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Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen Bundesländer (states) of Germany. 

In rural areas Low German is still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining.

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Lower Saxony borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In total, Lower Saxony borders more neighboring states than any other federal state. The state of Bremen forms two enclaves within Lower Saxony, one being the city of Bremen, the other its seaport city of Bremerhaven. The state's principal cities include Hanover, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, Oldenburg, and Göttingen.

The northwestern portion of Lower Saxony is a part of Frisia; it is called Ostfriesland (East Frisia) and lies on the coast of the North Sea. It includes seven islands, known as the East Frisian Islands. In the extreme west of Lower Saxony is the Emsland, a traditionally poor and sparsely populated area, once dominated by inaccessible swamps. The northern half of Lower Saxony, also known as the North German Plains, is almost invariably flat except for the gentle hills around the Bremen geestland. Towards the south and southwest lie the northern parts of the German Central Highlands, the Weserbergland (Weser mountain range) and the Harz mountains. Between these two lies the Lower Saxon Hill Country, a range of minor elevations. Lower Saxony's major cities and economic centres are mainly situated in its central and southern parts, namely Hanover, Hildesheim, Wolfsburg, Salzgitter and Braunschweig. Oldenburg, near the northwestern coastline, is another economic center. The region in the northeast is called Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburg Heath), the largest heathland area of Germany and in medieval times wealthy due to salt mining and salt trade, as well as to a lesser degree the exploitation of its peat bogs up until about the 1960s. To the north, the Elbe river separates Lower Saxony from Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. The banks just south of the Elbe are known as Altes Land (Old Country). Due to its gentle local climate and fertile soil it is the state's largest area of fruit farming, its chief produce being apples.

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Albatros Typ B (Ref: 41715)
self catering villa in CUXHAVEN-DÖSE, Germany
Residence Albatros is located at only 150m from the beach in the well-known beach resort Cuxhaven-Döse. The residence offers 33 comfortable west-facing apartments. The apartment is ca. 45 m2 and has a terrace or balcony. The sleeping facilities (double bed or double sofa bed) in the living room are separated by a partition wall. Guests of the residence have access to the indoor swimming pool in the adjacent residence Kormoran. You can also use the sauna, steam baths and solarium for an entrance fee. You can hire bicycles on site. Cuxhaven-Döse offers everything for an unforgettable holiday at the seaside. You will find a 3 km sandy beach here, the heated outdoor swimming pool Steinmarne, an animal park with seals and penguins and a large play garden for the children. Cuxhaven offers much nature and culture, and is renowned for its excellent gastronomy.   Sleeps 4.
See also: Albatros Typ C  (Ref:41716)
Ferienhaus Hatzum (Ref: 41710)
self catering home in HATZUM-JEMGUM, Germany
The cosy furnished holiday house Hatzum (approx. 86m2), with a grand garden of approx. 1100m2. Situated at the end of the town Hatzum in the outstretched Ostfriesland close to the Wadden Sea. The village is situated close to the Ems and the Dollart (with their wadden area), where many forms of water recreations are possible. Cycling fanatics will enjoy it here, during a beautiful cycling trip through the Ostfries landscape. The Dollart cycle route is a true recommendation! Hatzum is located in the Rheiderland where many fishing possibilities area in one of the many little lakes, ditches and canals. If you a lover of museums and culture, then a visit to the town Weener with among others the Organeum (organ museum), the town Oldenburg with the Horst Janssen Museum and a visit to the cities Emden and Leer are surely worth it.  Sleeps 6.
Hanse (Ref: 41708)
self catering home in HOLLERN-TWIELENFLETH, Germany
The beautifully landscaped holiday village Altes Land is located in Hollern-Twielenfleth, directly at the dyke on the river Elbe, between the cities Hamburg and Stade. You are in the Alte Land, a magnificent region famous for its many orchards, which was already turned into a polder in the 14th century. The North Sea is ca. 40 km away. You can visit the 'hansestadt' Stade with its thousand years history or lively Hamburg with its sea harbour. Or the island Helgoland, Hagenbeck zoo, the heath in Soltau or the safari park Lüneburger Heide. In the park there is lots of fun to be had for young and old. In the high season there are various animation programmes for kids and there is a darts and table football room. The park has no swimming pool, but at 0.5 km there is a heated outdoor swimming pool (open from early June to end of August).  Sleeps 6.
Ferienhaus Rosenbrock I (Ref: 41718)
self catering home in HERMANNSBURG-BECKEDORF, Germany
In the 25 km. north of Celle situated Hermannsbrug lies, on the estate of the family Rosenbrock, in the village part Beckendorf, two spacious holiday houses with terrace facing south and a wide view. The 90 m² large, entirely detached, 5-pers. house contains of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a complete interior with direct access to the terrace. The 80 m² large, a little more luxurious equipped 4-pers. house is a semi-detached type of house and contains of two bedrooms and under floor heating as well as a terrace with garden furniture on both sides of the house. On the landlord?s estate you will also find a swing and a sand box for the children and several animals (such as cows and cats). Furthermore Hermannsburg has the great advantage that the location is very central, so several trips (such as to Celle, the Heidepark of the Ottercentra) on the Luneberger Heide is easily made.  Sleeps 5.
See also:  Ferienhaus Rosenbrock II  (Ref:41719)
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