HANNOVER: QUICK GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIMERS

I have for the longest time lived very close to Hannover, without really appreciating what the city has to offer. After finishing school, I would have never considered moving to Hannover, as the city appeared soulless and boring. My dream was to move to Hamburg, which I did. However, now many years later (me being back in Copenhagen) one of my best friends has settled down in Hannover. I must admit this intrigued me to give Hannover another look, as she always talked so highly of all the green spaces, all the things you can see and do, the history and lastly, the people who give the city a certain charme.

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if you haven’t been to Hannover before, here are some tips ‘tried & tested’ and recommended by my friend to get proper underneath the skin of the city:

Eat & Drink

Teestübchen - Traditional tee shop & café with a delicious selection of cakes

Markthalle - Local and international food. A place where locals gather. 

Apartment Bowls - Freshly made lunch bowls, as well as smoothie bowls

Probierbar - Cocktail bar with vintage, living room vibes

Limmerstrasse - Street in Linden buzzing with vibrant, energetic life and food places from all over the world

Locorito - The go-to place for authentic, Mexican food with 2 places in Hannover

Seven Sundays - Breakfast club serving breakfast all day

See & Do

Herrenhäuser Gärten & Herrenhäuser Allee - The gardens are a heritage site of the Kings of Hannover.

Don’t miss out on the beautiful fireworks during summer season. 

Neues Rathaus - Probably Hannover’s most famous, jaw-dropping sight.

A beautiful building, both from the outside and inside, with lots of history and the most splendid view from the top.

Aegidienkirche - The ruins of a church from the 12th century.

The ruins are as a symbol and reminder of WW2 and the bombing destroying nearly the entire city.

Maschsee - The artificial lake is the largest body of water within the city.

Maschsee is also famous for the Maschseefest, a several week long festival along the shore.

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