A STATE OF ENERGY
Tradition and modernism, a cosmopolitan spirit and innovation – Lower Saxony stands for unity in diversity and for daring and dynamic progress. In renewable energy, in particular, Lower Saxony sets the benchmark.
Lower Saxony is already the Number 1 wind energy state and is aiming to become the top state for energy. At record-breaking speed, the first LNG terminal in Germany was built and started operating. With the further expansion of onshore and offshore wind energy plants, hydrogen terminals and pipeline networks, the coast of Lower Saxony is fast becoming Germany’s leading energy hub.
Lower Saxony is one of the most diverse states in the federal republic. From the flat coastal region to the central mountain ranges in the Harz, the state has pristine natural landscapes and vibrant big-city energy with an exceptional cultural breadth. Visit us and find out more!
Facts about the federal state (source: LSN, Statistical Offices of the Federation and the States, Statista)
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The North Sea coast in Lower Saxony boasts some beautiful sandy beaches, and the low and high tides make the coastline a unique natural spectacle.
The Herrenhausen Gardens in the state capital are amongst the most important Baroque gardens in Europe. Between artistically arranged hedges, romantic paths for strolling around and magnificent fountains, the Gardens are also the venue for many cultural events.
Lower Saxony – all flat? Nothing could be further from the truth! The Wurmberg in the Harz Mountains stands a proud 971 metres tall and is a great destination for hiking and winter sports. The national park is a habitat for rare species such as the lynx and the wildcat.
Picturesque villages, rolling hills and flocks of bleating sheep: Lüneburg Heath is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Lower Saxony and is well worth visiting, particularly when the heather is in bloom.
The Pilsum Lighthouse
Wide expanses of countryside as far as the eye can see! You can explore Lower Saxony on the excellent network of bike paths, as you cycle past horses, cows and sheep – perhaps with the beautiful lighthouse at Pilsum as your destination.
LOWER SAXONY AT THE FESTIVAL OF UNITY
We extend a warm – and energy-packed welcome to all visitors at the Festival of Unity. Under the motto “Hydrogen – the elixir of sustainability”, we show how, through the process of electrolysis, water and green wind energy are used to produce hydrogen, which can replace other gases that are harmful to the climate.
How many wind turbines are there in Lower Saxony? More than 4,000 or more than 6,000? Test your knowledge of “Lower Saxony – the State of Energy” in our quiz or dare to enter our Escape Room, where you have to solve energy policy challenges. The IdeenExpo provides hands-on technology and natural sciences for kids and youngsters to experiment and take a look at the future. Nearly everyone has been stuck in a traffic jam at some time or another – test our congestion simulator and see if you can effectively control the flow of traffic.
From the North Sea to the Harz Mountains: experience the sheer diversity of Lower Saxony as a holiday destination in our interactive display. Visitors of all ages are very welcome – on the 2nd of October from 10 am to 11 pm and on the 3rd of October from 10 am to 9 pm. We look forward to seeing you!