About Hannover and Tourist Information

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Hannover

Welcome to Hannover, the state capital of Lower-Saxony, and a city of thrilling contrasts with leisure activities for everyone. The old charming town centre is surrounded by a vast, thriving and cosmopolitan area. Arriving at the main station or Kröpcke subway station, which are only a short walk apart, you are already in the middle of your personal Hannover experience. Here you can exit and explore Hannover’s central shopping area or take the subway to go on to one of the famous sights. The sights include: the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, the New Town Hall, the Maschsee lake, the Zoo, the Market Church as well as the State Opera. If you would like to visit the sights, the tourist information in front of the main station can provide you with additional information.

Shopping

Hannover offers a long and convenient pedestrian zone with its meeting point at the Kröpcke station which is indicated by the famous green clock. A wide variety of shops are in very close proximity and can satisfy young and old. Simply follow Georgstaße or Karmarschstraße and you will walk along the big department stores and independent retailers. A visit to the shopping arcades Niki-de-Saint- Phalle-Promenade, Kröpcke-Passage, Ernst-August-Galerie and Galerie Luise, which boast a wide variety of stores that offer something for everybody, is also worth the time. If you would like to take a break from shopping, visiting one of the coffeehouses around the Market Church in the old town centre is a particular pleasure because of the picturesque timber-framed buildings giving it a special atmosphere.

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

The Herrenhausen gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hannover and are composed of the Großer Garten (Great Garden), the Berggarten, the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten. Especially the Great Garden and Berggarten are of public interrest and accessible via an entrance at the subwaystation Herrenhäuser Gärten. A low entrance fee will be charged. The Gerogengarten and Welfengarten are accessible free of charge if you exit at the station Leibniz Universität. These gardens serve as public parks for the Hannoverians and students of the Leibniz University. In order to get there you have to take the line 4 (direction Garbsen) or line 5 (direction Stöcken).