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Orders and honours of the country


People who render outstanding services in Lower Saxony can be awarded a Lower Saxony award. The prerequisite is an independent, award-worthy achievement for the general good, which is exercised over a longer period of time with great personal commitment and putting one's own interests aside.
The Lower Saxony Medal of Merit for exemplary services to their neighbour can be awarded to volunteers who have put themselves at the service of their fellow human beings in an exemplary manner under personal commitment.

The Lower Saxony Order of Merit honours merits with special political weight. These include, in particular, regionally significant or structurally promoting commitment as well as services to the preservation of culture and homeland. The Order of Merit is awarded in the order levels "Cross of Merit on Ribbon", "Cross of Merit 1st Class" and "Great Cross of Merit".
The Lower Saxony State Medal is awarded as the highest award to personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the state of Lower Saxony .

Other honours
are carried out in Lower Saxony by awarding the Lower Saxony Sports Medal, the Medal for the Rescue of People from Danger, the Decoration of Honour for Services in Firefighting and flag ribbons. There is also an honour for marriage and age anniversaries.
The Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport is responsible for these honours.


Who should I contact?

The Lower Saxony State Chancellery is responsible for processing the suggestions of the Order in connection with the Lower Saxony Order of Merit and the Medal of Merit as well as the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Cross of Merit).

What else should I know?

Anyone can suggest the awarding of an award to another person. The stimulation is informal. However, it must be in writing (also possible by e-mail) and should contain the following information about the proposed person:
  • First name and surname, residential address, if possible: date of birth
  • Description of the nature and extent of the special merits worthy of the Order (It would also be helpful to name reference persons or organizations who can comment on the proposal.)


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)