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Eine Luftaufnahme des Hotel FREIgeist Northeim und dem dazugehörigen Tennisplatz - perfekt für einen Kurzurlaub in Niedersachsen
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Die Außenfassade des Hotel FREIgeist Northeim bei Sonnenschein und blauem Himmel

Discover a charming hanseatic city

Northeim, home to nearly 30,000 inhabitants, is almost 1000 years old. The city is characterized by its convenient location and an idyllic ensemble of old, beautifully restored half-timbered houses in the town center. Stroll through the old Hanseatic city with an ice cream or discover exciting excursion destinations in the region. 


Culinary calendar at Novalis

Special events at the 5-star Relais & Châteaux Hardenberg BurgHotel - just 10 minutes away from Northeim.

Indulge in regional ingredients, creative creations and musical highlights - a calendar for all the senses that accompanies you through the seasons.
From a flowery spring awakening with asparagus to summery seafood with champagne - to musical summer evenings and autumnal truffle delights. Experience exclusive events, indulge your palate and let yourself be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of our Novalis restaurant with a special view from the terrace to the castle ruin.

You can find more information about the individual events here.

Der Wieter-Turm nahe des Hotel FREIgeist Northeim vor einer hohen Hecke

Wieter tower

Departing from the FREIgeist, you can walk to the 19th-century lookout tower on Northeim's highest mountain in a good half hour (2.5 km) through the forest. Ideal as a destination for a short hike. When the weather is suitable, the Harz Mountains are visible in the north-east and the Solling Hills in the west. 

Blick auf einen hohen Turm mit einem roten Hausdach

Theater of the night

Puppet theater in the enchanted house. Immerse yourself in the world of handmade dolls and extraordinary characters; starting with the house where the theater takes place. The old fire station was reopened in 2001 after renovations and is reminiscent of a witch's house with creative ideas and incredible attention to detail.

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Ein kleines Holzboot schwimmt auf der Northeimer Seenplatte bei Sonnenuntergang

Northeimer lake district

At the "Big Lake" in Northeim, you can not only swim, but also relax on a lovely cruise across the lake. Rent pedal boats, canoes and more at the Northeim Boat Rental. If a pedal boat is a little too pedestrian for you, try preparing your food on the "BBQ Donut" – a round boat with an integrated charcoal grill – and cruise across the lake in comfort.  

Eine Frontaufnahme der Hardenberg Distillery

Hardenberg Distillery

The Hardenberg has stood for excellent ingredients and masterful distillation since 1700. The distillery not only cultivates their raw materials on the count's estates in Lower Saxony, but processes them directly in-house. Under the new roof of the Hardenberg Distillery, they prepare the finest of hand-made spirits. Honest, direct and strong in character – just like the people who make them. As in the past, everything happens on site, from raw ingredients to finished product. 

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Die beleuchtete Außenfassade des PS.Speicher Museums in Einbeck bei Nacht


If you drive 40 km pretty much straight north from here, you will arrive in Einbeck. Here you will find the award-winning classic car exhibition with over 400 exhibits – the PS.SPEICHER. Did you know that the PS.SPEICHER is Europe's largest vintage car collection?

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Mehrere Kunstwerke hängen an einer Wand eines großen Saals mit einer Bank in der Mitte

Kunsthaus Göttingen

Experience cutting-edge contemporary art with an international focus in the Kunsthaus Göttingen. Works made of paper, photography and video art invite you to expand your creative horizon and let your creativity run free. The exhibitions, which change up to four times a year, are accompanied by exciting events and workshops for art lovers of all ages.

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Die Außenfassade des "Forum Wissen"-Gebäudes mit einem großen roten Schild

Forum Wissen

In Göttingen near the main station lies the old Zoological Museum. This facility of 1400 m² is all about the dialog between science and society. The central question is: How is knowledge created? Topics range from historical debates to innovative ideas and recent discoveries to current research projects. 

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Ein kleiner Springbrunnen auf dem Teich vor der Sonnenterrasse des Hotels
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