Feel the life
Forest, lakes, idyllic parklands - nestled in the foothills of the three low mountain ranges - combine the city feeling of Hildesheim with its natural surroundings. In summer as well as in winter, the people of Hildesheim love to go outdoors. The Hohnsen Lake recreation area, embraced by the Innerste River and the Innerste Flood Basin, becomes a natural skating rink in the winter and refreshes the many adventurous bathers in the summer. Families with small children enjoy the fine sandy beach in the neighbouring outdoor swimming pool, the "Johanniswiese". "Müggel Lake", to the north of the city, is very popular among campers, while the "Tonkuhle am Galgenberg" is most convenient to the students.
Anyone in search of some real peace and quiet is drawn to the Ernst-Ehrlicher-Park. The park, which is five hectare in size, conveys a sense of relaxation and repose with its old trees, idyllic ponds and secluded park benches. Joggers like to run their rounds on the green Kehrwieder Wall, the remnants of the city fortifications, and well-signed paths take cyclists out of the city and into the area surrounding Hildesheim. Hikers will also find what they are looking for in the great outdoors in Hildesheim - theme hikes in the Hildesheimer Forest and around the Galgenberg are no longer the insider tips they used to be.
Healthy living is a top priority in Hildesheim - evidenced not only by the abundance of nature but by the steady growth of the health care sector as well. The Klinikum Hildesheim and St Bernward Hospital with the affiliated Medical Specialists' Centres as well as the many doctors in private practice have a permanent place in supplying the city of Hildesheim with excellent medical and health care.