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Lower Saxony
Population: 105,000 (31/12/2007)
Licence plate: SZ
Major roads: A 39
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Salzgitter is a city in the southeast of Lower Saxony in Germany. The city consists of 31 districts, which are more or less away from each other and looking like villages. The biggest agglomerations are Salzgitter-Lebenstedt, Salzgitter-Bad and Salzgitter-Thiede. It is home of heavy steel industry. Salzgitter is the largest city in Germany not from the population but from the area.

Hitchhing out

North or South (A 7, Hannover, Göttingen)

You can use the ramp Salzgitter-Lebenstedt Süd, where you'll find average traffic but it is a good place to stop for cars and much more better than the spot in Watenstedt. Most Cars are going to Hannover or Hildesheim but some also south in direction Kassel. If you want to go south, you can also take a car to Hannover (or on the A7-north) and get out at Hildesheimer Börde Ost on the A7 where it is possible to change the side of the motorway.

To the South (A 7, Göttingen)

Don't use the ramp Salzgitter Watenstedt, the traffic is going very fast here and the spot is behind a bridge where you can't be seen soon enough. Also it is difficult to stop there. Quarim tried it 4 times from there and always waited between 40 minutes and 2 hours.

To Wolfenbüttel

You can easily get a direct lift to Wolfenbüttel, if you place yourself somewhere on the Konrad-Adenauer-Straße in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt. Another option is to hitchhike from the MAN company parking place.

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