Active and extreme
Athletes’ hearts will leap with joy in Niedersachsen, because thanks to certain steering manoeuvres,kitesurfers can be lifted up more than 10 meters into the air and cover a distance of up to 60metres. In Hooksiel near Wilhelmshaven or at the Steinhuder Meer as well, there are beach areasmarked out especially for kitesurfers. Kitesurfing is very popular amount younger people, today. Theover 25 year olds rather enjoy windsurfing. Surfing schools on the East Frisian islands and on theNorth Sea coast also offer kitesurfing courses in addition to windsurfing courses.At the North Sea and lakes in Niedersachsen, there are at least eight waters sports facilities withwakeboarding and waterski possibilities. The boarders and skiers are pulled over the water byspecial rope systems and must then make an effort to stay on the boards.
There are excellent conditions for inline skaters at the holiday destination of Niedersachsen. InAmmerland there is a route network of more than 500 kilometres which is described in the “Skate-Guide Ammerland” published especially. Friesland and Emsland also refer to themselves as “skater’sland”. They provide countless asphalted and car free routes, no slopes, a lot of nature and fresh air.
Climbing is also possible in Niedersachsen – at one of the 21 high ropes courses or in the Weser-Leine-Bergland, the largest climing area of Niedersachsen. Here, the limestone of the Ith is waitingfor the lovers of holes, ledges and roofs. The western and southern Harz mountains also provideextensive climbing possibilities with fantastic granite and limestone routes. The Göttingen Forest withits limestone mountains is one example of the many climbing treasures.
The Snow Dome Sölden in Bispingen provides snow sports in Niedersachsen all the year round. OnEurope’s most modern indoor ski slope with a length of 300 metres and a width of up to 100metres, the visitors can go skiing, snowboarding or simply tobogganing. Despite the indoor skislope of 23,000 square metres, the organisers paid much attention to the gastronomy area fortraditional après-ski. Of course, skiing is also possible outdoors in Niedersachsen. Hence, it onlyneeds to snow in the Harz mountains and the guests will be presented with a perfect winterlandscape for skiing, tobogganing or cross-country skiing. Braunlage and the other areas inHochharz offer almost perfect conditions.