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The capital and largest city of the state of Lower Saxony in Germany, Hannover went from ruling Great Britain to nearly being destroyed in the Second World War. Today, the city has been rebuilt retaining an abundance of its old-world charm and royal history. Its Old Town area, or ‘Altstadt’, is delightful to walk through, characterised by cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and ubiquitous red roofs. A symbol of the city, the New Town Hall is a magnificent structure showcasing eclectic architecture and crowned by an ornate dome. For panoramic views, you can ride to the top of the dome in a tilted lift, the only one of its kind in Europe.

Hannover is home to Maschsee, an expansive artificial lake offering water sports and opportunities for swimming, boating and cycling. If you’re after a more tranquil experience, you can simply stroll around the park or stop for a bite at one of the many surrounding cafes and bars. Also worth a visit are the Herrenhausen Gardens – sprawling baroque gardens with fountains, manicured lawns and an artsy grotto. During summer, the gardens come alive with plenty of festivals and fireworks.

When travelling with little ones, Hannover Adventure Zoo will take you around the world with themed zones showcasing hundreds of species in their natural habitat – from Africa to Australia. For a dose of culture, you can take in a sizeable collection of modern art at the Sprengel Museum or journey into the city’s past at Hannover History Museum.


From $47 per night

Next weekend

From $135 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language German
Average weekend price $104 per night
Average weekday price $116 per night
Average stay 1 night

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I saw police horses walking around.

September 10, 2023

I saw police horses walking around. It was very nice to see calm horses helping city in peace. Some very nice person in Hannover teached me that one of the reason why the police use horses in Hannover is that the place was famous with certain kind of horse breeding, moreover, they use horses to calm down the hooligans. Even the hooligans never hurt horses as they know the horses are not harmful to humans. How beautiful is it to see the humans and the animals benefit each other in peace! How beautiful Hannover is it to see!

Masanori Germany

Hannover is a great city and seems to be totally underrated.

August 8, 2023

Hannover is a great city and seems to be totally underrated. We love the Lister Meile, also the Eilenriede (large city forest). Bathing lakes around Hanover. We especially enjoy the festivals in the Barock gardens (Herrenhäuser Gärten). The zoo is amazing (best we ever visited). Lots of nice restaurants, beer gardens etc. Great museums, concerts, shows, festivals (Maschseefest) etc. I highly recommend to check out this amazing city.

Martin Germany

I have stayed in Hannover many times and enjoyed it.

May 8, 2023

I have stayed in Hannover many times and enjoyed it. This was the first time I booked through this company and will never use them again. Way overpriced. Everyone I told about it said that price was way too much. Grat City to walk around. Lots of historic city. Trains are great. DB very helpful


It's a really nice city: we liked Herrenhauser Garten...

April 8, 2023

It's a really nice city: we liked Herrenhauser Garten the most, but also Maschpark with Neues Rathaus! Public transportation works very good and there are some tasty restaurants, such as Bavarium and Hans im Gluck beyond Brunnerhof.

emanuele Italy

Hannover is a nice city.

February 3, 2023

Hannover is a nice city. There are a lot to see here. King's gardens are really nice, especially in summer, the MaschSee lake is also need to visit, the museums are very impressive. Celle town near Hannover is worth to visit too.

Sergii Ukraine

Regrettably, I had time only to visit the very fine Sprengel...

September 19, 2022

Regrettably, I had time only to visit the very fine Sprengel Museum before leaving, so was not able to see all the city had to offer. However, the Landesmuseum, Historisches Museum, Herrenhäuser Gärten and Berggarten should be explored.

Neil_Springate United Kingdom

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