Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
The region of Niedersachsen in Germany
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Number of zones130
Maximum PPH130
Last updated2021-01-25

Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) is a region in northwestern Germany. The region encompasses the bundesland with the same name and has about eight million inhabitants.

The region Bremen is almost entirely enclosed by Lower Saxony. Other bordering regions are Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in the north, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the northeast, Brandenburg and Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt) in the east, Thüringen (Thuringia) in the southeast, Hessen (Hesse) in the south, Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) in the southwest as well as Overijssel, Drenthe and Groningen (in the Netherlands) in the west.

Flag of Lower Saxony

Geographical overview[edit]


In Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) there are eleven municipalities with at least one turfzone. Each of these corresponds to a district (Kreis) within the bundesland:

Municipality Zones
Braunschweig (Brunswick) 37
Goslar 4
Hannover (Hanover) 39
Heidekreis 1
Hildesheim 3
Landkreis Cuxhaven 1
Landkreis Friesland 1
Landkreis Göttingen 1
Landkreis Harburg 23
Lüchow-Dannenberg 3
Osnabrück 17

The list is updated according to the zones that existed on 2021-01-25.


There are 130 turfzones in the regionen, where three are counted as world heritage sites, six train station zones, two national park zones, eight monument zones, ten holy zones, one summit zone, thirteen bridge zones, two castle zones and two ruin zones.

Updated: 2021-01-25

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