Why the capital of Lower Saxony is an insider tip for city trips
Hanover is benefiting from the many international events regarding infrastructure. Thus public transport within the city is well developed. Every place is fast and easy to reach. In addition, important inner-German railway lines cross in Hanover. So it is hardly worth taking the journey there by car.
Living in Hanover
In contrast to many clichés, Hanover is a very “green” city. Many parks and waterways offer visitors and residents enough space to relax in nature. The largest facility is the “Stadtwald Eilenriede” with 650 hectares. In addition to playgrounds, viewing platforms and fitness paths, there is even a high-ropes course. The park is known as the largest city park in Europe and was built throughout the entire city. On the other hand, the most famous green areas are the Expo Gardens, which were built during Expo 2000.
Important buildings and architecture in Hanover
The history of the city goes back to the year 1150. Hence there are the many historic buildings and monuments, which can be seen all over the city. Northern German typical Gothic’s red stone buildings, such as the 14th-century market towns or the old town hall, can be found as well as half-timbered houses. The oldest half-timbered house in Hanover can be found in the Burgstraße. It bears witness to the period around 1565.The “New Town Hall” with its adjacent Maschpark is also worth seeing it. This is more like a fairy-tale castle than an administrative building.
As a small tip: if you want to see all the sights of the city center, you can simply follow the “red line”. A real red line on the ground is connecting the most important sights of the city center on a length of 4.2 km. This also includes the famous Leibnizhaus, which was built around 1500 and destroyed during the war. After reconstruction, guests can visit it again since 1983.
Zoo and Tiergarten in Hanover
The Tiergarten is a modern zoo. More than 200 species on a 22-hectare area are waiting. In addition to daily shows and feeding, guests will also find a summer funicular, an adventure playground and many other interactive activities – huge fun for all ages.
Shopping in Hanover
Practical and beautiful is the modern city center with many different shopping possibilities in a relatively small area. It starts right at the station, which makes day trips easy. Here large, well-known retailers and small individual boutiques are next to each other, hence every taste is served.
Culture in Hanover
Hannover offers a diverse cultural offer. The “Niedersächsische Landesmuseum” offers a broad spectrum for the whole family, from art to natural science to archeology. In the history of Lower Saxony, you can dive in the Historical Museum. A special tip for fans of comic art is the Wilhelm Busch Museum, which, in addition to the classics of the mentioned artist, also shows regularly changing cartoon and caricature exhibits.
In addition to established theaters, such as the State Theater with its various divisions or the “new theater”, Hannover has an interesting free theater scene. Those guarantee variety and creativity. In addition, the many small-art booths make Hanover a worthwhile and amusing destination.