Hannover – the destination for your city break
A modern metropolis set among countless idyllic little towns and villages – Hannover Holiday Region is an area full of exciting and alluring contrasts. With its programme of major events ranging from the Maschsee Lake Festival to topranking open-air concerts, its diverse opportunities to experience nature – in field and forest, in the baroque gardens or on the water – and its top-notch artistic and cultural offerings, Hannover can boast a range of absorbing leisure activities that scarcely any other city can rival.
You can stroll through the Herrenhausen Gardens, jog through the Eilenriede, Hannover’s extensive city forest, or enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere on or around the Maschsee Lake. Hannover’s bustling city centre is a shopaholic’s paradise with a large pedestrian precinct, the Ernst-August-Galerie shopping mall and a number of classy arcades. Wander around the medieval streets of the Old Town, relax on the banks of the River Leine or in one of the numerous cafés. First-rate theatres, concerts and art galleries, countless museums and historical buildings never fail to fascinate visitors from all over the world. Among the tourist highlights of the area surrounding the state capital are Lake Steinhude, the ridge of the Deister Hills or Marienburg Castle near Pattensen. These attractive destinations can easily be incorporated into a day’s programme of great diversity.