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Sightseeing in Hannover - what to see. Complete travel guide

Hannover is an administrative center of Lower Saxony, Germany. The city is located on the Leine River, in the place where mountain massive Weserbergland meets Luneburg Heath. Hannover is 160 km away from North Sea and 200 km away from Baltic Sea. The highest spot of the city is Kronsberg Mountain that is 118 meters high. The population of Hannover estimated over 518 thousands of people in 2008.
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 … Open
Today Hannover is known as an industrial and economic center. This is also the largest exhibition city of Germany. In 2000 here even took place the famous international exhibition Expo. It’s worth mentioning that industrial exhibitions and fair trades often take place in Hannover. The city also has a large international airport and a port.
Old part of the city is great for unhurried rest where you can walk on small streets, visit Markt Church and Old Town Hall.

There are many parks, gardens and ponds in Hannover. Here you can have rest, breathe fresh air and even make a walk on a cutter. Hannover offers a special route for tourists. This route is called “red line” and it features 36 sights of the city that will be visited by tourists during this excursion. The adventure starts on the main railway station of Hannover and is continued on pavements of the city. While walking on the “red route” tourists will see Kroepke Square, new town hall, the building of the local opera, Sprengel Museum, Kestner Museum, and the museum of Lower Saxony. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tourists are recommended to mix rich excursion program offered by Hannover with walks through beautiful parks, famous shopping streets and colorful markets. The city is also home to a … Open
Marienburg Castle is located in suburbs of Hannover. Here are exhibited historical and cultural artifacts. The museum has saved its historical design and keeps decorations in which lived last members of royal family of XIX century.
Among the unusual symbols of Hanover is the Kropcke Clock, located on the square of same name. They were installed in the 19th century. Like many years ago, today these beautiful watches are meeting points for dates. Newlyweds have a very unusual ritual associated with this monument. It is believed that the wedding cortege should stand next to the clock for at least five minutes, then, the newlyweds are guaranteed a long and happy life.
1. Buses remain the most optimal type of public transportation. All buses ply in accordance with a strict schedule. There are two types of fares of public transport – a day and a night … Open
In one of the original modern buildings with an artistic facade is the Museum August Kestner. Its exposition is devoted to the history of the ancient world. This museum is very interesting to visit with children. Among its exhibits, there are many unique archaeological discoveries. The oldest papyri, sculptures and amulets, coins of the Roman Empire and various religious accessories - in total in the museum there are several thousand exhibits. In addition to ancient discoveries, the collection includes a collection of artifacts dating back to the early Middle Ages.
Hannover Rathaus In Hanover, there are many interesting religious attractions. One of the most interesting is considered to be the church of St. Egidius. The very first church in this place was built about a thousand years ago, and the building of the church which guests of the city can see today, began in the 14th century. The religious monument was badly damaged during the Second World War. In the church, only a bell tower and part of its frame was preserved. The building was intentionally not reconstructed and left as a reminder of the terrible military times.
The usual way to begin shopping in Hanover is to visit a popular Kaiser shopping center. It is a great place to buy new clothes and shoes. The complex includes shops of various price … Open
Another very interesting landmark is the House of Leibniz. One of the most famous mathematicians and philosophers lived in this house for 18 years. This historical building was also seriously damaged during the war period, but it was completely restored. Today, it houses a museum dedicated to the life and work of the famous mathematician. Next to the cherished house is the university, which was also named after Leibniz.
Hannover Rathaus The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are located in the historical part of Hanover. It is a complex of beautiful landscaped gardens, founded by the princess Sophia. Equipped in the 18th century, this well-groomed landscaped park remains one of the most vivid examples of baroque art in the world today. In addition to ornamental plants, the garden is decorated with a lot of sculptures and fountains, some of them more than one hundred years old.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Hannover
♥   Shopping area ' Georgstraße' Hannover, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bahnhofstraße' Hannover, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Hannover
♥   Castle 'Calenberg Castle' , 20 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Marienburg Castle' , 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Landestrost Castle' , 23.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Celle Castle' , 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ahlden Castle' , 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hannover
♥   National Park 'Harz' , 85 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 146.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hainich' , 151.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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

Sights around Hannover from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Mittellandkanal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
The building of the Mittelland Canal took more than 50 years to complete. It is constantly being improved and reconstructed. In 1998 a new aqueduct across the Elbe was built and thus supplemented the structure of the canal. The Mittelland Canal is considered to be the most important architectural object for local residents, so there have been many efforts to preserve its historical appearance. … Read further

Gehry Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
The immediate erection of the building was preceded by a long and complex process of its modeling. Architects created a model for the construction at a scale of 1: 100, the parameters of which were calculated using advanced software. Thus, the architects were able to accurately calculate the parameters of the future building, which would make it as safe and functional as possible. Today, a strict building with a stainless steel facade is one of the outstanding architectural sights of Hanover. … Read further
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