The Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park near the cities of Bremen and Oldenburg is the largest nature park in Lower Saxony and home to a diverse range of culture and countryside settings.
The best way for active holidaymakers to explore the biodiverse mixed woodland, avenues, fields lined with hedgerows, sand dunes, moors and heathland is by bike or on foot. Multi-day tours for cyclists reveal all that the landscape has to offer, including the Ahlhorn fish ponds (a major European conservation area) and the ancient forest of Herrenholz. The Goldenstedt Moor nature sanctuary and information centre is not to be missed, thanks to its educational trail, moorland tunnel and railway – and nor is the Museum of Straw Crafts in Twistringen. When it comes to the water, the Wilde Geest is best explored on a canoe trip on the idyllic little River Hunte.