Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany, is a town with a population of around thirty-three thousand. Hannover is the capital of this German state and it takes around forty-five minutes by train to reach Uelzen. The town is not connected to the motorway network -- that is why it takes disproportionately long to get there by car. From Hannover, it takes more than ninety minutes, twice as long compared to the train link.
The food industry is an important economic factor in Uelzen. Big companies such as sugar producer Nordzucker and Nestlé have factories there. The small town is very suitable for architecture and culture lovers. One of the town's most popular and remarkable sights is the Uelzen train station.
If you are interested in staying here, there are some hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments; limited options for a Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel also exist. The prices are fairly decent; most places offer free Wi-Fi and parking spaces. Unfortunately, your Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel does not provide free Wi-Fi and mostly focuses on pupils, school classes, and families. However, there is no problem to stay in a Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel if you travel on your own and you can deal with younger kids.
Around fifty kilometres away is the well-known Lüneburg Heath, in German Lünburger Heide. It is a perfect spot for relaxation and outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Lüneburg Heath Nature Park covers an area of more than one thousand one hundred square kilometres. The famous Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser renovated the train station for the Expo 2000, the World's Fair in Hannover. Nowadays, the distinctive design is a popular subject for photographers. Holdenstedt Castle Museum, in German Museum Schloss Holdenstedt, is an excellent option if you want to know more about the local history and culture. The permanent exhibition puts on display furniture from the Middle Ages and Art Nouveau. In addition to that, you can find items made by local craftsmen and artists.
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