Salzgitter is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the western edge of the Harz Mountains and is the second largest city in the county of Goslar. The city was formed in 1942 by merging several smaller towns and villages, and its name means “salt gutter” in German, which refers to the city’s history as a salt-mining town. Salzgitter is also an industrial city, with a long history of steel production and manufacturing. Today, it is home to many large companies, including Salzgitter AG, a steel and technology company, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which has a large production facility in the city. The population of Salzgitter is around 100,000 people.
Things to do in Salzgitter:
- Visit the Salzgittersee lake.
- See the city’s history at the Heimatmuseum.
- Visit the castle of Salder.
- Take a walk through the nature reserve at the Salzgitter-Bad.
- See the world’s largest bell at the St. Johanniskirche.
- Visit the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles factory.
- Visit the Salzgitter AG steelworks.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Bad thermal baths.
- Walk through the historic city center.
- Visit the Salzgitter Zoo.
- Visit the Salzgitter Lebenstedt Stadtmuseum.
- Take a tour of the Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH steelworks.
- Visit the St. Nikolai Kirche.
- Explore the Harz Mountains.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Ringelheim Observatory.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Bad Salzdetfurth Thermal Baths.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Bad Stadtmuseum.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Bad Salzdetfurth Stadtmuseum.
- Take a bike ride along the Salzgittersee lake.
- Visit the Salzgitter-Lebenstedt Stadtmuseum.