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Lower Saxony Asparagus Route
Rustic charm, nature at its best and culinary delights

Typical post-harvest asparagus field with green asparagus ferns

Lower Saxony is famous for its asparagus. In fact, one fifth of all German asparagus is grown here. It therefore seems fitting that there is a tourist route dedicated to this king among vegetables in Lower Saxony - the Lower Saxony Asparagus Route. The asparagus fields are a dominant feature of the region's landscape from as early as March with spears being harvested from the end of April to the end of June (Midsummer's Day). Once the harvest is over, the green plants and red berries mean the asparagus fields are still easily recognisable well into the autumn. The harvest season, when the asparagus is cut, sold and served in many different variations in local restaurants, is a particularly interesting time for visitors.

Asparagus tip breaking through the soft earth

The Lower Saxony Asparagus Route, along with the Asparagus Cycling Trail that runs in parallel and starts and finishes in Burgdorf, is a "must" for any visitor to the region. The circuit runs for 750km through the most important asparagus-producing areas in Lower Saxony - the Braunschweig region, Hannover, Lüneburg Heath, the Middle Weser and the Oldenburger Münsterland region. For more than five years, the Lower Saxony Asparagus Route has been the place for high-quality local asparagus as well as charming scenery, attractions, festivals, markets and special events, and not only during the asparagus season. Experience the culinary delights along this 750-km route for connoisseurs that runs right across Lower Saxony and sample the asparagus until you've had your fill. A range of tours is also offered along the Lower Saxony Asparagus Route, giving you an opportunity to sample good food, enjoy some shopping or watch the asparagus cutters at work.

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Basic information

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  • Themes
    The world of asparagus growing in Lower Saxony

Highlights in brief

  • Meinersen
    "The Pyramids of Meinersen"
  • Burgdorf
    Asparagus picking, cycling exhibition, horse-riding country
  • Uetze
    "Erse" theme park, trestle windmill
  • Ahnsbeck
    Village chapel, bakery
  • Bruchhausen-Vilsen
    Railway museum
  • Heemsen
    Weser Renaissance arch in Drakenburg
  • Kirchdorf
    Moors and heathland
  • Nienburg
    Asparagus queen, asparagus museum
  • Rehden
    Sheep farm, Western-style ranch
  • Landesbergen
    Radler-Scheune barn hostel, trains for wedding ceremonies