Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Hannover, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 5.5 km
Ascend 55 m
Descend 53 m

Experience Hannover in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HannoverIndividual Sights in Hannover

Sight 1: Herrenhäuser Friedhof

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Herrenhäuser Friedhof Klaus Littmann Ltdrprdc / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Herrenhausen Cemetery in Hanover is a listed cemetery under the sponsorship of the Evangelical Lutheran parish of Herrenhausen-Leinhausen. The location of the cemetery, which was already laid out in the Kingdom of Hanover and expanded several times to around 1.4 hectares today, is Kiepertstraße 10 in the Herrenhausen district.

Wikipedia: Herrenhäuser Friedhof (DE)

864 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Fürstenhaus Herrenhausen

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Fürstenhaus Herrenhausen Recherche, Scans, Arbeitsleistung gestiftet von: Bernd Schwabe in Hannover / CC BY 3.0

The Fürstenhaus Herrenhausen Museum in Hanover-Herrenhausen is a palace owned by the Guelph family, which was used as a museum from 1955 to 2011. The listed palace, which could also be booked for events for a long time, showed furniture, paintings, porcelain and sculptures on the ground floor. It has been closed to the public since 2011.

Wikipedia: Fürstenhaus Herrenhausen-Museum (DE)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Hardenbergsches Haus

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Hardenbergsches Haus Recherche, Scans, Arbeitsleistung gestiftet von: Bernd Schwabe in Hannover / CC BY 3.0

The Hardenberg Haus in Hanover is a villa that was inhabited by the highest international personalities. Since its renovation in 2000, the building has served as a guest house and for special celebrations and conferences. The location of the listed villa is the old Herrenhäuser Straße 10 at the end of the western Graft Allee of the large garden in the Herrenhausen district.

Wikipedia: Hardenbergsches Haus (DE)

171 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Herrenhäuser Gärten

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Herrenhäuser Gärten

The Herrenhausen Gardens of Herrenhausen Palace are located in Herrenhausen, an urban district of Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, Germany. Dating to the era of the Kings of Hanover, they comprise Great Garden, Hill Garden, Georgen Garden and Guelf Garden.

Wikipedia: Herrenhausen Gardens (EN)

126 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Grotto by Niki de Saint Phalle

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Grotto by Niki de Saint Phalle

The Great Garden in the Hanover district of Herrenhausen is one of the most important baroque gardens in Europe. The garden area, enclosed by a graft, represents the historic centrepiece of the Herrenhausen Gardens, which also include the Berggarten, the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten. The rectangular complex has an area of 50.2 hectares. The starting point for the planning was Herrenhausen Castle, built in the 17th century.

Wikipedia: Großer Garten (Hannover) (DE)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Schloss Herrenhausen

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Schloss Herrenhausen

Herrenhausen Palace is a former royal summer residence of the House of Hanover in the Herrenhausen district of the German city of Hanover. It is the centerpiece of Herrenhausen Gardens.

Wikipedia: Herrenhausen Palace (EN), Website

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Neptunbrunnen

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The Neptune Fountain in Hanover is a fountain in the Great Garden of Herrenhausen. The water-spouting baroque sculpture ensemble with the Roman water god Neptune can be found there on the orangery parterre between the Golden Gate and the gallery building.

Wikipedia: Neptunbrunnen (Hannover) (DE)

449 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Library Pavillion

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The library pavilion in the Berggarten was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves at the beginning of his architectural work in Hanover. The building, in the style of French classicism, is now used to manage the Herrenhausen Gardens.

Wikipedia: Bibliothekspavillon (DE)

280 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Sea Life

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Sea Life is a chain of commercial sea life-themed aquarium attractions. As of April 2017 there are 53 Sea Life attractions around the world. The chain is owned by the British company, Merlin Entertainments.

Wikipedia: Sea Life (EN), Website

236 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Berggarten

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The Hill Garden is a historic botanical garden, one of the gardens of the Herrenhäuser Gärten, around the residence Herrenhäuser Schloss in Herrenhausen, now part of Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. The garden was first created in 1666 as a vegetable garden on a hill north of the palace, and then transformed into a garden for exotic plants. In 1750, it was developed into a botanical garden, with some unusual trees from the period still surviving. It features a palm house, first built in 1846, and a mausoleum, where members of the royal family were interred. Damaged by air raids in World War II, the gardens were restored. In 2000, a house for rain forest-themed gardens was added, which was transformed to an aquarium in 2007.

Wikipedia: Berggarten (EN), Website

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Welf family mausoleum

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The Guelph Mausoleum in Hanover is a listed burial place of numerous personalities from the noble family of the Guelphs. The location of the mausoleum is the Berggarten in the Herrenhausen district.

Wikipedia: Welfenmausoleum (DE)

507 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Villa Maatsch

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The Villa Maatsch in Hanover was built in the 19th century as the residence for the Royal Master Gardener of the Herrenhausen Gardens. The listed villa, named after the professor of ornamental plant cultivation Richard Maatsch, is located at Burgweg 11 in Herrenhausen on the plantation grounds of the former University of Horticulture and Regional Culture, today a Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Leibniz University of Hanover.

Wikipedia: Villa Maatsch (DE)

1569 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 13: Bilderwand Bertramstraße

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Bilderwand Bertramstraße Foto gestiftet von Bernd Schwabe in Hannover / CC BY 3.0

The picture wall Bertramstraße in Hanover is a installation of art in public spaces initiated by Siegfried Neuenhausen and presented in 1991. Internationally known artists installed their work in Sackgasse Bertramstraße in the Hainholz district along an approximately 80 meter long and 6 meter high industrial wall.

Wikipedia: Bilderwand Bertramstraße (DE)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 14: St. Marienkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran St. Mary's Church is a listed church building in Hanover-Hainholz. It belongs to the Ev.-luth. Parish of Hanover-Hainholz.

Wikipedia: St.-Marien-Kirche (Hainholz) (DE)


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