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 is as diverse as this one: mountains and sea, heath, coast, islands and moors, rural idyll and city flair. Lower Saxony reaches from the islands of East Frisia all the way to the low mountain range of the Harz.
As the second largest German federal state in terms of surface area, it 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 exhibition center.
Cities like Lüneburg, Wolfenbüttel and Celle impress with historical city centres and elaborately restored buildings. In Celle alone there are more than 450 timber-facade houses from the 16th, 17th, and the 18th century, which together form the largest historical architectural setting in Europe.
Scenically, Lower Saxony also has quite a lot to offer: there is much to discover: from the white sand beaches and dunes along the North Sea coast, the Wadden Sea - which in 2009 was declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site on account of its uniqueness - to the blossoming landscape of the Lüneburg Heath, all the way to the green meadows of the Weserhighlands, and the rough rock faces of the Harz mountains.
Lower Saxony has many faces, a highly developed infrastructure and offers an attractive range of locations. Its 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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