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Hannover is home to the largest city forest in Europe. In fact, eleven percent of the city is covered by parks and gardens – a perfect balance to the hectic pace of life in downtown Hannover.

Hannover is home to the largest city forest in Europe. In fact, eleven percent of the city is covered by parks and gardens – a perfect balance to the hectic pace of life in downtown Hannover. The city regularly hosts several internationally acclaimed trade fairs and is home to the world-famous Leibniz shortbread biscuits.

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Hannover is a very modern city. The state capital of Lower Saxony is an important centre of science and business thanks to numerous companies and organisations. Six institutions of higher education are located throughout the city. Trade fairs and conventions take place all year round.

Many inhabitants and especially students like to go jogging, study or barbecue in the Georgengarten, a large park. The Eilenriede, Germany’s largest city forest, is located on the outskirts of Hannover.

Culture plays an important role in Hannover. There are over 20 museums which exhibit art of every period and style, and familiarise visitors with the history of the city. 

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Hannover’s weather is most pleasant from May to October, with mild temps that rarely break ninety, while winter beautifies the region with the snow that comes with twenty and thirty degree forecasts. 

Climate, however, is not what should determine when and where to go while visiting the city; the attractions and festivities that constitute Hannover’s space and time are more important considerations to take into account when setting an itinerary . 

May boasts the annual Hannover Jazz Festival, a time when the city gets into full swing, and the Maschsee Lake is a setting of multiple open-air parties in the summer and wine festivities in the winter.  The Maschsee Lake Festival that takes place in August draws hundreds of thousands of people from throughout Europe every year thanks to its lively concerts and exquisite dining offerings. 

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Public Transport

By bus, tram or rail through Hannover and the Hannover Region - all the information you need.

Üstra Service Centre City

At the üstra Service Centre City on the Platz der Weltausstellung you can buy tickets for the local bus, tram and railway network, timetables in book form, personal timetables and timetables for particular stops. Or ask about individual information on how to get from one place to another, using any type of public transport. Here you will also receive advice on any issue relating to environment-friendly mobility.

Ticket Information

Tickets are valid up to one day. The GVH (Greater Hannover transport network) tariff area is divided into three ticket zones: "Hannover Stadt" (city), "Umland" (surrounding area) and "Region". The price of a journey with a single ticket depends on the number of zones you travel in.

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In the center of Hanover there is a lot to discover. If you want to go shopping in Hannover, you can start as soon as you come out of the Central Station onto Ernst August Platz.

On the right is the Ernst August Galerie; down the steps, one floor below ground level, is the Niki de Saint Phalle Promenade with Bahnhofstrasse above it - all inviting places for the shopper, the stroller and the gourmet. And if you go on straight ahead, you will come to Kröpcke.

A little tip: if you want to meet someone here at the heart of Hannover, arrange to do so at the Kröpcke Clock; then you will be sure not to miss them, however full the square may be. The most important shopping streets meet here, you can stroll down Georgstrasse to Steintor. Time for a coffee break? In the little streets of the Old Town you will find not only some delightful boutiques, but also lots of cafés and cosy pubs.

Under the tail

What would Ernest Augustus, King of Hannover, have said if he had been able to foresee this? It is not the image of his royal personage but his horse that provides a popular meeting point in Hannover today. If someone says “under the tail”, they are proposing to meet at the equestrian statue directly outside the Central Station.

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