HanoverGet lost in a bygone era or have a beer in the park.
Hanover is the capital of Lower Saxony in Germany and offers a mix of corporate offices, boutique shops, and popular bars.
But it’s the old town that makes Hanover a must-see destination. Dominated by the New Town Hall and the Marktkirche, the old town’s maze of narrow alleys, squares, cobblestone streets, and picturesque buildings takes you back to a bygone era. Head to the State Museum, where you can explore the region’s history from prehistory to the present.
The city is also a modern metropolis, with a world-class exhibition center, a buzzing nightlife, and a large student population. The Schloss (palace) is a must-see, as is the Herrenhausen Gardens, a sprawling Baroque park with spectacular fountains, canals, sculptures, and a world-famous glasshouse. After a day of sightseeing, relax in one of the many beer gardens in the city or enjoy a concert at the famous Opera House.