8 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

8 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lower Saxony journey builder

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Norden
— 1 day
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Bad Bentheim
— 1 night
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Hannover
— 2 nights
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Goslar
— 3 nights
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Luneburg
— 1 night
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Norden

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Greetsieler Hafen, then stroll around Schlosspark Lutetsburg, and then see the interesting displays at Teemuseum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Norden travel planner.

Hamburg to Norden is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bad Bentheim.

Things to do in Norden

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Bad Bentheim

— 1 night
Bad Bentheim is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim on the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands roughly 15 km south of Nordhorn and 20 km northeast of Enschede. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Frenswegen, stop by Van Benthem - Gilde Sfeer Saison Deko, and then don't miss a visit to Burg Bentheim.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bad Bentheim tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Norden to Bad Bentheim takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Bad Bentheim

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Hannover

— 2 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen. On the next day, wander the streets of Hameln Old Town, then admire the natural beauty at Herrenhauser Garten, and then get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall.

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You can drive from Bad Bentheim to Hannover in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Goslar.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Goslar

— 3 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Museum-lovers will get to explore Autostadt and Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stabkirche and Imperial Palace of Goslar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goslar: Kloster Walkenried (in Walkenried) and Volkswagen Auto Museum (in Wolfsburg). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Liebesbank Trail and make a trip to Lohmuehle.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goslar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hannover to Goslar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Goslar sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luneburg.

Things to do in Goslar

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Luneburg

— 1 night
Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then steep yourself in history at Alter Kran.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luneburg online journey planner.

Getting from Goslar to Luneburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October in Luneburg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Luneburg

Historic Sites
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Lower Saxony travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.