Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Hanover, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 9.6 km
Ascend 113 m
Descend 116 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: 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)

1120 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: Mahnmal Gerichtsgefängnis Hannover

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Mahnmal Gerichtsgefängnis Hannover

The Hanover Court Prison Memorial is a memorial in Hanover, which is located behind the main train station and the Raschplatz on the Lister Meile in front of the entrance to the pavilion. It is reminiscent of the court prison that used to be located here, which was built in 1865–75 as the Royal Cell Prison Hanover. The most diverse victims and groups of victims of the National Socialists suffered in it. It is also the first municipal memorial in the Federal Republic of Germany that explicitly commemorates the persecution of homosexual men during the Nazi era.

Wikipedia: Mahnmal Gerichtsgefängnis Hannover (DE)

496 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: 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 4: 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)

336 meters / 4 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)

35 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Friedrich Schiller

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The Schiller Monument in Hanover stands in the pedestrian zone of Georgstraße at the junction of Schillerstraße in the Mitte district. The statue honors the poet Friedrich Schiller and is a listed building. Its history goes back to the Kingdom of Hanover.

Wikipedia: Schillerdenkmal (Hannover) (DE)

268 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Gänseliesel-Brunnen

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The Gänseliesel Fountain in Hanover was created in 1897 or 1898 by Carl Dopmeyer and is located on the northeastern edge of Steintorplatz.

Wikipedia: Gänseliesel-Brunnen (Hannover) (DE)

77 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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 12: 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

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Saint Nicholas' Chapel

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Saint Nicholas' Chapel Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

St. Nicholas' Chapel is an architectural heritage monument and the oldest building in Hanover, Germany. First built as a chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas between 1250 and 1284 and a choir dating to 1325, it was damaged severely during the aerial bombings of Hanover during World War II. In 1953 the then approximately 700-year-old chapel was largely torn down to make way for a road as part of a larger post-war city-wide strategy to accommodate cars, with the currently 699-year-old choir left standing as a monument.

Wikipedia: St. Nicholas' Chapel, Hanover (EN)

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Hölty-Denkmal

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The Hölty monument in Hanover was created at the beginning of the 20th century by the architect Otto Lüer and the sculptor Karl Gundelach. The monument was erected in place of a grave of the "spring poet" in the Old St. Nikolai Cemetery, which was no longer to be found at the time of the Electorate of Hanover, and has been changed several times over the course of time.

Wikipedia: Hölty-Denkmal (Hannover) (DE)

484 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: Neustädter Friedhof

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Neustädter Friedhof

The Neustadt Cemetery in Hanover, operated from 1646 to 1876, is a listed public park on Königsworther Platz with some important grave monuments.

Wikipedia: Neustädter Friedhof (Hannover) (DE)

225 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Villa Simon

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Villa Simon

The Villa Simon is a building located in Hanover on Königsworther Platz in the district of Calenberger Neustadt. It was built in 1858–1860 as the residence of Eduard Simon, a lawyer of Jewish origin. Jewish families were forcibly admitted to the neo-Renaissance style villa during the Second World War. The building survived the air raids on Hanover during the war undamaged. Today, institutions of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover are housed here.

Wikipedia: Villa Simon (DE)

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Königsworther Brücke

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The Königsworther Bridge in Hanover is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the city. Its four magnificent candelabras were created by the sculptor Carl Dopmeyer. The listed segmental arch bridge crosses the Leine in Calenberger Neustadt in the course of Königsworther Straße.

Wikipedia: Königsworther Brücke (DE)

757 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

214 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Martin Neuffer Bridge

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The Martin-Neuffer-Brücke, until 2010 Marstallbrücke, in Hanover leads from the high bank of the old town to the opposite bank of the Leibnizufer. The current bridge, which is a listed building, was built in 1736/37 according to a design by Johann Paul Heumann and was named in December 2010 after the former Hanoverian mayor Martin Neuffer.

Wikipedia: Martin-Neuffer-Brücke (DE)

255 meters / 3 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

316 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 21: 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)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: 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

62 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: 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)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 24: Neustädter-Markt-Brunnen

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The Neustädter Markt fountain in Hanover was created in 1973/74 by Max Sauk. The facility, also known as the "Table Fountain", in the centre of the Neustadt market was privately initiated and donated. It is located in front of the entrance to the Neustadt church.

Wikipedia: Neustädter-Markt-Brunnen (DE)

1349 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 25: Villa Stephanus (1870)

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Villa Stephanus (1870)

The Villa Stephanus is a villa built around 1865–70 for the brickworks owner Hermann Stephanus in the later Hanover district of Linden-Mitte, Davenstedter Straße 4. It dates from the time before the founding of the Linden market, which has been held here since 1896, and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Villa Stephanus (1870) (DE)

269 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: Villa Stephanus (1900)

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Villa Stephanus is a listed villa in Gartenallee in Hanover-Linden. It was built in 1900/1901 for the brickworks owner Richard Stephanus and is adjacent to the older Villa Stephanus of Hermann Stephanus at the rear.

Wikipedia: Villa Stephanus (1900) (DE)

275 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: TAK Theater am Küchengarten

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The TAK, also known as Theater am Küchengarten, in Hanover in the Linden-Mitte district, is a small cabaret stage with 130 seats. It presents satire, cabaret, chansons and upscale nonsense at about 170 performances per season. The TAK is the only professionally operated facility of its kind in Lower Saxony.

Wikipedia: TAK (Kabarettbühne) (DE), Website

833 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 28: Pferdekutschenbrunnen

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The horse-drawn carriage fountain in Hanover is a fountain on the corner of Limmerstraße and Kötnerholzweg in the Linden-Nord district. The sculptor Max Sauk created the fountain ensemble in 1978/79.

Wikipedia: Pferdekutschenbrunnen (DE)

458 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 29: Bethlehemkirche

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The Bethlehem Church in the Hanover district of Linden-Nord is a listed church building in the style of a basilica. The neo-Romanesque sacred building, inaugurated in 1906, is seen as a masterpiece of historicism and a building of national importance from a monument preservation point of view. The church belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem parish.

Wikipedia: Bethlehemkirche (Hannover) (DE), Website, Heritage Website


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