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Elze is a small town (9,500 inhabitants) with flair and history. Favourable travel connections were very important in the past and will continue to be for future development. Elze is centrally located at the intersection of German federal roads (Bundesstrassen) 1 and 3 and is also a railway junction (Park + Ride facility) where IC trains halt, making it a travel hub with excellent connections right in the centre of the Hannover - Braunschweig - Göttingen triangle. This also means quick access to German motorways. The cities of Hanover, Hildesheim, Hamelin and Alfeld can be reached in approximately 25 minutes by car or at hourly intervals by train or bus.

As a special development area with central facilities to meet an elevated demand, Elze is well above the standard. Elze's achievements are mainly due to the innovative power and commitment of all citizens of the town. It is a town with strong economic expertise, whose primary focus is to promote and support the local economy as well as to attract new businesses. Those who choose to live in Elze can find attractive building sites in relaxing countryside surroundings. In addition, there is a richness of nature in the fabulous Leinebergland area (Sieben Berge, Schloss Marienburg) as well as extensive leisure facilities and cultural offerings that make Elze liveable as well as lovable.