The Hils is a range of hills in Germany's Central Uplands that is up to 480.4 m high. It is located in the districts of Holzminden, Hildesheim and Northeim, in the state of Lower Saxony.
The heavily forested massif of the Hils, which is part of the Leine Uplands and Weser-Leine Uplands, is immediately southeast of the knife edge ridge known as the Ith. It is located roughly northwest of Einbeck between Holzen to the west and Delligsen to the east.
The highest elevation in the Hils is the 480.4 m high Bloße Zelle, the second highest the nearby Großer Sohl (472 m), on which a monument to the poet, Wilhelm Raabe, has been erected next to the Wilhelm Raabe Tower named after him.
Numerous walking trails run through the Hils, which is accessible from the B 3, B 64 and B 240 federal highways.
The towns and villages which lie immediately in and around the Hils are:
Coppengrave, Delligsen, Duingen, Eschershausen, Fölziehausen, Grünenplan, Hohenbüchen, Hohe Warte, Holzen, Kaierde, Varrigsen.
The Ith is a ridge in Germany's Central Uplands which is up to 439 m high. It lies about 40 km southwest of Hanover and, at 22 kilometres, is the longest line of crags in North Germany.
This division of Germany into major natural regions takes account primarily of geomorphological, geological, hydrological, and pedological criteria in order to divide the country into large, physical units with a common geographical basis. Political boundaries play no part in this, apart from defining the national border.
The Lower Saxon Hills are one of the 73 natural regions in Germany defined by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). Geographically it covers roughly the same area as the Weser Uplands in its wider sense.
The Vogler is a range of hills, up to 460.4 m high, in the Weser Uplands in southern Lower Saxony (Germany).
The Innerste Uplands is a landscape region up to 359 m high and covering an area of over 900 km² in the northern part of the German Central Uplands. It lies within the eastern part of the Weser-Leine Uplands in Lower Saxony (Germany).
The Leine Uplands is a region in Germany's Central Uplands which forms a part of the Lower Saxon Hills and lies along the River Leine between Göttingen and Hanover. It borders on the Weser Uplands in the west, the Innerste Uplands in the northeast, the Harz in the east and Untereichsfeld in the southeast.
The Elfas is a range of hills up to 409.6 m above sea level (NN) in the districts of Holzminden and Northeim in Lower Saxony (Germany). Its name is derived from the Lower Saxon word Fast, which means an area of upland that descends on two sides.
The Hildesheim Forest is a range of hills up to 359 m above sea level (NN) in the district of Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The Sieben Berge are a ridge of hills up to 395 m above sea level (NN) in the Lower Saxon Hills in the district of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. Together with the Vorberge and the Sackwald the Sieben Berge belong to the geological formation of the Sackmulde.
The Solling-Vogler Nature Park is a nature park in South Lower Saxony in Germany. It has an area of 52,000 hectares (200 sq mi) and was established in 1966.
The Wilhelm Raabe Tower is one of the few surviving Kaiser towers (Kaiserwarten). It is located on the Eichenberg hill near Blankenburg on the edge of the Harz Mountains of central Germany. It is owned by the Harz Club branch in Blankenburg. It was built in 1896 in honour of Wilhelm II, the German emperor and King of Prussia and is one of the few surviving Emperor Towers.
The Dransfeld Municipal Forest is situated on a ridge in Germany's Central Uplands that ascends to 480 m high. It is located in the district of Göttingen, in South Lower Saxony. Although its name suggests a forest within a town, Dranfeld Municipal Forest is actually a small, heavily forested high ridge that lies about halfway between the city of Göttingen to the northeast and the town of Hann. Münden to the southwest; it is east of the Bramwald and immediately south of the city of Dransfeld. The B3 federal highway runs through the western foothills of the Dransfeld Municipal Forest, located in the northern part of the Münden Nature Park.
The Bloße Zelle is, at 480 m, the highest elevation on the Hils and in the Alfeld Uplands. It lies on the boundary of the districts of Holzminden and Hildesheim, a good 4 kilometres northeast of Eschershausen.
The Göttingen Forest is a ridge in Germany's Central Uplands that is up to 427.5 metres high. It forms part of the Lower Saxon Hills in South Lower Saxony.
The Ahrensberg, at 374 metres, is the highest hill in the Sackwald range in the district of Hildesheim, in the north German state of Lower Saxony.
The Reuberg is a ridge, up to 328.2 m above NN, in the Lower Saxon Hills in the districts of Holzminden and Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The Heber is a hogback ridge, relatively small in area and up to 313.5 metres high, in the Lower Saxon Hills within the districts of Goslar, Northeim and Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The Steinberg is a small hill ridge, up to 300.3 m above NN, in the Lower Saxon Hills in the districts of Holzminden and Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The Külf is a ridge, up to 260 m above NN, in the Leine Uplands in the district of Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
The Giesen Hills are a ridge, up to 242.5 metres high, in the district of Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.