Hanover City Breaks
Our Hanover city breaks are made easy with many lavish hotels and accommodation options available. The city's cultural side boasts various museums, theatres and art galleries. Tourism in Hanover has increased over the years thanks to bountiful public parks, the beautiful Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen (a jewel of Baroque garden architecture), Lake Maschsee and the tranquil River Leine which all show off the city's green side. From the lively city centre, with its extensive pedestrian zone and elegant arcades, to the quaint narrow streets and half-timbered houses in the charming Old Town, Hanover is a dynamic city of many dimensions.
A Hanover city break wouldn't be complete without attending the annual Hanover Schützenfest festival. The event is the largest marksman festival in the world and attracts around 2 million visitors a year to Hannover's Schützenplatz (fairground). The fairground is packed during the winter months with visitors to the popular Hanover Christmas Market, arriving in their numbers. Guests are treated to thrilling rides, a popular entertainment programme and stalls selling many delicacies and culinary delights. The event holds firework displays throughout and is a fantastic occasion for all the family.
Many visitors to Hanover also opt for Bremen City Breaks which offer a truly diverse range of attractions, festivals and places of interest.
or a more in-depth look at the city, check out our definitive guide to a Berlin city break.
Did you know?
In 2013, the famous Hanover cookie producer Bahlsen (makers of those delicious Leibniz biscuits) was held to ransom over a golden cookie that was stolen from the front of their head office. The thieves demanded cookies be sent to a local children's hospital and the company obliged.
- Flight time from London: 1 hour 30 min
- Hannover Airport: 11km from the city centre; transfer time about 24 min
- Nearest railway station: Hannover Hauptbahnhof
- Currency: Euro
Hanover is the perfect choice for an unforgettable shopping experience. Hosting one of the longest pedestrian zones in Germany, the town leaves nothing to be desired.
Pedestrian zone/ Kröpke
Find the impressive pedestrian zone in Hanover's city centre, running from the main railway station to the central place called Kröpke. This street hosts several department stores and well-known clothes shops, as well as Hanover's largest bookstore. Close by, you will find the street Grosse Packhofstrasse, a paradise for all shoe lovers.
Historic Old Town
Go on a shopping spree in Hanover's oldest quarter around the lovely Market Church. Surrounded by picturesque half-timbered houses, this area enchants its visitors with a variety of specialised shops offering trendy clothes, shoes, jewellery and much more.
Whether hearty or exquisite, international or German, Hanover inspires everyone with its variety.
Broyhan Haus Hanover
Welcome to this traditional restaurant in the picturesque Old Town of Hanover and spoil yourself with regional German cuisine.
Atrium Altes Rathaus
Offering international delicacies, guests will find this lovely restaurant in the splendid main hallway of the Altes Rathaus.
This artificial lake attracts lovers of water sports, joggers, walkers, cyclists and inline skaters.
Hanover Adventure Zoo
The fantastic zoo impresses its visitors with exotic landscapes, over 2,600 animals and amazing shows.
The Red Thread
Follow the 4,200-metre long Red Thread through the inner city to the prime attractions for your "do it yourself" city tour. For further information please make your way to the tourist information opposite the central railway station or the infocounter in the New Town Hall (Trammplatz 2).
Whether clubs, bars or lounges, Hanover's nightlife offers something for every taste.
Discothek Agostea: Welcome to Hanover's new party location with an amazing design in each of the three party areas. Find a mix of chart, house, soul and dance in the DanceClub furnished in a neo-baroque Harry-Potter-Style or the rustic Oktoberfest atmosphere in the ski hut DiscoStadl. Party lovers can relax in the knight's hall (Rittersaal) while drinking a tasty cocktail.
Brauhaus Ernst August: Experience typical Hanover hospitality in this rustic brew house. From breakfast to festive dinner, beer to cocktail, guided brewery tours and daily DJ or live bands with dance, this house offers a wide range of possibilities (open 365 days a year).