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Culture of Hannover. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Hannover Rathaus Start your observation of the city's attractions from making a visit to the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), the construction of which lasted for 12 years and was completed in 1913. Nowadays several halls of the town hall have been converted into a museum, the main exhibits of which are miniature models of the city. Visitors of the museum can see how the city looked right after its foundation, what buildings were in its territory in the Middle Ages. The museum exhibits a miniature model of the modern look of the city. The Town Hall is one of the most striking architectural sites of Hanover. One of its domes is equipped with an observation deck that provides visitors with a scenic panorama of the city.
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The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) is a no less interesting attraction. The construction of this architectural monument lasted for more than a hundred years. The oldest part of the town hall has survived till our days even though it was completed in the beginning of the 15th century. Despite the fact that some wings were added to the Old Town Hall much later, the building looks very harmonious. St. Egidio Church is among the most notable religious sights of the city. This church was built during the Middle Ages. In 1943, during the war, the church was seriously damaged, but later it was rebuilt. Today the church is considered a major monument of victims of the bloody war.
Market Church (Marktkirche) is one more interesting sight of the city. You will hear a lot of interesting stories and legends connected with it. The original project of the church was so large and expensive that the construction of the church was frozen several times - the city’s treasury simply ran out of money. According to a legend, the walls of the church became the grave of the famous folk character named Michael – a knight famous for his military heroic deeds. Copyright
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Fans of theater art will be interested in visiting Opera House that is located in a beautiful historic building of the mid-19th century. It is considered one of the best theaters in Europe. Opera House is distinguished by modern stage equipment and unique acoustics. The beautiful garden of Herrenhausen is an equally well-known tourist attraction. It was founded by the order of Sofia Palatinate in the beginning of the 19th century. The garden is decorated with unique sculptures, fountains, huge and beautiful flowerbeds. Every year the garden is visited by approximately 400,000 visitors. A walk through the centuries-old garden will leave a lot of impressions.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Hannover and around
♥   Art museum 'Kestner-Museum' Hanover, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Lower Saxony State Museum' Hanover, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sprengel Museum' Hanover, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Hannover
♥   Basilika St. Godehard, Hildesheim, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Verdener Dom St. Maria und Cäcilia, Verden, 69.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Hannover and near

Homeless Cats Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
It calls people to behave more attentively to the ruthless animals. For several years, the hereditary cats are a difficult problem for many German cities. The monument in Braunschweig is remarkable not only for its realism and its symbolic significance. Cat bellows are among the monuments with the largest number of animals represented. Only the most attentive people can correctly count the number of bronze cats that have settled on the stele. … Read further

Gehry Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
The non-standard twisted form of the building has initially had an important functional significance. For the construction of the office building a relatively small area has been allocated. Its twisted form allowed to maximize the available space for office equipment. Construction of the building began in 1999 and lasted less than two years, the office center was commissioned in June 2001. … Read further
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Culture guide to Hannover. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Hannover: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Hannover. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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