Hannover is a city in Germany located in the state of Lower Saxony on the banks of the Leine river. It is an important center of trade and culture.
The city has many museums, galleries, theaters, parks and gardens.
Things to see and do in Hannover
The Neues Rathaus was built between 1901 – 1913. The dome platform accessed by an exclusive lift offers the best views of the city.
Trammplatz 2, 30159
The Herrenhausen Gardens comprise the beautiful Georgengarten park, a beautiful English-style park, the Berggarten, home to the Botanical Garden with orchids and cacti houses, the Welfengarten and the Grosser Garten which is a fine example of a baroque garden with fountains, theater garden and waterfalls.
Herrenhäuser Str. 4, 30419
Wilhelm Busch Museum
The Wilhelm Busch Museum covers the life of the famous poet and design Wilhelm Busch.
Along with the permanent exhibits of cartoons and comics, the museum houses the world’s largest collection of Busch’s work.
A special highlight is the collection with more than 700 caricatures of Napoleon. The museum is housed in the Georgenpalais in the Herrenhausen Gardens.
There are located several historic buildings such as the Altes Rathaus on Am Markte.
Another important attraction is the Marktkirche with its impressive tower of 97 meters of height. The Kramerstrasse still retains some of the old atmosphere of Hannover.
The Opera House was built in 1852.
It is home to the city’s professional opera company, Staatsoper Hannover. The season runs from September to June.
Opernpl. 1, 30159
The Leineschloss was built in the 17th century. It is the former residence of the Hanoverian kings and the current seat of the Landtag of Lower Saxony.
It is located on the banks of the Leine river.
Hannah-Arendt-Platz 1, 30159
The Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover houses several important collections of antiques. The most popular is the Landesgalerie with its collection of European art from the romantic period to the present day.
Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, 30169
The Hannover Zoo is the fifth oldest in Germany. It was remodeled as a theme park with great success.
It is estimated that half a million people visit the attraction each year.
Adenauerallee 3, 30175
The Maschsee is an artificial lake built in 1936. It is located in the heart of Hannover.
It extends for 2.4 km being the busiest area of sports and leisure of the city.
Where to stay
The Sheraton Hannover is located 10 minutes from the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.
Pelikanpl. 31, 30177
Courtyard by Marriott Maschsee
©Coutyard by Marriott
The Coutyard by Marriott Hannover is located near the city center and along the Maschsee.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar, work desk.
Arthur-Menge-Ufer 3, 30169
The Mercure Hannover City is located in the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, coffee maker.
Willy-Brandt-Allee 3, 30169
The Radisson Blu Hannover is located 8 km from the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee maker.
Expo Plaza 5, 30539
The Novotel Hannover City is located near the Hannover Zoo.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe.
Podbielskistraße 21, 30163
Hannover has a wide selection of shops from the famous pedestrian zone to shopping centers.
Georgstrasse is the main avenue of the city.
Malls and Department Stores
Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.
Ernst-August-Platz 5, 30159
Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.
Georgstraße 23, 30159
Ernst August Galerie
The Ernst August Galerie is located 700 meters from the Marktkirche.
Brands: Adidas, Bonita, Cecil, Calvin Klein, Fossil, Levi´s, Zara Home.
Ernst-August-Platz 2 Zieladresse Navi für Parkhaus Einfahrt:, Herschelstraße 5, 30159
Plan your Trip
Hannover has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Bremen, Hannover, Berlin, Lübeck, Schwerin.
Bremen – 130 km
Hamburg – 159 km
Berlin – 286 km
Lübeck – 220 km
Schwerin – 262 km
Potsdam – 265 km
Braunschweig – 67,5 km
Kassel – 172 km
Magdeburg – 153 km
Leipzig – 264 km
Kiel – 255 km
Rostock – 333 km
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