Hannover travel tips

Hanover for trade fair visitors, families and performers 

Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, is also referred to affectionately as the "City in the country". With its bathing lakes, promenades along the River Leine and numbers green areas and park complexes in the city, Hanover provides plenty of space for relaxation and leisure activities. The Maschsee lake is one of the most attractive excursion destinations in Hanover and a paradise for water sports fans, cyclists, in-line skaters, steamer trips – or simply for a stroll and a coffee in one of the romantic beer gardens.

Hanover is one of the biggest and most popular trade fair destinations: As the host of EXPO2000 Hanover opened the largest trade fair complex in the world; the annual CeBIT enjoys international repute. The modern city by the Leine river impresses with its imposing skyline, Neue Rathaus (New City Hall), Marktkirche, Telemax and Telemoritz characterise its silhouette.

Königlichen Gärten Herrenhausens (Herrenhausen Royal Gardens) in Hanover is one of the most beautiful park complexes in Europe. Hanover is an appealing tourist destination, particularly for families: the Erlebnis Zoo Hannover(Hanover Adventure Zoo) is certainly Germany's most spectacular zoo – with its zoo worlds, the underwater world, boat trips and shows. In Erse-Park in Uetze even the youngest visitors can let off steam: Summer toboggan, water slide, the historical carousel and the family rollercoaster ensure great family fun.

During the annual Hanover Kultursommer (Summer of Culture), palaces, churches, monasteries and manors open their doors to culture fans and interested visitors. Numerous concerts, open air festivals and performances enrich the city and provide a vibrant flair.

Cultural tips in Hanover: Hanover for museum-goers, artists and jazzers 

There is a lot of culture on offer in Hanover: The Niedersächsische Landesmuseum (Lower Saxony State Museum), with the four departments of European art, natural history, ancient history and ethnology, includes an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures with works of art spanning from the middle ages to the early 20th century. The museum also houses a Vivarium with fish, amphibians and reptiles. Two museums you really should see on a visit to Hanover are the Exposeum, which was erected for EXPO 2000, and Germany's largest police museum.

The Sprengel Museum of modern art is home to the largest collection by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The drawings, caricatures and picture stories in the Wilhelm Busch Museuimpress young and old culture fans. And Hanover also has an innovative modern art scene: Around 30 art galleries are located in the city, including Hannover Gallery with works of art by Bruno Bruni and Kunsthalle Faust.

Hanover is especially big on theatre productions and festivals. The annual music festival Kultursommer (Summer of Culture) includes great events: small concerts and major performances by international artists – whether jazz, pop, hip-hop, Klezmer, classical and recitals. Famous artists such as Heinz-Rudolf-Kunze and "our Lena" use the Gartentheater im großen Garten for their atmospheric performances. A cultural highlight is the Maschseefest (Maschsee Lake Festival) – Hanover residents and visitors celebrate a huge festival around the idyllic lake for three weeks every year with fireworks, art and concerts.


Wyndham Hannover Atrium Hotel
Karl-Wiechert-Allee 68 
30625 Hannover

Telemax Hannover

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The telecommunication tower Telemax is one more symbol of Hannover and is locate donly few meters from Wyndham Hannover Atrium Hotel. With its 282 meters it is one of the highest buildings of Lower Saxony. Tip: During the fair Cebit at night time the Telemax is lighted in magenta, the color of Cebit.