Attractions

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 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 Palace in Hanover & the East

Schloss Marienburg

Perched grandly above the Leine River, the neo-Gothic Schloss Marienburg (1858–67) was a present from Hanover's King George V to his wife Marie, who longed for a country refuge away from court life. She and her two …
Top Choice Amusement Park in Wolfsburg

Autostadt

A hit with car buffs 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…
Top Choice Gallery in Braunschweig

Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum

One of Europe's oldest museums, the Anton Ulrich has a world-class art collection, with about 1400 paintings, several hundred bronze and stone sculptures, one of the world's largest collections of Limoges porcelain …
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 ascend 98m in the curved elevator (the only one of its kind). It's shaped to travel to the top of the building's gre…
Top Choice Museum in Hildesheim

Dommuseum

This engaging museum showcases 1000 years of church history in the cloisters of World Heritage–listed Mariendom Cathedral. Its permanent exhibition From the Middle Ages to the Modern explores church life and religio…
Top Choice Museum in Wolfsburg

Phaeno

The glass-and-concrete building that houses this brilliant and engaging science centre was designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid. Inside are over 300 hands-on physics exhibits and experiments …
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…