Salzgitter (German pronunciation: [zalt͡sˈɡɪtɐ] ( listen)) is an independent city in southeast Lower Saxony, Germany, located between Hildesheim and Braunschweig. Together with Wolfsburg and Braunschweig, Salzgitter is one of the seven Oberzentren of Lower Saxony (roughly equivalent to a metropolitan area). With 101,079 inhabitants and 223.92 square kilometres (86.46 sq mi) (as of 31 December 2015), its area is the largest in Lower Saxony and one of the largest in Germany. Salzgitter originated as a conglomeration of several small towns and villages, and is today made up of 31 boroughs, which are relatively compact conurbations with wide stretches of open country between them. The main shopping street of the young city is in the borough of Lebenstedt, and the central business district is in the borough of Salzgitter-Bad. The city is connected to the Mittellandkanal and the Elbe Lateral Canal by a distributary. The nearest metropolises are Braunschweig, about 23 kilometres (14 miles) to the northeast, and Hanover, about 51 km (32 miles) to the northwest. The population of the City of Salzgitter has exceeded 100,000 inhabitants since its foundation in 1942 (which made it a city (Großstadt) in contrast to a town (Stadt) by the German definition), when it was still called Watenstedt-Salzgitter. Beside Wolfsburg, Leverkusen and Eisenhüttenstadt, Salzgitter is therefore one of the few cities in Germany founded during the 20th century.
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We came too late to go into the museum, but just looking around at the museum and the iron ore train that is outside was beautiful.
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The Herzog August Bibliotek has a long, long history and was once rated as a wonder of the world. In those days it was a wooden structure built in the round. The present building is stone, and rather imposing. Inside, the mood changes. The main hall is galleried, and as you get your eye in you can see that many of the books were hand bound, maybe several hundreds of years ago, and the titles are written in squiggly, sepia ink. There's also a really excellent facsimile of the bible of Heinrich der Loewe ... you might be lucky enough to see the real thing, but that would be a rare day, as it is so frail. Go through this beautiful, still, scholarly room, downstairs to the left, and you can wonder at the worlds of earth and sky depicted in the great old globes there. I've been to this library tens of times now and it never disappoints, always inspires. I don't want to wax too lyrical, though, because it is just a gorgeous old fashioned library with ancient books that bear witness to a real thirst of knowledge and learning (distinction deliberate!) so if you want bells, whistles and interactivity, this ain't your place. But if you want to quietly contemplate the shoulders of the giants of enquiry we all stand on now, you'll come away richly rewarded.
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The oldest part of Braunschweig. A square in the city center surrounded by at leats 500 years of history: Burg Dankwarderode, the Lion of Braunschweig (Löwenstandbild), Dom St Blasii, Dompredigerhaus, Viewegen, Von Veltheimsches haus and Huneborstelsches haus. So amazingly beautiful to feel the greatness of history on such a place. Quite overwhelming when all the bells of the churches started to ring, surely at the same time: we are in Germany!
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Immer wieder einen Besuch wert die Burgruine Heinrich des Löwen in Lichtenberg.
Vom Turm aus hat man einen grandiosen Ausblick in die gesamte Umgebung - m. E. einmalige im gesamten Harzvorland.
Auch für Kindern ein sehr schöner Ort, da man sich wie im Mittelalter fühlen kann und zudem die Wanderwege um den Burgberg herum zu Spaziergängen durch den wunderschönen Laubwald einladen.
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Like many medieval churches and cathedrals, this one is large and imposing. But the best part has to do with the tombs, the statues, and the spectacular 7-armed candlestick with superb medieval figures, plants, and ornaments. The other great thing is the north aisle added to the building in the late middle ages. You won't have seen twisted pillars like these in your church back home!
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Bluesrock in einer Kirche. Das schließt sich nicht aus. Seit 1985 werden in der Kniestedter Kirche kulturelle Veranstaltungen durchgeführt. Miller Anderson und seine Band haben in der kleinen und gemütlichen Kirche ein schönes Konzert gegeben. Rund 200 Personen passen in die ehemalige Kirche und sichern damit eine fast gemütliche Atmosphäre. Durch die "Größe" des Raumes hat man/wir einen relative engen Kontakt zu den Künstlern. Toll!
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We visited is a study abroad girl. The students are you from universities in the United States and China. The age of the building really impressed many of the students in the fact that it was the first Germany built specifically for the protestant religion was very interesting as well.
The building is well-kept, and has appointments that are very interesting. There are angels all over, 3-D relief, and the crypt. The narrator was very informative about the history of the building and the part it played throughout history.
This is definitely worth the stop. But does require some pre-planning with those who care for it.
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The grand appearance of this building in the central area of the city hides a great shopping mail. The inside is home to many boutiques as well as food outlets, bakeries and supermarket. Well known brands are represented and the design of the interior makes for comfortable shopping. The outside area with its wide forecourt and Fountain is a photographers delight! A great place to visit!
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Not too many stairs, free entry to the tower. You can see all of Saltzgitter-Bad, farms, wind turbines and Forests for miles. Very pretty.
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