Lower Saxony, situated in the middle of Europe, is where major travel routes from West to East and North to South intersect. No other state in Germany is as diverse as this one: mountains and sea, heath, coast, islands and moors, rural idyll and city flair. Lower Saxony extends from the islands of East Frisia all the way to the low ranges of the Harz Mountains.
As the second largest federal state in North West Germany in terms of surface area, Lower Saxony offers a wide variety of landscapes, towns rich in tradition with picturesque half-timbered houses as well as high-ranking universities and highly-modern industrial regions. The state capital, Hanover, is a modern city with about 540,000 inhabitants and enjoys an excellent reputation as an international trade fair venue.
On the other hand, towns like Luneburg, Wolfenbüttel and Celle are very impressive on account of their historical town centres and elaborately restored buildings. In Celle alone, there are more than 450 half-timbered houses from the 16th, 17th, and the 18th century, which together form the largest historical architectural setting in Europe.
Scenically, Lower Saxony also has a great deal to offer; there is much to discover: from the white sandy beaches and dunes along the North Sea coast, the Wadden Sea - which was declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site on account of its uniqueness - to the blossoming landscape of the Luneburg Heath, all the way to the green meadows of the Weser hills, and the rough rock faces of the Harz Mountains.
Lower Saxony has many facets, offering a highly-developed infrastructure and an attractive range of film locations. This diversity has already provided ideal settings for numerous film and television productions. And best of all: the people of Lower Saxony support film shooting with great enthusiasm!
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