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Old town hall (Altes Rathaus)

Gifhorn is a town in Lower Saxony, in northern Germany in the south of Lüneburg Heath.


Gifhorn is a town with a population of 43,000 (2019) in Lower Saxony that lies between Celle, Wolfsburg and Brunswick.

Get in[edit]

Gifhorn is well sign posted from the Autobahn (A2/A391 Brunswick (Germany) Braunschweig) or from Celle.

The rail station is a stop along the Braunschweig-Uelzen and Berlin-Hannover lines.

Get around[edit]

Your won't necessarily need a car. The town's centre is relatively small and can easily be navigated by foot.


The Sansoucci mill and the 'mill pole' at the International Wind- and Watermill Museum
  • 1 International Wind- and Watermill Museum (Internationales Wind- und Wassermühlen-Museum), Bromer Straße 2, +49 5371-55050. 15 Mar-31 Oct: daily 10:00 - 18:00. In this open-air museum, you can see 16 original or reconstructed mills from all over Europe. Children under 16 years: €4, adults: €10.
  • 2 Historical Museum (Historisches Museum), Schlossplatz, +49 5371 8242225. Five permanent collections give visitors an insight into the historical development of the district Gifhorn. From prehistoric times to the present. Children free, adults €1.


  • 1 Bootsverleih Ise-Tour (boat rental Ise-Tour), Bromer Straße 4 (next to Morada Hotel). Canoeing and boat trips along the River Ise, or Mühlensee Lake. €9-14 per hour.






Go next[edit]

  • Otter Centre in Hankensbüttel
  • The Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide) — is an extensive region of heath and farmland which has become a popular holiday and excursion destination (100 km / 62 mi).
  • Celle — admire the rows of timber-framed houses and the Baroque-Renaissance Celle Castle
  • Wolfsburg — home of the Volkswagen (22 km / 14 mi).
  • Brunswick (Braunschweig) — the Lion City and centre of scientific research (27 km / 17 mi).
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