With a population of around 550,000, Hannover is one of the 15 largest cities in the Federal Republic of Germany. The capital of the state of Lower Saxony is located on the southern edge of the North German Lowlands on the Leine and Ihme rivers.
From 1636 Hannover was the Guelph residence city and from 1692 the residence of the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Later, the city also became the center of the Kingdom of Hanover (1814).
From the 13th century until circa 1620, Hannover was also considered a Hanseatic city and was admitted to the New Hanseatic League in 2019. The city is connected to the inland waterway network by several ports via the Mittelland Canal. The city's historic core is home to numerous cultural buildings, such as the Leibniz Library, which is a UNESCO World Document Heritage Site.
The city is internationally known for hosting CeBIT and the Hanover Fair. With around 40 museums and galleries, there is plenty to discover in Hannover, especially for culture lovers.
You will find the perfect accommodation in the city's historic half-timbered houses or in modern hotels in the immediate vicinity of the old town center. You can enjoy a relaxing hour in the city's picturesque parks and gardens, which invite you to linger.
The city on the Leine has many historical sights to offer for city travelers! The old town area of Hannover is particularly impressive.
The idyllic alleys that open up between the half-timbered houses attract visitors with small cafes and stores. Around the Old Market Church and the Old Town Hall you can admire the architectural style.
Other sights in the old town of Hannover:
- Holzmarkt with the replica of Leibniz House.
- Oldest town hall
- Oldest church of the city, the Kreuzkirche (1333)
- Ballhofplatz square
A tour of the city's Herrenhausen Gardens promises special moments! These are among the most important and best preserved baroque gardens in Europe and impress with their picturesque beauty.
The Maschsee lake in the middle of Hannover exudes maritime flair: a popular day trip destination and the ideal recreation area for hot summer days and nights. Because on the shore you will find cool bars and great restaurants with regional specialties.