Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Hanover, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 7.4 km
Ascend 84 m
Descend 85 m

Experience Hanover 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 HanoverIndividual Sights in Hanover

Sight 1: Broyhanhaus

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Broyhan House is a residential and commercial building constructed in 1576 in Hanover's historic old town. It is the second-oldest preserved half-timbered building in Hanover, and stands on the cellar walls of an earlier building dating to the 14th century. The house is named after Cord Broyhan, a brewer who lived in an earlier building from 1537 until 1561.

Wikipedia: Broyhan House (EN)

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Altes Rathaus

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Altes Rathaus Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Old Town Hall is a former, and the first, town hall in Hanover, Germany. Originally built in the old city district in 1410, replaced by the New Town Hall in 1913, and extensively restored in 1953 and 1964 after heavy bomb damage in World War II, it is the oldest secular building in the city. The market façade with the highly sophisticated Brick Gothic of the lucarnes has been preserved and partly restored in its medieval shape. Some elements of it were copied on other wings of the building.

Wikipedia: Old Town Hall (Hanover) (EN)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Blätterbrunnen

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The Blätterbrunnen in Hanover is located near the Kröpcke on the corner of Karmarschstraße and Ständehausstraße. It was created by the German sculptor of Informal Art Emil Cimiotti.

Wikipedia: Blätterbrunnen (DE)

122 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: GOP Variete

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GOP Variete

The Georgspalast, abbreviated GOP, in Hanover is a traditional variety theatre that has existed since the beginning of the 20th century. It is centrally located in the city centre in a striking, five-storey stone building opposite the Hanover Opera House.

Wikipedia: GOP Varieté-Theater Hannover (DE)

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Kröpcke Clock

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The Kröpcke Clock in Hanover is one of the traditional meeting places in the city. As one of the landmarks of the capital of Lower Saxony, the clock now also serves as a showcase for changing art exhibitions and presentations. The Kröpcke is located as a "square-like extension" in the pedestrian zone in front of Café Kröpcke at the intersection of Georgstraße with Bahnhofstraße and Karmarschstraße as well as Rathenaustraße in the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Kröpcke-Uhr (DE)

75 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Kaufhaus Magis

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The Magis department store in Hanover is a listed fashion and textile department store from the 1950s. The department store is located on Kröpcke. Its address is Georgstraße 31/33, corner of Bahnhofstraße.

Wikipedia: Kaufhaus Magis (Hannover) (DE)

222 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Drachentöterhaus

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The Dragon Slayer House in Hanover is a commercial building built between 1900 and 1901 at Georgstraße 10 at the level of the Schiller Monument. The heritage-listed, richly decorated sandstone façade of the house is best known for the figure of Saint George as a dragon slayer, carved almost three-dimensionally by Werner Hantelmann above the Georgspassage.

Wikipedia: Drachentöterhaus (DE)

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Bogside 69

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The sculpture Bogside '69 in Hanover was created by the sculptor Hans-Jürgen Breuste on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Amnesty International in 1981.

Wikipedia: Bogside 69 (DE)

91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Schmiedestraße (Altstadt)

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Schmiedestraße (Altstadt) Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Schmiedestraße multi-storey car park is a multi-storey car park in the old town of Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located at Schmiedestraße 13 in the Hanover district of Mitte. The multi-storey car park with 564 parking spaces is the oldest multi-storey car park in Hanover and is a listed building: With its location on the corner of Corvinusweg, the multi-storey car park is located on the historic site of the original Leibnizhaus.

Wikipedia: Parkhaus Schmiedestraße (Hannover) (DE)

285 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Oldest residential building of Hanover

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Oldest residential building of Hanover Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The houses at Burgstraße 12 in Hanover's old town are the oldest surviving half-timbered houses in Hanover. The neighbouring houses in Burgstraße were destroyed in the air raids on Hanover in the Second World War, so that the houses today stand isolated between post-war buildings. The front building of the listed ensemble was probably designed in 1566 in the style of the pharmacy wing of the Old Town Hall by its master Hinrich Holste from Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: Burgstraße 12 (Hannover) (DE)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Ballhofbrunnen

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The Ballhofbrunnen in Hanover is a fountain system installed in the mid-1970s as art in public space on Ballhofplatz in Hanover's old town.

Wikipedia: Ballhofbrunnen (DE)

61 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Ballhof eins

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Ballhof eins

The Ballhof is a theatre on Ballhofplatz in the old town of Hanover, which belongs to the Lower Saxony State Theatre in Hanover.

Wikipedia: Ballhof (DE), Website

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Spittahaus

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The Spittahaus in Hanover is a half-timbered house originally built in the 17th century, in which the hymn poet Karl Johann Philipp Spitta later spent his youth. The location of today's listed semi-detached house, which is used as a theatre restaurant and for offices, is Burgstraße 23 and 23a at the corner of Ballhofplatz in Hanover's old town as part of the Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Spittahaus (Hannover) (DE)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Leibniz House

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Leibniz House

The Leibnizhaus was originally a Renaissance town house in Hanover, built in 1499, named after the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. He lived in the house from 1698 until his death in 1716. The building was destroyed in 1943 during the Second World War in an air raid on Hanover. Between 1981 and 1983, a reconstructed new building was erected elsewhere with the façade faithfully reconstructed.

Wikipedia: Leibnizhaus (Hannover) (DE)

2 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 15: Holzmarktbrunnen

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The Holzmarkt fountain in front of today's Leibnizhaus on the Holzmarkt in Hanover is a listed work by various artists.

Wikipedia: Holzmarktbrunnen (Hannover) (DE)

97 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Beginenturm

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The Beguinage Tower is a listed fortified tower on the Hoher Ufer in Hanover, Germany. The tower was first mentioned in 1357 as "De nye Torn" and was part of the city fortifications of Hanover. It was originally built in the Garden of the Beguines.

Wikipedia: Beginenturm (Hannover) (DE)

386 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Fürstenhof

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Fürstenhof Florian Hoffmann / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fürstenhof is a historic building in the Hanover district of Calenberger Neustadt. Today it houses offices of the Hanover Regional Church Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover.

Wikipedia: Fürstenhof (Hannover) (DE)

62 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche

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Neustädter Hof- und StadtkircheAxelHH; shifted by Rabanus Flavus / Copyrighted free use

The Evangelical Lutheran Neustadt Court and City Church of St. Johannis in the Hanover district of Calenberger Neustadt is the oldest example in Lower Saxony of the Protestant spatial ideal of a hall church. The church is the preaching church of the state superintendent for the district of Hanover. It is located on the Neustädter Markt, on the so-called Street of Tolerance.

Wikipedia: Neustädter Kirche (Hannover) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Kapelle Friederikenstift

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Kapelle Friederikenstift

The church of the Friederikenstift is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the Hanover district of Calenberger Neustadt. It is located in the old north wing of the Friederikenstift hospital at Humboldtstraße 5.

Wikipedia: Kirche des Friederikenstiftes (DE)

316 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Basilica St. Clemens

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Basilica St. Clemens Stebra / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Clement's Basilica is the main Roman Catholic church in the city of Hanover. It is dedicated to Saint Clement of Rome. It is part of the parish of St. Heinrich and belongs to the Diocese of Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: St. Clement's Basilica, Hanover (EN), Website, Website, Heritage Website

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Goethe Bridge

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Goethe Bridge

The Goethe Bridge in Hanover leads over the Leine in the course of Goethestraße.

Wikipedia: Goethebrücke (Hannover) (DE)

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Anzeiger-Hochhaus

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Anzeiger-Hochhaus Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Anzeiger high-rise in Hanover was built in 1927–1928 in the style of brick expressionism according to a design by Fritz Höger as the publishing house of the Hannoversche Anzeiger and was one of the first high-rise buildings in the German Reich. The 51-metre-high building with ten storeys is located in the Mitte district near Steintor-Platz and, with its characteristic roof dome, has a high recognition value in the capital of Lower Saxony.

Wikipedia: Anzeiger-Hochhaus (DE), Heritage Website

37 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 23: Goseriedebad

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Goseriedebad anonymous photographer / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Goseriedebad was an indoor swimming pool in Hanover, Germany, which opened in 1905 and closed in 1982 and is named after its location on the street Goseriede near Steintorplatz. After renovations in the 1980s and 1990s, the former indoor swimming pool is now used by the Kunstverein Kestnergesellschaft and the private radio station radio ffn.

Wikipedia: Goseriedebad (DE), Website

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: BUSSTOPS

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BUSSTOPS in Hanover is an art project with originally twelve half-open bus shelters for trams and city buses of the üstra. It was part of a project on art in public space between 1990 and 1994 and was created on the initiative of the Lower Saxony Foundation in cooperation with üstra and Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen. The design project was carried out by internationally renowned architects and designers. The task for the artists was to create art as an extraordinary part of an ordinary service.

Wikipedia: BUSSTOPS (DE)

588 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 25: Ernst-August-Denkmal

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The Ernst August Monument is an equestrian statue in honour of the sovereign of the former Kingdom of Hanover, King Ernst August. It was created in 1861 by Albert Wolff and erected on Ernst-August-Platz in front of Hanover's main railway station. The monument is one of the most important meeting places in Hanover, along with the Kröpcke clock, which is commonly referred to as "Unterm Schwanz".

Wikipedia: Ernst-August-Denkmal (DE), Website

229 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: HAZ-Brunnen

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The HAZ fountain in Hanover is a fountain in two parts donated by the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung on Ernst-August-Platz in front of the city's main train station.

Wikipedia: HAZ-Brunnen (DE)

485 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 27: Dr. Buhmann Schule

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The Dr. Buhmann Schule gGmbH in Hanover is a vocational school with the core competencies of business, management and languages. The educational institution for young people and adults offers basic training for young professionals as well as further training. The headquarters of the non-profit GmbH is Prinzenstraße 13 in Hanover-Mitte in a listed building. It was founded by Friedrich Buhmann in 1907.

Wikipedia: Dr. Buhmann Schule (DE), Website, Facebook, Youtube

1386 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 28: Burckhardtdenkmal

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The Eilenriede is a 640-hectare (1,600-acre) municipal forest in Hanover, Germany. It is the largest urban city forest in Germany, one of the largest in Europe, and is nearly twice the size of Central Park in New York. The biggest German urban park in the strict sense of the word, however, is the 375-hectare (930-acre) English Garden in Munich.

Wikipedia: Eilenriede (EN)

720 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 29: Hindenburgvilla

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The Hindenburgvilla is an upper-middle-class villa in Hanover, Bristoler Straße 6, in the Zoo district. It bears its name after the most famous former resident, Paul von Hindenburg. Despite considerable changes, the building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Hindenburgvilla (DE)


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