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Lower Saxony

Strong enterprises, innovative minds and excellent research institutes have turned the state into an excellent location for business and research alike. Lower Saxony is Germany’s second largest state and boasts beautiful landscapes between the Ems and Elbe rivers, the Harz skiing slopes, North Sea seaside towns, offering plenty of fun and relaxing leisure activities, as well as an excellent quality of life.




47,709.82 km²


7,926,775 inhabitants

Important industries

  • Automotive engineering
  • Agriculture and food industry
  • Power industry, including solar and wind power
  • Healthcare, including life sciences and medicine
  • Maritime industry
  • Electric vehicles
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Information technology

Information on the state

Lower Saxony Portal
Comprehensive information about Lower Saxony (German, English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Spanish)

Welcome Services for immigrants

Migration und Teilhabe – Niedersachsen
Information for immigrants (German)

Recognition authorities and advisory centres
Points of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German)

Adelante! Training and job perspectives for young people from Spain
Programme for young people from Spain who would like to receive vocational training in Germany (German)

Ems-Achse Jobmotor Nordwest
Point of contact for international professionals (German)

Welcome to Niedersachsen
The counseling centers for migrants answer all questions about living and working in Germany (German, English)

Welcome Center der Region
Information for immigrants (German, English) 

Welcome Center Oldenburg
Information for immigrants and companies (i.a. German, English, Dutch, Turkish, Russian)


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