What comes to your mind when you hear the name of this city? A city in Germany? Hannover Messe? The city of fairs and expos? Or tranquility?
Hannover is all and more.
The city is bordered with Göttingen, a university city on the south and Wolfsburg on the north, which is known as the city Volkswagen factory is established.
Hannover: The City Aggrieved
Even though Hannover is not that renowned for its historical landmarks, since most of them was demolished during the World War II, there are numerous cultural activities like tradeshows and fairs during the year. These events are the biggest source of the tourism income of the city.
Being the capital city of the federal state of Lower Saxony, Hannover is located on the northwestern part of Germany. Having amazing architecture and large green fields, this is a city of tranquility.
Life is Slow in Hannover
Hannover is a plain city divided by River Leine and an artificial lake called Maschsee is located in the heart of the city. Having the largest city forest in Europe, this city is fascinating with its natural beauty and mild weather.
Bicycle is the most favorite vehicle in Hannover since it is a plain city and the weather is favorable. So get ready for a scene in which the streets are full riders and for a peaceful and slow life in Hannover.
The City of Tradeshows and Fairs
Hannover is the leading city in terms of hosting fairs, tradeshows and exhibitions. Each year, numerous of them are held there some of which are really important events like Cebit and Expo, IAA and the world’s biggest industrial fair, Hannover Messe.
Where Is Hannover
It is located on the north of Germany and have borders to Göttingen and Wolfsburg.
How to Get to Hannover
You can get to the city easily either using Hannover Airport or the other international airports located on the north of Germany.
Railway is another option for getting to Hannover. You can check the timetables on the official website of the German rail .
Since it is located in the interchange of important highways in Germany, you can use motorway to get to the city.
Things to Do in Hannover
- Being in nature is the best activity you can do here. You can sit by the lakes of Steinhude and Maschee or the River Leine to fill your lungs with fresh air.
- You can see all the historic places by following the Red Thread, the line of 3 miles on the sidewalks that takes you to 36 historic landmarks in the city including Sprengel Museum.
- Great Gardens which are one of the best examples of Baroque style are fascinating with picturesque flowers and the fountain that ejaculates the water 70m high.
- Berggarten which is located near Great Gardens is the home for more than 11000 plant species and will make you feel like you are in a fairytale. Better yet, it is only 17 km to Hannover Fairground.
Sports in Hannover
Hannover is a perfect city especially for golf, cycling and sailing. There are many golf centers in the city since golf is one of the most important sports activity in this city.
Steinhude Lake is favorable for sailing and with nearly 1000 km of cycle path, Campo Aktiv Arena offers you a great diversity of activities.
Festivals in Hannover
In August, Maschsee Lake Festival and in October, Oktoberfest Hannover are highly popular in the city. Inspired by the Oktoberfest Munich, the Oktoberfest Hannover is the 3rd largest Oktoberfest in the world with more than 1 million visitors each year. So be sure to join one of them if you are here in these months.
Shopping in Hannover
Hannover Market Hall
Located in the heart of the city this market hall is the place from where you can buy anything from vegetable and fruit to fish and wine.
If you like fashion shopping, you will love this boulevard. Not only Hannover’s but also Germany’s most famous boulevard deserves your visit.
Kröpcke is the name of the area surrounding the park located in the city center. There are many big stores offering you uncommon products, especially as souvenirs.
Excursions and Tours
You do not need to go to as far as Africa to see wild animals. If you feel like you are in the safari mood; you know what to do. Visit Wisentgehege Springe where is the home for bears, wolves and otters.
Hannover Adventure Zoo
For unforgettable impressions in exotic landscapes, you should visit this amazing zoo to see over 2600 animals.
Nightlife here, is always colorful. Not only in weekends, but every evening, nightclubs offer a great diversity of entertainment for each kind of people. Here are some of our recommendations:
Located in Nikolaistraße, Bolero gives you more than the summer feeling. Looking for trendy parties and high class events in Hannover? Here is what to do. Come in Bolero and enjoy.
Get ready for a dinner on the water! Situated on Maschsee Lake, Pier 51 offers you the best Mediterranean Cuisine.