Hildesheim is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany
. It is located in the district of Hildesheim, about 30 km southeast of Hanover
on the banks of the Innerste river, which is a small tributary of the Leine river. It may be reached from Autobahn A7, which links Kassel, Gottingen and Hannover, and routes 1, 6, 243 and 494.