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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.

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Salzgitter is easy to reach via the A39 from Braunschweig connecting to all points east and west via the A7 and A2.

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  • Städtisches Museum Schloss Salder (Schloss Salder Musuem), Museum Strasse 34a, (05341) 1 88 87 97. A German Castle built in 1608 in the Weser-Rennaisance Style. The Castle comprises the following exhibitions: Town History Museum Museum of Industry, Technologie, Work and Mobility. Museum of Art. In the museum's grounds there are further exhibitions showing an historical Wind Mill and the story of baking, and an exhibition to Climate Change, Man and the Environment. Entrance is free. Opening Times: Tue to Sat 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr Sunday and Public Holidays 11.00 to 17.00 Uhr There is a Restaurant opened from Tuesday to Sunday 12.00hrs to 22.00hs which also caters for Family Parties and Business Functions. • Industrie, Technik Arbeit und Mobilität Städtische Kunstsammlungen Free.  edit

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