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Hannover - Day Trips

  Steinhuder Meer – The biggest stretch of inland water in Germany, this is a great place for swimming and other water sports. Boat out to the Wilhelmstein, an artificial island in the lake that Duke Wilhelm of Schaumburg Lippe built as a fortress. Kids fascinated by "things military" will like the exhibits of uniforms and military gear and cannons.
    Go to the Open Air Dinosaur Museum (Munchehagen, near Wunstorf) – Walk along a 1.5 mile trail following the history of the earth, complete with full-scale replicas of dinos, watch a video, look at the wonderful dioramas of these kid faves, and then really let kids go crazy. How about "digging up" a dino "skeleton?" Or playing with a huge dino puzzle? Make a model dino in clay, or identify a dino by touch only – there are lots of exhibits and activities.
    Freizeitpark Park (Verden) – This theme park is really great for younger kids, who will have a fun time riding a "dragon" on a rail across the park or riding real ponies, sliding down the giant water slide or paddling "log boats" through Old West teepees and forts, or climbing through fairy-tale castles and cottages past gnomes.
    Marienburg Castle (near Nordstemmen) – Marienburg Castle sits in the lovely Leine river valley. The castle was built in 1857 for George V, the last King and Queen of Hannover, who used it as a summer residence.
    Rasti-Land (Salzhemmendorf, near Hildesheim) – For bigger kids, great whitewater rafting rides and miniature car races, there's also a puppet theater and playground for little ones. Pack a picnic for an afternoon here.

Erse-Park (Uetze) – A theme park with lots of water rides like the Tornado Tube, the Hara Kiri water slide, the Blizzard slide, the wild water ride, or relax on a cruise on a Viking ship. It's not all about water – there's a butterfly cable car, a cloud cuckoo railway, a mini loop, the Draisinen railway, and mini golf.

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