Attractions

Top Choice Memorial in Bergen-Belsen

Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

The Nazi-built camp at Bergen-Belsen began its existence in 1940 as a POW camp, but became a concentration camp after being taken over by the SS in 1943, initially to imprison Jews as hostages in exchange for German…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Wolfsburg

Autostadt

A hit with boys of all ages, Autostadt is a celebration of all things automobile, spread across 25 hectares. A visit to this theme park-museum kicks off with a broad view of automotive design and engineering in the …
Top Choice Gardens in Hanover

Herrenhäuser Gärten

Proof that Hanover is not all buttoned-down business are the grandiose baroque Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, about 5km north of the city centre, which are considered one of the most important historic garden landsc…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Sprengel Museum

The Sprengel Museum is held in extremely high esteem, both for the design of the building as well as for the art housed inside. Its huge interior spaces are perfectly suited to displaying its modern figurative, abst…
Top Choice Historic Building in Hanover

Neues Rathaus

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 (the only one of its kind) inside its green dome. There are four observatio…
Top Choice Museum in Hildesheim

Dommuseum

Reopened in 2015 after a five-year renovation and expansion process, this engaging museum showcases 1000 years of church history in the cloisters of World Heritage-listed Mariendom Cathedral. Its permanent exhibitio…
Top Choice Museum in Wolfsburg

Phaeno

The glass-and-concrete building that houses this brilliant and engaging science centre was designed by British-based Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Inside are over 300 hands-on physics exhibits and experiments (with in…
Palace in Hanover & the East

Schloss Marienburg

Nobles the world over will tell you that ancestral homes can be such a huge financial burden to maintain, especially when they’re turreted castles; this one has been tenuously compared to Germany's famous Neuschwans…
Gardens in Hanover

Grosser Garten

The jewel in the crown of the Herrenhäuser Gärten is grand both in format and history, having been laid out as a baroque garden in 1714 under the tutelage of the French landscape gardener Martin Charbonnier. The gar…
Palace in Celle

Celler Schloss

Celle’s wedding-cake Schloss was built in 1292 by Otto Der Strenge (Otto the Strict) as a town fortification and in 1378 was expanded and turned into a residence. The last duke to live here was Georg Wilhelm (1624–1…