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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 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-…
Performing Arts in Hanover

Kulturzentrum Faust

Ska from Uruguay, Chinese new year festivals, disco, reggae, heavy-metal gigs, hip hop, multimedia installations, quiz evenings, book readings and film evenings – all this happens, and more, in this former factory c…
Top Choice Fusion in Hanover

Basil

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 …
Area in Hanover

Altstadt

Despite WWII bombing, Hanover’s restored old town remains appealingly quaint. The red-brick, Gothic Marktkirche in the market square has original elements, as do both the Altes Rathaus (begun 1455), across the marke…
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…
Museum in Hanover

Museum Schloss Herrenhäusen

Opened in 2013, this spectacular reconstruction was built to the original plans for the early-19th-century palace that was destroyed by bombing in 1943. It features an authentic facade and a state-of-the-art modern …
Stadium in Hanover

AWD Arena

This football (soccer) stadium with a capacity of 49,000 is home turf for Hannover 96 football club. You can pick up available tickets at the ground on the same day for league matches or anytime from the DB service …