Places of happiness in Hanover and the region

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Museums, churches, castles, palaces and much more are waiting to be discovered by you. Experience moments of happiness in and around Hanover. Gardens and parks, swimming pools and lakes invite you to linger and enjoy. The most beautiful golf courses, leisure parks and theaters offer the right domicile for almost every hobby and interest. Experience Hanover in a special way on a Segway or learn more about the impressive city on a city tour. Sightseeing and shopping, action and relaxation in nature, leisure fun and cultural experiences - experience pure variety on your trip through Hanover and the region. One or two insider tips are already waiting for you.

99 experiences of happiness in Hanover and the region

The red thread
A red line is painted on the pavement over a length of 4200 meters, leading to 36 sights in the city centre - the Red Thread.

Visit Hannover's local lake, for example for a guided boat tour, pedalo and small sailing boat trips or perhaps just to relax. In addition to the Maschsee Festival, events and regattas are often held on the shore.

City tours
Want to get to know the many faces of Hanover? Discover magnificent buildings such as the New Town Hall, the Old Town, the Herrenhausen Gardens and the Eilenriede - with the hop-on hop-off double-decker bus you can hop on and off in comfort at many places.

Herrenhausen Gardens
Probably the most beautiful baroque gardens in Europe with a new palace and imposing fountains, a collection of orchids and Niki de Saint Phalle's grotto invite you to linger. Whether it's the nearby Wilhelm Busch Museum, numerous concerts, theater performances and festivals or the international fireworks competition - a visit to Herrenhausen is always worthwhile.

New Town Hall
The new Hanover Town Hall is located near the Maschsee lake. Enjoy Hanover from above: From the viewing platform you have a wonderful view over the city! There is always something going on in Hanover - for every taste: many concerts, Bundesliga soccer matches, the Maschsee Festival, the world's largest shooting festival, many trade fairs and interesting museums.

Springe Hunting Lodge
Nestled in beautiful forests and nature, Springe Hunting Lodge invites you to take a leisurely stroll and also boasts a museum of nature, hunting and culture. It was built in the 19th century on the orders of King Wilhelm IV. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the castle has shone in its current form and offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for two.

Herrenhausen Palace
Herrenhausen Palace combines classicism and modernity in a historic, natural setting. Together with the "Great Garden", which is part of the palace, it creates a romantic flair in the heart of Hanover.

Marienburg Castle
Situated on the south-western slope of the Marienberg, this summer residence of the Guelphs is considered one of the most important neo-Gothic monuments in Germany. With its beautiful appearance and lavish interior with 140 rooms and halls, the castle is a real attraction for the region. Regular guided tours of the castle are offered. 

Bückeburg Castle
Bückeburg Castle was built in the 14th century. Today it shines as a historic building with a castle chapel, a "golden" hall and a large banqueting hall. The castle park, which is freely accessible and surrounds the castle with its 80 hectares, invites you to linger for romantic hours.

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Museums and castles in and around Hanover

Sprengel Museum Hannover
With a focus on German Expressionism and French Modernism, the Sprengel Museum Hannover is one of the most important museums of 20th and 21st century art.

Lower Saxony State Museum
The largest state museum in Lower Saxony houses paintings and sculptures from the 14th to 20th centuries as well as important exhibits from the fields of archaeology, ethnology and natural history.

The Historical Museum
Time travel into the great past - the historical history of the city for all ages. The heart of the museum is the permanent exhibition "750 years of Hanover - from the settlement to the city of Hanover.

Wilhelm Busch Caricature Museum
The Wilhelm Busch Caricature Museum holds special exhibitions showcasing the work of international artists whose critical stance is closely related to Wilhelm Busch.

The Kestnergesellschaft one of the largest German art associations. Special flair: the Kestnergesellschaft is housed in an old swimming pool. Contemporary art by Baselitz, Beuys and Warhol.

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Leisure fun for the whole family

Sea Life
Discover 2500 sea animals, more than 160 species and the tropical plant dome with a rainforest replica in 37 pools.

Steinhuder Meer
The nature park and Wilhemstein Fortress invite you to take a boat trip.
Then let yourself be whisked away to the exotic and colorful world of butterflies at the butterfly farm.

Pirate Rock high ropes course
A high ropes course with a pirate ship look awaits you in Isernhagen!
Here you can shimmy from rope to rope like a real pirate. Board the pirate ship!

Vogelpark Walsrode
In the world's largest bird park in the Lüneburg Heath, 4000 birds of 700 species lead a turbulent life, followed by a visit to the ginseng gardens of the Florafarm.

GOP Varieté Hannover
A unique show experience is offered - we recommend booking in advance.

Hannover Adventure Zoo
With its themed worlds of Africa, India, Canada and Australia, it combines a short trip around the world in the animal kingdom and is one of the most exciting and diverse zoos in Germany - reason enough to make a detour to Hannover.

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