Although it's one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, Hanover remains a simple place. Most famous for hosting the second biggest Oktoberfest in the world, the city still retains a special charm. Whether you're looking for world-class shopping, Medieval attractions, excellent museums and a love of all things related to beer, you'll find it here.
Hanover's Old Town is a joy to explore, with its distinctive wooden buildings, old Market Place and the 15th Century Old Town Hall as well as the landmark of this part of the city, the huge Market Church, or Marktkirche. Right on the edge of the old part of the city is the Leine Palace, as well as the ruins of the Aegidien Church - these have been transformed into a monument to the victims of war and violence.
To assist visitors explore, Hanover has painted its city pavements with a Red Thread, a 4.2km long red trail that weaves through the inner part of the city and takes one to see 36 major attractions along its route.
Of course, Hanover isn't only about ancient history. There's a very modern side to the city as well, with a variety of facilities for the holidaymaker, including fabulous shopping and entertainment. In fact, Hanover boasts over 40 theatres, a variety of fascinating museums, excellent art galleries and a host of excellent restaurants.
One of Hanover's signatures is the city's love of street art. This trend began in the 1970s and has continued unabated, offering a variety of innovative creations throughout the city, from wacky sculptures to multi-coloured works of art. You'll find many of the city's landmarks and fountains, as well as some of the bus stops, covered in colourful creativity.
- Magdeburg "City" Airport, EDBM
- Münster Osnabrück Airport, EDDG
- Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport, EDDH
- Hannover Airport, EDDV
- Bremen Airport, EDDW
- Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport, EDHI
- Paderborn Lippstadt Airport, EDLP
- Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport, EDVE
- Kassel-Calden Airport, EDVK
- Bückeburg Air Base, ETHB
- Fassberg Air Base, ETHS
- Diepholz Air Base, ETND
- Wunstorf Air Base, ETNW