Our Region

Between Harz and Heath

Did you know that Gifhorn is located in one of the top economic and adventure regions in Germany? Everything worth knowing about the Braunschweig-Wolfsburg region is bundled on the online portal die-region.de.

In the middle of Germany and in the centre of Europe, the cities and districts of Braunschweig, Gifhorn, Goslar, Helmstedt, Peine, Salzgitter, Wolfenbüttel and Wolfsburg form one region. It includes the northern Harz, the Harz foothills, eastern Lower Saxony and the southern Heath and is home to over 1.1 million people.

The Braunschweig-Wolfsburg region has high average incomes and one of the highest rates of value creation in Lower Saxony. It is home to a whole range of successful companies: from medium-sized family businesses to global players. It is also one of the most research-intensive regions in Europe and offers an ideal breeding ground for cooperation between research and business.

The region is also convincing in terms of quality of life: Goslar and the surrounding area are home to Germany's northernmost mountain world with a veritable nature, hiking, skiing and mountain biking paradise. South of Goslar, the Harz National Park spreads out - with an untouched mountain wilderness and eight visitor centres.

In harmony with nature, it is possible to holiday and relax, but also simply to live well: Salzgitter has the lowest residential density in Germany - so there is plenty of room for everyone to develop here. The region around Peine also shows its best side: the rural idyll with farm shops and farms is ideal for families and people who want to live and shop close to nature.

Gifhorn is a prime example of rural living at a high level without having to forego the advantages of nearby big-city amenities. Helmstedt not only has an excellent recreational area in the form of the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park, but also more than 600 kilometres of signposted hiking and cycling trails.

Wolfenbüttel offers pure recreation with its many forests and the Oker river, which invites you to paddle. The history is also rich and still alive today: The Guelph Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg long resided in the town of Wolfenbüttel, to which several hundred half-timbered houses and magnificent buildings still bear witness today - just as in nearby Hornburg.

Brunswick combines culture, sport and nature. Residents and visitors enjoy tours of the Oker River or walks in the numerous parks in the city area. And with Eintracht Braunschweig, the city has a well-known sports club that is not only represented in the Bundesliga football league, but is also "on the move" in many other sports such as basketball, handball or gymnastics.

Wolfsburg has a very special mix of relaxation and exercise to offer: The city is urban, green and lively at the same time - and has a truly extensive range of activities for sports fans: well over 100 sports clubs invite you to join in. Those who prefer to watch and cheer for their favourite club also have plenty of opportunity to do so, because Wolfsburg is also home to top-class sport - from the VfL to the Grizzlies. Last but not least, culture is also very important in Wolfsburg, just as it is in Braunschweig: This is where world-class, renowned classical culture meets experimental art and pop culture.

All this makes the Braunschweig-Wolfsburg region a home worth loving and living in. More entertaining, interesting and exciting information about the region can be found at die-region.de.