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The Hannover region

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Hannover

The green city of Hannover.
Many parks, including of course The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, have earned Hannover this name.The panoramic view over the city from the 100 metre high dome of The New Town Hall allows you to see all this for yourself.The sloping lift-the only one of its kind in Europe-that takes you up the dome is indeed an experience in itself.

Those new to Hannover can discover the sights of the city by following "The Red Line",an entertaining 2-3 hour walk along a red line painted on the sidewalk, which leads you past cheerful, amusing works of street art, time-honoured facades and through the Old Town with its lively bars,cafes and restaurants.

The city of Hannover, first granted a charter in 1163, is also the center of cultural life in Lower Saxony whose numerous theatres offer classical and modern drama as well as cabaret and boulevard performances.The city´s historical and modern museums contain works of modern art and ancient treasures,many of which are unique. Hannover Zoo is a worthwhile visit for those who may wish to get acquainted with animal faces.

Industrial city and trade fair location.
Due to its ideal location Hannover has become an important center for trade and communications and a venue for congresses and fairs. VW builds freight vehicles and Conti supply the necessary spare parts.Hapag Lloyd and TUI sell holidays all over the world and Bahlsen exports its famous biscuits.

Every year two major international trade fairs, the Hannover Fair Industry and the Cebit Exhibition of Communications Technology take place here at Europe´s largest exhibition grounds. On these occasions 1.5 million visitors add to the city´s population of 510,000 inhabitants and the excellent hotels in and around Hanover have to be supplemented by thousands of private rooms.Visitors to the fairs are therefore advised to book accommodation well in advance. Hannover airport lies close to the highway and a journey on public transport from the airport into the city-centre only takes twenty minutes. During the large fairs metro trains to the exhibition grounds run every minute.

Surrounding Areas
Hannover´s surrounding areas have much to offer to those wanting to escape from the city. All of the following destinations which cater for golf and riding enthusiasts, nature lovers and culture fans can be reached from Hannover in less than 30 minutes (Hameln approx. 40 minutes) by car.

Hameln

World famous because of the "Pied Piper". You can reach this beautiful mediaeval town on the river Weser in less than one hour.

Celle
This impressive town situated on the Southern edge of the Lüneburg Heath with its Old Town and half-timbered houses takes the visitor on a journey back into the Middle Ages
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Hildesheim
The world´s perhaps most magnificent half-timbered building can be found here.The Roman and Pelizaeus museum is definitely a must for those interested in ancient Egyptian and Chinese culture.

Steinhuder Lake
This 32 square kilometre lake, the largest in North West Germany, is one of the region´s most popular places for an excursion or family holiday;ideal for sailing,swimming,walking or just relaxing.

Deister
A beautiful mountain range up to 405 metres high between the rivers Leine and Weser. Many pleasant nature trails enable the walker or rambler to enjoy the splendid attractions of this area. Marvel at the wild horses, red deer and bison in the wildlife park at Springe.

Come and see for yourself! The Hannover region looks forward to your visit.



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