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Hannover Local History

Hanover's past was marked by its dynastic links with the UK as the 1701 Act of Settlement resulted in George Ludwig of Hanover becoming George 1 of the UK in 1714. Because of this unusual marriage the city found itself attacked on a number of occasions by foreign powers striking at the UK. The city later came under Prussian control and benefited from the Empires prosperity.

However World War 11 ended the good times and Allied bombing raids flattened 60% of the city. Hanover bounced back and today has a vigorous economy and is Niederersachsens cultural and political capital.

Hannover Attractions

Hannover Shopping

Flohmarkt - Head to the Leine River on a Saturday for the largest flea market in Germany. You can always pick up a bargain and most stallholders will haggle with you.

Galerie Luise - This ultra modern shopping mall is located on the corner of Luisenstrasse and Rathenaustrasse. Chic boutiques rub shoulders with luxury furniture shops in this multi story complex.

Joop - Karmarsch Strasse 18. Designer wear on three stylish floors. For the fashion conscious Hannover man, women or child. This is a one stop destination stocking all the well known labels and loads of original design.

Raachermantel - Luisenstrasse 1, The perfect place for an original local gift. Hand crafted ceramic figures depicting figures from German folklore are among the unique present ideas.

Hannover Activities

Expo 2000 - Hannover was fortunate enough to hold this World Expo in 2000 and many of the original pavilions remain. Children will love a tour of the world through what's left of the exhibits.

Rainforest House - Herrenhäuser Strasse 4a, You don't have to travel to Brazil to see a rain forest you can go to the Berggarten and see, hear and touch a recreated one. Plenty to discover and learn amongst the 6,000 species of tropical flora and fauna.

Maschpark and Lake Maschsee - Just south of the new town hall, this is the green heart of town and a magnet for joggers, walkers and cyclists. The huge manmade lake in the centre is perfect for boating.

Sprengel Museum - The museum offers 'Art-Childs Play' every Tuesday and Thursday and weekend afternoons for kids over 6.

Kropke Hanoverians say this is the heart of the city. Bring your children here to see the buskers entertaining under the Krope clock.

Hannover Parks & Gardens

Herrenhausen - Although raised to the ground during World War 11 the gardens in the Herrenhauser district are among the most beautiful Baroque gardens in Germany.The most important of the gardens is the Georgengarten . It is an English style garden with an artificial lake and was created as a foil to the magnificent, formal Groser Garten nearby.

Europes highest fountain, the Grose Fontane can be found in the Groser Garten, originally 32 m high it has been built up to an awesome 80m. The third garden in Herrenhausen is the berggarten which showcases an indoor rain forest.

Hannover Restaurants and Bars

Hannover Restaurants

Altdeutsche Bierstube - Located in town at Larchenstrasse 4, If you enjoy simple, tasty local food in a traditional Bierstube then you will be delighted with this basic restaurant. The menu changes as seasonal food comes around and should be tried by all visitors to the city.

Landhaus Ammann - Hildesheimer Strasse 185. This is one of the finest restaurants where the relaxed, refined atmosphere is stylish rather than snobbish. The wine list is extensive and the menu is adventurous, It's a dining experience in town.

Basil - Dragonerstrasse 30A, This is Hannover's fashionable hang out for the new and old money, but the delicious seasonal food is not overpriced. The menu is an ever changing kaliedescope of international dining in an old militery riding hall.

Clichy Restaurant - Weissekreuzstrasse 31, Superb restaurant that is a very popular choice for a leasurely lunch in the city. The standard of cuisine and presentation is always high here. Serving Mediterranean gourmet plus a good wine list, Clichy is always a safe bet.

Hanover Die Isel. A restaurant, cafe and bar are located in this huge complex, which attracts many customers. The views of the Masch Lake from the restaurant are spectacular. Asian specialties are offered in the restaurant where the dinner menu is quite expensive, however the lunches are very good value for money.

Kropcke Cafe Kropcke Square. A pleasant cafe serving good food at reasonable prices. A good choice for breakfast and lunch.

Brauhaus Ernst August Schmieder 13. This brewery serves good hearty German fare and the beers are excellent.

Hannover Bars & Clubs

Weinlock Burgstr. This pub attracts a youthful crowd and serves good, cheap meals.

The Loft Georgstr. 50b.This cool bar is packed with students at the weekends. At the back of the premises you will find an alternative bistro-bar called Masa. The falafel and milkshakes are eaten by consumed by candlelight.

Schwule Schaufeldstr.30 Located in the University district is an extremely popular gay and lesbian bar.

Hannover children's activities

Expo 2000 - Hannover was fortunate enough to hold this World Expo in 2000 and many of the original pavilions remain. Children will love a tour of the world through what's left of the exhibits.

Rainforest House - Herrenhäuser Strasse 4a, You don't have to travel to Brazil to see a rain forest you can go to the Berggarten and see, hear and touch a recreated one. Plenty to discover and learn amongst the 6,000 species of tropical flora and fauna.

Maschpark and Lake Maschsee - Just south of the new town hall, this is the green heart of town and a magnet for joggers, walkers and cyclists. The huge manmade lake in the centre is perfect for boating.

Sprengel Museum - The museum offers 'Art-Childs Play' every Tuesday and Thursday and weekend afternoons for kids over 6.

Kropke Hanoverians say this is the heart of the city. Bring your children here to see the buskers entertaining under the Krope clock.

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