Destination guide

Loads and loads in Lower Saxony

Only 1 other German state can match the sheer size of Lower Saxony. This sprawling cut-out of northern Germany packs in loads, from car-mad cities to grand castles. Its countryside is a medley of windblown beaches lapped by the North Sea, lonely East Frisian Islands and shadowy pine forests. Brimming with pint-sized towns like salt-washed Cuxhaven and student-led Gottingen, there are oodles of charming Lower Saxony vacation rentals for the urban traveler. History lovers will find UNESCO sites and pre-historic relics, culture buffs can taste meaty sausages and wander half-timbered Saxon towns, while Hanover beckons all sorts with galleries, festivals and more.

Things to do

The landmarks of Lower Saxony

With such a rich history and heritage, there's certainly no shortage of unforgettable landmarks in Lower Saxony. The Gothic spires of mighty Marienburg Castle rarely fail to impress, while the half-timbered homes of Hildesheim are a glimpse of a long-gone age of German history. Wolfsburg has the petrolheads' favorite, Autostadt, a theme park dedicated to all things Volkswagen. The Palaon Research and Experience Center in Schoningen is sure to wow – there are 320,000-year-old weapons inside. Then there's the German Salt Museum of Luneburg, housed in a historic salt refinery that's been in operation for centuries.

Activities

Lower Saxony is a cultural hodgepodge

No matter whether you've bagged Lower Saxony vacation rentals in Hanover or gone for somewhere more remote, between the countryside and the North Sea coast, you can rest assured that a bout of culture and heritage is never too far away. Operas and classical music performances erupt in the cities, while walking tours of long-forgotten altstadt – old town – districts are plentiful. You can taste your way through Saxon cuisine – enjoy sausages? – and sip frothy beers with the students of Gottingen and Hanover. Then, there are excursions to grand castles and palaces, from majestic Marienburg to stoic Schloss Landestrost.

Weather

Picking Lower Saxony's prime time

Lower Saxony has the full 4 seasons. Summers start in June and last until August, but Lower Saxony vacation rentals on the beaches of the North Sea tend to start getting popular around May, in spring. Coming then, means getting daily highs in the 60s and 70s and the least chance of rain. Fall is a great time to explore the old towns. The students return to university in September, bringing energy to the beer halls and eateries. Winter, from December to March, means cold days, some snow, but also festive markets in places like Hanover and Gottingen.

Natural features

Icy seas and heathery heaths in Lower Saxony

The natural beauty of Lower Saxony starts with the salty rollers of the North Sea. They crash into the coastline, washing wide beaches along places like Cuxhaven. The shores are protected by the beautiful Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park, which spreads over mudflats and estuaries to cover the East Frisian Islands and their stretches of sandy beachfront and dunes. Inland reveals reserves like the Harz National Park, where mountains dotted with spear-like pine trees rise to dusty summits. Elsewhere is the Luneburg Heath, blooming in heliotrope hues with the wild heather, come August.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lower Saxony?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,404 vacation rentals near Lower Saxony. From 2,336 Houses to 112 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lower Saxony for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lower Saxony?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lower Saxony. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bremen: 161 vacation rentals
  • Hanover: 304 vacation rentals
  • Norden: 1,878 vacation rentals
  • Norddeich: 530 vacation rentals
  • Lüneburg: 153 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lower Saxony! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lower Saxony?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lower Saxony:

  • Bremen: 161 rentals
  • Hanover: 304 rentals
  • Norden: 1,878 rentals
  • Lüneburg: 153 rentals
  • Norderney: 1,656 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lower Saxony?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lower Saxony are:

  • Bremerhaven Airport (BRV): 1,223 vacation rentals
  • Lueneburg (ZOG): 441 vacation rentals
  • Braunschweig Wolfsburg Airport (BWE): 43 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lower Saxony?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lower Saxony. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Laatzen Hannover Messe-Laatzen Station: 326 rentals
  • Hannover Fairground: 327 rentals
  • Barsinghausen Kirchdorf-Deister S-Bahn: 471 rentals
  • Hannover (ZVR-Hannover Central Train Station): 398 rentals
  • Braunschweig Central Station: 37 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower Saxony listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Lower Saxony

Bremen
161 vacation rentals
Hanover
304 vacation rentals
Norden
1,878 vacation rentals
Lüneburg
153 vacation rentals
Norderney
1,656 vacation rentals
Göttingen
54 vacation rentals
Soltau
122 vacation rentals
Oldenburg
244 vacation rentals
Cuxhaven
1,503 vacation rentals
Wolfsburg
22 vacation rentals
Borkum
331 vacation rentals
Celle
93 vacation rentals
Juist
992 vacation rentals
Bad Zwischenahn
318 vacation rentals
Winsen
231 vacation rentals
Braunlage
1,521 vacation rentals
Wilhelmshaven
1,364 vacation rentals
Leer
509 vacation rentals
Nordhorn
92 vacation rentals
Osnabrück
120 vacation rentals