Wandering the second largest federal state in Germany, this guide reveals the vast range of scenery that Lower Saxony has to offer?from the North Sea's islands and coast of East Frisia to the Emsland on the border to the Netherlands. The elevations of the Harz Mountains and the rivers of the Ems, Weser, Aller, and Elbe are also explored along with the rich and ancient history of the region, mirrored in its prehistoric burial mounds, the medieval cathedral at Braunschweig, the many edifices of the Weser Renaissance, the baroque gardens of Herrenhausen, and the neoclassical and Rococo houses of Osnabrück. Lower Saxony's many cultural, traditional, and natural assets are shown as being counterbalanced by a successful local economy, with several big car factories in the areas of Hannover, Braunschweig, and Wolfsburg. Beyond the big cities, this travel companion demonstrates how the region's local customs are enthusiastically upheld, with fairy tales and legends telling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and the witches of Brocken Mountain. Additional features focus on the coastal region of East Frisia, the artists' colony at Worpswede, the heath of Lüneburg with its moorland sheep, and a very special player in the history of the automobile: the VW Beetle.
Genre: Travel, Photography
Subgenre: Pictorial, Subjects + Themes / Regional, Europe / Germany