The diverse Hanover offers special attractions for everyone: outdoor leisure and sporting activities at the Maschsee, lots of biking routes or the city forest Eilenriede – Germanys biggest urban forest.
Baroque spirits in the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen: the „Great Garden“ features within its 50 hectares Europes biggest fountain, over 70 meters! Herrenhausen Palace is not the only witness of a baroque court. Eight small special gardens in the middle and pavilions at the southern corner are carrying you away in the golden age of Hanover. At special appointments (or for groups) Electress Sophie guides you through her beloved garden!
Architectural highlights of 500 years beneath the hotel: only in the historic old town one can admire the typical german half-timbered houses and a few renaissance buildings. All over the city you can explore neo-gothic brick buildings, a typical feature of our city: this style was invented in Hanover in the 19th century (Hanoverian school of architecture).
Art city Hanover: the streets are paved with art. Stroll the sculpture trail alongside the Leine river bank or visit the Landesmuseum with more than 300 other pieces of Niki de Saint-Phalle.
The Sprengelmuseum, Kestnergesellschaft or “Kunstverein Hannover” offer more objects of modern art.
Hop-on-hop-off city tour
Discover Hanover comfortably from the top of the double-decker bus.
Drive along the highlights of Hanover with the air-conditioned bus. Hop off and on at different stations and find your personal highlight. Just take the next bus to complete your tour.
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Dome lift with parabolic elevator
The new town hall (opened in 1913) is often considered as Hannover’s finest masterpiece of architecture. The building resembles a castle and has several models of the former city inside. A very unique elevator lifts you up to the viewing platform. The elevator changes the angle of the inclination, following the curve of the dome – a unique masterpiece of german engineering!
Up at 50 meters you will finde the best conditions for your memory photos – with the Harz Mountains in the background on a clear day!
Please check the current opening times of the elevator before visiting.
The "Rote Faden" (Red Thread) Hannover
Would you like to cover more attractions and explore the city on your own?
The barrier-free „Rote Faden“ guides you over 4,2 km through Hanover.
At the reception you can get a free city map with the “Rote Faden” of Hanover.
A brochure with more information about the station points is available in 10 languages at the tourist information Hanover.
Theater am Aegi
This stage has a reputation for hosting great and diverse guest performances and events, e.g. concerts, musicals, operettas, ballet productions, comedy or varieté shows.
Of course this venue is also a stop for lots of national and international theatre companies.
Staatsoper / Schauspielhaus
Hanover, the neoclassical palace welcomes music enthusiasts since 1852. Besides opera productions, Hanover’s most likely oldest stage also presents ballet performances or orchestra concerts.
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The GOP Varieté Theater, which is within walking distance, first brought international guests to the stage in 1947. The cabaret artists, musicians or magicians change every two months. A menu or á la carte meal in the variety hall or restaurant rounds off the perfect evening.
Be a guest in a sensational show and let yourself be enchanted by the world of variety.
Fascinating artistry in an atmospheric ambience and culinary delights are the guarantee for a very special experience! In elaborately staged show productions you will experience the many facets of modern variety art, up close in a unique ambience in a mix of then, today and tomorrow.
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