Lower Saxony’s green capital
Internationally, Hannover is especially known for hosting the CeBIT or the Hannover Messe trade fair. However, as a city, it has far more to offer.
Situated on the river Leine, Hannover is the capital and largest city of Lower Saxony with a population of approximately 518,000. Here, visitors can indulge in a great shopping experience, visit one of the many museums, learn more about technical innovations or just relax in the enchanting city centre with its many parks and green spaces.
As Hannover has had a rich history (it was once the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland amongst others), many tourists appreciate the stunning architecture in the old town or guided tours through the interesting history of Hannover. As the Hannover Messe is being held this month, we thought it would be a great idea to pick interesting things to see and do, as well as places to stay or go, in Hannover. Flick through the following pages to get inspired for your next trip to Hannover.
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TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN HANNOVER IN 2017:
27th Int. Firework Competition (20 May – 16 September): Are you a fireworks fan? Then be sure to attend one of these events, where top teams will present enchanting firework displays in the Herrenhausen Gardens.
Swinging Hannover (25 May): Around 30,000 people will flock to Hannover’s jazz festival in May to enjoy jazz and swing performances. It is also for free and open-air.
Fête de la Musique (21 June): Hundreds of musicians will take over the city centre to turn it into one enormous stage.
Maschsee Lake Festival (2 – 20 August): Summer, sun and a seaside atmosphere – for three weeks, gigantic parties will be held around Hannover’s blue heart.
infa 2017 (14 – 22 October): Head to Hannover’s fairground to visit Germany’s largest and most successful customer trade fair.
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TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | TOP PHOTO © HMTG / MARTIN KIRCHNER
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