Gifhorn (German pronunciation: [ˈɡɪfhɔʁn]) is a town and capital of the district of Gifhorn in the east of Lower Saxony, Germany. It has a population of about 42,000 and is mainly influenced by the small distance to the more industrial and commercially important cities nearby, Brunswick and Wolfsburg. Further, Gifhorn is part of the Hanover-Brunswick-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. The oldest verifiable source attests the existence of the city in the year 1196. Gifhorn is home to the International Wind- and Watermill Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection and working replicas of the world's most common windmills. Wikipedia
Planning a vacation to Gifhorn in Germany? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Gifhorn is located at a short trip away from Hamburg a major city in Germany. Attractions in Hamburg include St Michaels Church, Planten Un Blomen, Speicherstadt. Also, to reach Gifhorn, you'll have to take a flight to Hamburg; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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