The Lower Saxony region of Germany caters for a wide range of interests with beautiful medieval towns, beautiful beach resorts, stunning mountain ranges and bustling modern cities. When you rent a car in Lower Saxony you get to tour the region at your own pace, staying longer in the places you love and moving on quickly from those you feel less strongly about. Hanover, the state capital, is home to what is widely thought to be the best zoo in Europe while flower lovers will appreciate the magnificent blooms on display at the Great Garden of Herrenhausen. A short drive from Hanover takes you the village of Bodenwerder where you'll find the home of Baron Munchhausen, the legendary storyteller whose life later became the basis for a popular film. A two-hour road trip north takes you to Cuxhaven, one of the largest beach resorts in Germany, while heading west from the capital takes you to Oldenburg with its impressive castle.