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    Walking time 

    Garbsen has 777 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 24 days. And, when you need to get home there are 206 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Garbsen.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Garbsen has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Garbsen has more than 25,647 street lamps, which use 1.3 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.6 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.8% of Garbsen’s total area, 79 square kilometers. That means each of Garbsen’s 59,912 residents has an average of 10.8 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Garbsen want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 82 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 492 m long.


    More than 12 sights and monuments, and far more than 185 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Garbsen. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Garbsen offers more than 18 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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