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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.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.05
Language German
Average weekend price $96 per night
Average weekday price $100 per night
Average stay 1 night

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I stopped in Hannover on my way from Basel to Berlin.

June 16, 2022

I stopped in Hannover on my way from Basel to Berlin. Hannover is a great place to break up the voyage. I was on a mission to visit two particular sites, which I accomplished with ease given the location of the Kastins Hotel, just a block from the train station which also provided easy access to the tram system which worked very well. When I booked the hotel I didn't realize how much shopping was available on the streets adjacent to the hotel. The Kastins hotel was really great and I will definitely stay there again if I get back to Hannover in the future. Next time I'll take in more of the city.

Gi Canada

Prizeotel was really the best Hotel in Hannover.

June 2, 2022

Prizeotel was really the best Hotel in Hannover. It’s mins walk to the centre. The town itself and the old town which is a kind of extension to the centre just beyond will kill your feet walking around if you’re in your elder yrs of have foot problems. I just found the main City too big. (I do have foot issues and I’m in my 60s). There’s so many big shops and streets full of restaurants. The old town is lovely and much easier to navigate but the boutiques are quite pricey here. All in all a good experience though.

Margaret Ireland

I just had a flight to and from Hannover.

March 28, 2022

I just had a flight to and from Hannover. Hannover is a better airport than Hamburg, as it is smaller with fewer ques at check-in etc, and the hotel location at Hauptbahnhof Hannover makes flying to and from Hannover more convenient than Hamburg or Frankfurt.

Robert Norway

This is a super hotel: ideally situated to explore the many...

March 9, 2022

This is a super hotel: ideally situated to explore the many bars and shops. I stay here every time I visit Hannover. One observation I have: if you have a room that faces the main street, be prepared for plenty of outside party noise.

Michael United Kingdom

I think is a big city but with not too much to see or visit.

October 28, 2021

I think is a big city but with not too much to see or visit. In one morning can see the interesting points in the city. If you like zoos, the hannover zoo is a good experience. Also Lago Maschsee is beautiful.

Cristian Argentina

likeable City , beautiful LAKE, Shoping centers and...

August 30, 2021

likeable City , beautiful LAKE, Shoping centers and wonderfull chuch with lake and gardens, But many homeless people sleeping on the street, few right outside Grand Hotel Musseman hanover. our favorite was a walk from< HOTEL through church to the lake

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