Neues Rathaus

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

An excellent way to get your bearings in Hanover is to visit the Neues Rathaus (built 1901–13) and travel 98m to the top in the curved lift/elevator inside its green dome. There are four viewing platforms here. The cabin can take only five people at a time, so queues are inevitable in summer.

In the downstairs lobby are four city models showing Hanover from the Middle Ages to today.