In the northwest of Germany is the state with the second most inhabitants of Germany: Lower Saxony. The largest part is formed by the North German Plain with the Weser, Eems and Elbe being the most important rivers.
Few German cities survived World War II unscathed. Goslar in the Harz is one of them. The old town and the nearby Rammelsberg mines, where silver ore was previously extracted, are on the World Heritage List.
The Dreiflüssestadt Hann. Münden is a model of half-timbered architecture. Located on three rivers, it has a rich past, which radiates from the many beautiful half-timbered houses.