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Lake Steinhude © HMTG

Lake Steinhude

Tourist Highlights

Highlights in the Hannover Region

As a holiday destination, the Hannover region – with all its various facets – offers a wide range of leisure opportunities in the open countryside.

All around the state capital you will find lakes, hills and forests, heathland and bog landscapes, idyllic half-timbered farms and small, family-friendly towns. Here you can make your holiday exciting and relaxing by turns depending on how you feel on the day.

Idyll in the rural area...

Deister © HMTG

Niedersachsen. Klar. - Deister

Everywhere in Hannover’s hinterland, active holidaymakers will find abundant opportunities for sport and recreational activities in the great outdoors. With its maritime flair, Lake Steinhude is a great place for pedalo and rowing enthusiasts, or for swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The Deister, the range of hills ‘in Hannover’s back garden’ (some 30 kilometres south-west of the city), are ideal for hiking and biking. Many scenic golf courses around Hannover are an invitation to golfers to work on their handicap.

...only a stone’s throw from big-city delights

During the day, you can sail on idyllic Lake Steinhude or ride through picturesque heathland scenery on the back of a horse; in the evening, enjoy big-city delights at the opera, a concert or a variety show: as a holiday destination, the Hannover region has particularly appealing contrasts to offer.

As travel distances are short and there is an excellent public-transport system, those holidaying in the surrounding region can be in the state capital of Hannover in a jiffy, where museums and theatres, restaurants and bars – not to mention numerous shopping facilities – provide plenty of different fun things to do.