Cheap flights to Lower Saxony

Lower Saxony is a federal state in north-western Germany. It is the second largest state by area and the fourth most populous state among the 16 states in the country. It was created following WWII, by the occupying forces of the British, with most of the territory becoming the Kingdom and later becoming the Province of Hanover. Its principal cities and economic centres are Hanover (the state capital), Brunswick, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Oldenburg, Hildesheim, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg and Göttingen – which are located in the central and southern parts. The region’s north-western area, called East Frisia, along with the seven East Frisian Islands offshore is famous with tourists.

What to see & do

Lower Saxony is the largest German state after Bavaria. It is home to fascinating regional centres, with a number of interesting museums. Outside its cities are river plains, the coast, tidal flats, moors, and heath which offer excellent opportunities for walking and cycling. Its capital, Hanover, is the urban hub and also the headquarters of Volkswagen (Wolfsburg). Brunswick, also known as the Lion City, is a popular scientific research site. Visit the beautiful medieval town of Goslar, which also serves as the base for the Harz mountains; Cuxhaven’s famous seaside resort; the stunningly reconstructed old town of Hildesheim located around the market square; the quaint historic town of Lüneburg, also the gateway to the Lüneburg Heath; and Oldenburg, the cultural hub of its namesake region, home to a castle park. Other notable destinations include the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park located along the region’s coast and include the East Frisian Islands, as well as the world-famous Schöningen, known for 320,000 year old spears, the oldest wooden artefacts, as well as the oldest weapons discovered.

How to get around within Lower Saxony

You can navigate around Lower Saxony using the "Niedersachsen Ticket", a special ticket which offers unlimited travel by regional trains (high-speed trains not included) inside Lower Saxony area, up to Bremen and Hamburg in one day. It’s available as a single and a group (maximum of five people) ticket, valid from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. the following day during weekdays and the whole day on weekends. You can also use this ticket inside public transport network in Hanover, Hamburg, Bremen, and Brunswick.

How to get there

Lower Saxony’s most notable airports are Hamburg, Hanover, Bremen, and Münster/Osnabrück in Greven, located in the neighbouring state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Hanover Airport, in particular, has numerous connections, especially with low-cost carrier Air Berlin, British Airways, and Lufthansa. From the airport, you can take the S-Bahn (S5) to the Hauptbahnhof. The journey takes around 16 minutes. It is also possible to get in by train. The region’s largest station, Hanover Central, has hourly connections to Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, along with other long-distance destinations. Brunswick offers regional services to East Germany and the Harz, while Göttingen has regional services to the South Harz. You can also drive into the region. Its largest motorways/autobahnen are the A2 running from east to west and the A2 running from north to south. Brunswick, Hanover, and other large cities have their own networks of city motorways. Lower Saxony is also accessible by ferry. Although the port of Hamburg is not technically part of the region, it is located on the Elbe River, one of Central Europe’s major waterways which run from the Czech Republic through Germany to the North Sea.

Flights to Lower Saxony

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