As Minister President of Lower Saxony I would like to welcome you to the English website of the federal state of Lower Saxony. I invite you to use this resource to get to know our state better. As you will find out, Lower Saxony offers greater diversity than almost any part of Germany.
We've got it all, from the maritime flair of the North Sea islands to the ski slopes of the Harz mountains. Lower Saxony offers bustling metropolitan life in cities such as Hannover, Brunswick and Osnabrück, yet also peace, quiet and relaxation in secluded countryside. And our cultural heritage is just as varied as our landscapes. At many sites and in numerous museums you can discover that our state, despite having been in existence as a political entity for only around 60 years, has a history stretching back almost two millennia.
Lower Saxony is a modern and high-achieving location for industry and science. And it is a land of innovation, where outstanding research, high-tech advances and high-quality, top-selling products are all found together.
I will be delighted if this site motivates you to explore for yourself Lower Saxony in all its diversity, between the Harz mountains and the heathland, between the Elbe and Ems rivers.