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Hannover – the place to be

Authentic, unpretentious, relaxing – the ideal mix for visitors.

The trendy city that exudes an irresistible charm

A beach club with a magnificent panorama over the rooftops of the Old Town, market squares with casual cafés, craft beer bars and legendary clubs where Grand Prix winner Lena once danced and where Fury in the Slaughterhouse and the Scorpions began their careers: Hannover has many cool places for young people who are visiting the city. In the bustling centre of the state capital of Lower Saxony, people have always arranged to meet at the historic Kröpcke clock – or “under the horse’s tail” – i.e. at the equestrian statue in front of the central railway station. This is where the main shopping streets converge and the perfect starting point for an extensive shopping tour.

Follow the “Red Thread” through the city

The “Red Thread” is a red line painted on the pavements which guides you to the main places of interest in Hannover. A compact brochure and smartphone app are also available to help you plan your own individual tour: this means you can take a break at one of the tempting ice cream parlours whenever it suits you without missing out on anything. A trip up to the top of the New Town Hall in the parabolic elevator is an absolute must, as it promises a breathtaking view over the green city. Guided city tours, for instance on an open-top hop-on hop-off double-decker bus are also a good way to gain a first impression.

Event highlights

Traditional meets modern at the world’s largest Marksmen’s Fair in July when hundreds of thousands enjoy a carefree time on the fairground rides, in the beer tents and watching the traditional Marksmen’s Parade through the city centre. Maschsee Lake Festival at the beginning of August conjures up a unique maritime atmosphere in the heart of the city and is also Lower Saxony’s largest funfair. It lasts for 19 whole days and features cocktail bars, live music, kids’ entertainment, sporting events and a huge range of culinary treats all around the shores of Hannover’s very own lake.

Suburban secrets  

The pocket guide “Hannover – like nowhere else” divulges some of the best kept secrets about shopping and nightlife around the city, cultural events and excursion destinations, places of interest and secret spots. It focuses on the hip districts of Hannover: in the pulsating, turbulent district of Linden, the streets are teeming with people who regard life as an art form. The large numbers of students who live in Nordstadt, right behind the university, guarantee a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, whilst List, with its attractive old buildings, is home to chic boutiques and wine bars. And finally, Südstadt scores high with visitors thanks to Maschsee Lake and its beautiful market squares.

How to reach Hannover

By motorway, high-speed train or plane – Hannover’s central location is one of its many strong points. What’s more, the public transport system offers a modern network of tram, suburban train and bus services. The long-distance coach station in the city centre gives city tourists, trade fair visitors and above all young people an inexpensive and uncomplicated way to reach Hannover Region.