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Top Choice Fusion in Hanover


These former stables to the north of town now house a hip fusion restaurant, with a high arched ceiling, pressed tablecloths and memorable creative cuisine. Dress to be seen. Course menus offer the best value. Take …
Top Choice International in Hanover

Pier 51

Romantic at sundown, Pier 51 is walled with glass and juts out over the Maschsee. Expect light pasta dishes and a small selection of fish, poultry and red meats on a changing menu. All dishes can be ordered in half-…
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 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 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 Amusement Park in Wolfsburg


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 Museum in Wolfsburg


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…
Top Choice German in Braunschweig

Mutter Habenicht

This ‘Mother Hubbard’ dishes up filling portions of schnitzels, potatoes, steaks, spare ribs and the occasional Balkan dish in the dimly lit, bric-a-brac-filled front room, or in the small beer garden out the back.
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 Museum in Hildesheim


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…