Hanover is a laid-back town and is also the capital of the Lower Saxony state in Germany. It has everything from eateries serving yummy food, excellent public transport making it quite convenient to explore this city in a pocket-friendly budget, music, culture, art, museums, castles, gardens, and everything that makes a traveler’s heart skip a beat.
A Travel Guide to Hanover
Treat your eyes
There’s no dearth of tourist attractions in Hanover. Some of them that you absolutely must not forget to include in your itinerary are listed below:
The Great Garden of Herrenhausen
It’s a world renowned 17th century baroque garden in Hannover. It is said to be built to impersonate the Versailles Garden of France. Moreover, there’s a beautifully decorated cave in the garden. The Great Garden of Herrenhausen is a must see of everyone traveling to Hanover for the first time.
The castle is one of the most significant neo-Gothic buildings in Germany. Get ready to go back in history while touring the grand halls and ancient rooms of this castle.
Hanover Aquarium has a variety of aquatic animals, and as if the wide range of fish was not enough to enchant the visitors, it also houses a rainforest. Now, who would miss a chance to visit this place?
There are many museums in Hanover, but this one is particularly worth a visit. It showcases Hanover’s history from 1100, the year the city was founded to modern times. A visit to this museum gives you a deep insight into the history, culture, and traditions of this delightful town.
New Town Hall
The City/Town Hall opened in 1913. It took 12 years to build this marvelous model of architecture. This castle-like building belongs to the time of Wilhelm II and is constructed in an eclectic style.
Eat your heart out
No trip is complete if you haven’t tasted the local delicacies. Here are the top picks for you to satiate your palate with delicious German cuisine:
- Brasserie Bruxelles
- Vienna Café & Restaurant
A good night’s sleep is much needed during a trip as your body needs to relax before going on another adventure the next morning. Here are some of the best places where you can stay in Hanover:
- Queens Hotel Hannover
- The Kastens Hotel Luisenhof,
- Suite Hotel,
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Hannover-Schweizerhof,
- Radisson SAS Hotel,
Navigating the Town
The transportation system of Hanover is one of the best in Germany. You can opt for a taxi, car, bus, or subway.