Salzgitter is a city in Lower Saxony.
Salzgitter is a large town in the east of Lower Saxony, about 50 Km from Hannover, the capital. The town is made up of some 31 boroughs spread over 25 Km north to south and 19Km east to west. The population has stood at over 100 000 since gaining its status as a major town in Germany in the 1950's. The town was founded on its large deposits of Iron Ore and continued producing Steel up to the end of the 1980's. One of the schafts, Konrad, is now a major storage of low level radionactive waste.
Salzgitter is easy to reach via the A39 from Braunschweig connecting to all points east and west via the A7 and A2.