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Kitesurfen am Steinhuder Meer © HMTG

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Tourist Highlights

Highlights in the Hannover Region

As a holiday destination, the Hannover region – with all its various facets – offers a wide range of leisure opportunities in the open countryside.

All around the state capital you will find lakes, hills and forests, heathland and bog landscapes, idyllic half-timbered farms and small, family-friendly towns. Here you can make your holiday exciting and relaxing by turns depending on how you feel on the day.

Idyll in the rural area...

Everywhere in Hannover’s hinterland, active holidaymakers will find abundant opportunities for sport and recreational activities in the great outdoors. With its maritime flair, Lake Steinhude is a great place for pedalo and rowing enthusiasts, or for swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The Deister, the range of hills ‘in Hannover’s back garden’ (some 30 kilometres south-west of the city), are ideal for hiking and biking. Many scenic golf courses around Hannover are an invitation to golfers to work on their handicap.

...only a stone’s throw from big-city delights

During the day, you can sail on idyllic Lake Steinhude or ride through picturesque heathland scenery on the back of a horse; in the evening, enjoy big-city delights at the opera, a concert or a variety show: as a holiday destination, the Hannover region has particularly appealing contrasts to offer.

As travel distances are short and there is an excellent public-transport system, those holidaying in the surrounding region can be in the state capital of Hannover in a jiffy, where museums and theatres, restaurants and bars – not to mention numerous shopping facilities – provide plenty of different fun things to do.