Hannover Travel Guide

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.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Hannover: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Neues Rathaus

Neues Rathaus

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

Herrenhausen Gardens

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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

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.

Marktplatz

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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.

Am Markte

Opera House

Opera House

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

Leineschloss

Leineschloss

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 

Niedersächsiches Landesmuseum

Niedersächsiches Landesmuseum

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

Hannover Zoo

Hannover Zoo

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 

Maschsee

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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.

Maschsee

Where to stay

Sheraton

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The Sheraton Hannover is located 10 minutes from the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

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Pelikanpl. 31, 30177

Courtyard by Marriott Maschsee

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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.

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Arthur-Menge-Ufer 3, 30169

Mercure

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The Mercure Hannover City is located in the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, coffee maker.

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Willy-Brandt-Allee 3, 30169

Radisson Blu

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The Radisson Blu Hannover is located 8 km from the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, coffee maker.

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Expo Plaza 5, 30539

Novotel

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The Novotel Hannover City is located near the Hannover Zoo.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe.

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Podbielskistraße 21, 30163 

Shopping

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

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

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, HannoverBerlin, Lübeck, Schwerin.

Distances

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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