Sigthseeing in Northeim

The country estate of the counts of Hardenberg

Discover “KeilerLand”, the wild boar country where you can also enjoy a pleasant stroll around the gardens ofthe residence[SchlossPark]. Or discover the 1000-year-old fortress ruins with hands-on history. The von Hardenberg corn distillery takes you on the traces of the Hardenberg spirits distilling tradition and you will learn more about the history of the famous high-strength alcohol distilling tradition of this dynasty. The “KeilerLaden” souvenir shop has lots of tasteful gift ideas for your loved ones at home. And of course, as well as original souvenirs, you can also buy here the specialist distilled products of the Family Hardenberg. As your day full of experiences and insights draws to a close, you can take a seat in the Keilerschänke Bar or in the sunshine or our beer garden. And for all automobile enthusiasts the PS.SPEICHER Transport Museum in Einbeck is just around the corner with transport history at first hand.  

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Außenansicht der Hardenberg BurgRuine

Hardenberg Fortress Ruins

Guided tours for individuals on Sundays and public holidays:

  • Times: 11:30 - 12:30 hours
  • € 5.30 per person with guide
  • Group tours possible
  • Tours combined with visits to distillery and exhibition

Historic Fortress Ruins on the country estate of the counts of Hardenberg

Every single stone has a story to tell. The von Hardenberg fortress is more than 1000 years old. Insights into a time long past …

Hardenberg Distillery


Food served:

  • Friday to Monday from 12 noon till 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Telephone: +49 5503 981-0
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The “gute Stube” Hardenberg.

Sure, you would like to enjoy regional specialties and delicacies? Well then, you are in the right place. Inside with a rustic and cozy atmosphere and outside a traditional beer garden, here there is something for everyone – feasting with pleasure. Fans of cigars and whisky can withdraw to the old-fashioned “smoking room”: the KeilerLounge is right next door.

Wieterturm in Northeim

Gourmet-Restaurant Novalis

Food served:

  • Tuesday - Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
  • Sunday and Monday closed


  • Telephone: +49 5503 981-0
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Dinner is served!

Lovers of exquisite gourmet cuisine will certainly not be disappointed in our GourmetRestaurant Novalis. Chef Katja Burgwinkel has been awarded many distinctions and has satisfied many gastronomy critics. In the BurgHotel Hardenberg she is sure to meet your taste.One ofthe specialties of this restaurant isthe excellent preparation of game dishes. Enjoy the special combination of fine creations from game shot on the estate and served with finesse. With 16 Gault Millau points, two Austrian “Hauben”(restaurant stars) and 2 ½ F from“Feinschmecker”(gourmet journal) theGourmetRestaurant Novalis is the ideal place to enjoy top restaurant cuisine.

Natur genießen in Northeim


Open times:

  • Monday to Freiday: 10:00 am. 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Telephone: +49 5503 802 271
  • E-mail:

Welcome to our world!

Take a look around our shop “Keilerladen”where you are sure to find something to bring joy to your loved ones at home. Herewe have a perfect mixof gift ideas and delicacies.

Northeimer Bootsverleih

Hardenberg Grain distillery

Guided tours for individuals on Sundays and public holiday:

  • Times: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • € 5.30 per person including guide
  • Group tours can be arranged
  • Tours can combine visits to distillery and exhibition

The Count of Hardenberg Grain Distillery

High-proof alcohol and highly interesting. Learn all about the distillery from your tour guide and get to know the specialties.


„Revolution from the top“

Tours of the exhibition for individuals on Sundays and public holiday:

  • Times: 3. p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • € 5.30 per person with guide
  • Group tours can be arranged
  • Tours combined with visits to distillery and fortress ruins

Prussia‘s State Chancellor Karl August Fürst von Hardenberg

The exhibition shows the life of Karl August von Hardenberg, beginning with his childhood through his student days to his appointment to Chancellor of State.



Vintage car museum as an experience concept

  • Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Long Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Combi-ticket for € 30.00 incl. 2-course meal & aperitif only Thursdays


  • Telephone: +49 5561 923 200
  • E-mail:

Accommodation at Hotel FREIgeist

Are you looking for accommodation located near to the PS.SPEICHER Transport Museum? Find the offer you want at FREIgeist Hotel! Stay at the hotel and continue your journey the next day through the history of automobiles. A small selection of the exhibits from the PS.SPEICHER were on display already in 2013 as part ofthe much praised exhibition "Sleeping Beauties of Automobile History" in Kassel. Herevintage car enthusiastswere also able to get their first sight of some ofthe motorcycles in the collection. Hotel FREIgeist provides the right place to stay for this vintage vehicle event. Visitors to these transport beauties can take advantage of our package offer especially for this. Visitors to the grain distillery are also most cordially welcome.

Ausflugsziel Harz

Guided hiking tours

  • Man & forest
  • Cultural landscape
  • Sustainability
  • Energy from nature
  • Spiritual energy
  • Duration: ca. 1.5 - 2 hours
  • € 17 per person (guide for min. € 190)
  • 1-40 persons

Hiking routes around Northeim

Always something new to discover: Explore the countryside around Northeim and discover the natural beauty of Lower Saxony. Discover interesting facts about the ecology system on a number of hiking trails. Go walking in the recreation area and lakes of the “Northeimer Seenplatte” and take advantage of the broad range of offers for trekkers.

Hardenberg Golfresort aus der Vogelperspektive
Golfurlaub Niedersachsen

Climbing Park

  • Climbing coursesat various levels of difficulty
  • Self-experience area
  • Team area
  • Group offers


  • Telephone: +49 5551 9141 539

High rope course in the Wieterwald forest

For all climbing enthusiasts there is a high rope course and climbing course only 200 m away from FREIgeist with adventures for everyone. Exciting experiences in the forest. The high rope course is also away for individual group offers. From a family day out through to team-building program or similar incentives, here everyone can prove his skills.

Theater der Nacht Northeim

Theater of the Night

  • Puppet Theater in Northeim
  • Enjoy a fascinating performance


  • Telephone: +49 5551 995 507
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Culture in the Puppet Theater

The“Theater der Nacht” is an enchanting home to the puppet theater.

Fantastic and whimsical figures appear on stage, not only tothe delight of children. Adults too, cannot resist the attraction of puppets, masks and scenes. The program comprises traditional fairy tales but also modern stories and myths.