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Things to do in Hanover

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Das Weltgrößte Messegelände zieht jährlich hunderttausende Besucher an. Vorallem zur CeBIT und Hannover Messe The world largest exhibitions area. CeBIT and Co. are taking place every year”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lake
“Great lake to stroll around in the summer, just behind the neues Rathaus in the city. Once a year in July-August Hannover hosts the famous Maschseefest. Attended by millions.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Park
“Those monarchs built some beautiful gardens. Especially beautiful in the summer.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Go inside and check out the miniature city models of Hannover and the changes it has seen over time.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum houses a world-renowned collection of 20th century and contemporary art. The Sprengel Museum Hannover is right up there with the most important museums of modern art. Works by prominent expressionists such as Picasso, Chagall and Kandinsky are a must for fans of 20th century art. The collection includes works of German expressionism and French cubism, also taking in abstract art from the post-World War Two period.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Establishment
“Make sure you visit the famous city forest of Hanover. Here you can make a chilled walk or just enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful nature.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Zoo
“Hannover Adventure Zoo On animal safari around the world with exotic landscapes, over 2000 animals and amazing shows at Hannover Adventure Zoo. Explore the animal kingdoms of the seven Zoo Worlds – they offer extraordinary encounters, unforgettable impressions and above all lots of fun for all the family.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Big shopping hall in the center, next to the main station. distance ca. 800m”
  • 25 locals recommend
City Hall
“beautiful building, like a castle with a wonderful park with a little lake (Maschteich) and rastaurant inside. Nearby is a small bistro called "loratta`s" and behind you'll find our market-hall where you can buy fruits, vegetables and there are tiny bistros for having cappuccini and Brötchen with Wurst ;-) . 250 Meter behind the Rathaus you'll find our big lake called Maschssee another 500 m there is the Soccer stadium.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“One of the most popular underground clubs, where students and young alternative people go to party.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Train Station
“Also good for Sundays shopping. distance ca. 800m 10 minutes walk / 3 minutes by tram or taxi”
  • 21 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Hanover Zoo is always worth a trip. With over 2000 animals you can see everything from ice bears over birds to elephants. If you have the time, make sure to visit this adorable place :)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Vibrant Vietnamese restaurant and take away with fresh, affordable and good food. Always packed with a mix of people.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Der Treffpunkt in der Innenstadt und im Zentrum von Hannover. Von hieraus kann die Shoppingtour beginnen”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Vibrant Vietnamese restaurant and take away with fresh, affordable and good food. Always packed with a mix of people.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sicherlich die beste Pizza Hannovers! Frisch aus dem Backofen und mit Liebe zubereitet!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“really good wines and a variety of beer (and beer cocktails!) also, the food is lovely!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Du magst Burger, Steaks und gute Drinks? Hier findest du alles. Das ganze Fleisch wird in der Region gekauft und vor Ort zubereitet. Die Drinks sind sehr gut und sehr fein. Und das Tartar/Carpaccio ein Genuss.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“Alternative bar to sit, talk, and play kicker. They serve fantastic Thai food as well randomly. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“Einige der besten Kaffees der Welt. Perhaps the best coffee at all! Pure quality!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Spandau Projekt offers great food and a unique, hip atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in Hannover”
  • 13 locals recommend
Night Club
“Nordic (like bavarian style) beer brew-house and Restaurant. Daytime Food and Nighttime Events / Disco Distance 600 m ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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