New in Hannover? 7 places you absolutely have to see

You’ve just moved to Hannover or visit the city and want to get to know your new surroundings a little better? We’ve picked out 7 places that you absolutely have to see in Hannover for you!


Neues Rathaus / New City Hall

The New Town Hall in Hannover is not only a landmark of the city but also one of the most popular photo motifs with the best view. With the worldwide unique arched elevator you can climb the dome in the New Town Hall and at the same time enjoy a great view over the whole city from the observation deck. The interior of the more than one hundred year old city hall is also worth seeing. In the main hall, you’ll find four city models showing Hanover through the ages.


Address: Trammplatz 2, 30159 Hannover


Maschsee(Fest) / Maschsee(festival)

The Maschsee is one of the most popular destinations in the city, because it invites you to walk, have a run, inline skate and cycle with its 6 kilometer long circular path. The lake is located in the middle of the city and is therefore known far beyond the city limits. While walking, you will come across a number of different beer gardens, cafés and restaurants, which invite you for coffee and cake or  good lunch. One of the highlights is the annual Maschsee Festival. The about 2 million visitors enjoy Hannover’s most beautiful shore with art, live music and culinary variety.


Roter Faden  / Red Thread

Have you ever wondered what the red line on the pavement in Hannover’s city center is all about? This is the red thread, which you can use to easily discover the 36 most exciting sights of the city. You can take an independent, barrier-free tour of the city and decide for yourself when, where and for how long you want to stay. Among other things, you will also meet the Nanas on the way, which are among the most popular photo motifs of the city.


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Herrenhäuser Gärten / Herrenhäuser Gardens

The Herrenhäuser Gardens are among the most beautiful gardens in Europe. The Great Garden is considered the heart of the Herrenhäuser Gardens, because in addition to the impressive garden art, there are also a variety of different sculptures to admire. A 70 meter high fountain, which is one of the highest in Europe, can also be admired here. In addition to garden festivals and theater performances, the Herrenhäuser Gardens also host the international fireworks competition during the summer months. This is a highlight for young and old people.

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Address: Herrenhäuser Straße 4, 30419 Hanover


Ernst-August-Denkmal / Ernst-August-Monument

The Ernst August Monument is an equestrian statue in honor of the sovereign of the former Kingdom of Hanover, King Ernst August. The monument in front of Hanover’s main train station is one of the most important meeting points in Hanover, along with the Kröpke clock. Commonly this meeting place is called „Unterm Schwanz“ /”Under the horse’s tail” among the Hanoveranians.


Address: Ernst-August-Platz, 30159 Hannover


Hannovers Altstadt / Old town in Hannover

In Hannover’s Old Town you will find the Market Church as well as idyllic alleys with inviting cafés and boutiques. The historic half-timbered buildings of the old town are among the special sights of the city. During the Second World War, the old town was almost completely destroyed, so about 40 buildings of the formerly large old town core have been spared. The Ballhofplatz forms the center of the old town. This provides a charming contrast to the narrow cobblestone streets that surround it.


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Messe / Trade Fair

The trade fair ground in the southern part of Hannover offers unique opportunities for organizers and visitors from all over the world. A wide variety of trade fairs are held here on a regular basis: We guarantee there is something exciting for everyone! In addition, the exhibition center is considered one of the largest in the world and the possibility to hold 4 medium-sized events next to each other without overlapping. That’s because there are  24 different halls weich may be used for events.


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