Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Hanover, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 10.7 km
Ascend 121 m
Descend 152 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: Quartier e.V.

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Quartier e.V.

The Kitchen Garden Pavilion in Hanover is a listed pavilion and former pleasure house from the time of the Electorate of Hanover. The building, built at the end of the 1740s, is one of the architectural treasures of the capital of Lower Saxony. Under the care of the Quartier e.V. association, the building on Lindener Berg is now used as a viewing and exhibition space, especially on the history of the former industrial city of Linden. A permanent exhibition also contains pieces from the fossil collection of the geologist and paleontologist Carl Struckmann.

Wikipedia: Küchengarten-Pavillon (DE), Url

271 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Lindener Mühle

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The Linden Windmill in Hanover, also known as the Linden Tower, is a listed former windmill on the Lindener Berg, which is built on top of a watchtower built in the Middle Ages. It is the oldest surviving building in Linden.

Wikipedia: Lindener Turm (DE)

335 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Egestorffdenkmal

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Egestorffdenkmal Axel Hindemith / Copyrighted free use

Since 1935, the Egestorff Monument in Hanover has commemorated Johann Egestorff, who created the basis for the industrialization of the former village of Linden and the city of Hanover with his companies. The monument stands in the Linden-Süd district, below the former eastern quarries of the Lindener Berg, west of the street Am Spielfelde, near the Linden stadium.

Wikipedia: Egestorffdenkmal (DE)

426 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Bunker am Deisterplatz

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Bunker am Deisterplatz

The bunker on Deisterplatz in Hanover is the only one of around 50 air-raid shelters built in Hanover during the Second World War that has been placed under monument protection. It was built in the early 1940s as a round bunker on the then border of Von-Alten-Park and within sight of Hanomag. Today it is located in the middle of the busy Deisterplatz roundabout in Linden.

Wikipedia: Bunker am Deisterplatz (DE)

495 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Von-Alten-Garten

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Von-Alten-Gartende:Benutzer:Axel Hindemith / Copyrighted free use

The Von-Alten-Garten is a 7.5-hectare public park in Hanover, Germany, located in the Linden-Mitte district. It is located at the foot of the Lindener Berg directly on the Westschnellweg.

Wikipedia: Von-Alten-Garten (DE)

516 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Nachtwächter Brunnen

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The Night Watchman Fountain in Hanover is a listed fountain system based on a model by the sculptor Hans Dammann in what is now the Hanover district of Linden-Mitte. The plant, donated by citizens of the formerly independent industrial town of Linden in 1896, is part of the original equipment of Linden's market square – "[...] since that year, a weekly market has been held here".

Wikipedia: Nachtwächter-Brunnen (Hannover) (DE)

521 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Altes Lindener Rathaus

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The Old Linden Town Hall is a town hall built in 1883–1884 in the former municipality of Linden near Hanover, which was built in connection with the rise from what was once the "most beautiful village in the Kingdom of Hanover" to the "largest village in Prussia" to an independent industrial city. The location of the listed brick building is Deisterstraße 19 at the corner of Ricklinger Straße in what is now Hanover's Linden-Mitte district.

Wikipedia: Altes Lindener Rathaus (Hannover) (DE)

580 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Erlöserkirche

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

The Church of the Redeemer is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Hanover, which until 1943 bore the name Zionskirche. It is located in the Linden-Süd district.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Hannover) (DE), Website

745 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 9: Mahnmal zur Erinnerung an jüdisches Leben in der Ohestraße

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The memorial to commemorate Jewish life in Ohestraße in Hanover was designed by students of the local vocational school center. It commemorates the crimes committed during the National Socialist era to destroy Jewish life in Hanover. The location of the memorial, which was erected on the site of the former "Jewish Education Center", is Ohestraße 8 near Waterlooplatz and the Ihme in the Calenberger Neustadt district.

Wikipedia: Mahnmal zur Erinnerung an jüdisches Leben in der Ohestraße (DE)

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Waterloo Column

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Waterloo Column

The Waterloo Column is a 46.31-metre-high Victory Column in the Hanover district of Calenberger Neustadt. It was built on Waterlooplatz between 1825 and 1832 according to a design by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves. It is crowned with a statue of Victoria, the goddess of victory, derived from Roman mythology. Its style is based on classical antiquity and is based on the Doric column order.

Wikipedia: Waterloosäule (DE)

500 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Reformed Church

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Reformed Church

The Reformed Church is a Protestant Reformed church in the Hanover district of Calenberger Neustadt. The congregation belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church.

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

339 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Flusswasserkunst

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The Flusswasserkunst in Hanover was a castle-like waterworks on the main arm of the Leine built in 1895 in the Neo-Renaissance style and demolished in 1963/64. The building rose at the level of the Friederikenbrücke across the Leineschloss. Since the founding of the Hannoversche Stadtbaukultur e.V. association in 2008, there have been plans to rebuild the important technical structure, especially since the urban development framework plan of Hannover City 2020 + provides for numerous changes around the former construction site.

Wikipedia: Flusswasserkunst (DE)

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Göttinger Sieben

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Göttinger Sieben

The monument to the Göttingen Seven in Hanover commemorates an important event in German constitutional history. It honours seven personalities from Lower Saxony's history of the 19th century, the so-called Göttingen Seven.

Wikipedia: Denkmal der Göttinger Sieben (Hannover) (DE)

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Schloßbrunnen

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The Schlossbrunnen in Hanover is located on Hannah-Arendt-Platz opposite the Leineschloss. It is the oldest surviving fountain in the city. The fountain, designed in the style of classicism, was only erected here in 1955 after several implementations.

Wikipedia: Schlossbrunnen (Hannover) (DE)

229 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Market Hall

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Market Hall

The Markthalle Hannover is a market hall in Hanover, which was put into operation in 1954 and is now popularly known as the belly of Hanover. The market hall is located opposite the Old Town Hall on the edge of the old town. The predecessor building, built here in 1892, was largely destroyed in the Second World War during the air raids on Hanover in 1943 and later demolished.

Wikipedia: Markthalle Hannover (DE), Website

139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Laves House

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Laves House

The architect, urban planner and civil engineer Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves (1788–1864) had the Laveshaus at Friedrichswall 5 in Hanover built as his own residence from 1822 to 1824 and lived in it until the end of his life. Laves had been active as court architect of the Kingdom of Hanover since 1814 and was a representative of classicism.

Wikipedia: Laveshaus (Hannover) (DE)

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: BUSSTOPS: Futuristisches grünes Luft-Boot

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BUSSTOPS: Futuristisches grünes Luft-Boot

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)

47 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Museum August Kestner

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The August Kestner Museum, previously Kestner-Museum, is a museum in Hanover, Germany. Founded in 1889, the museum was renamed in December 2007 to avoid confusion with the Kestnergesellschaft, a local art gallery.

Wikipedia: Museum August Kestner (EN), Website

300 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Maschpark

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Maschparkde:Benutzer:Axel Hindemith / Copyrighted free use

The Maschpark in Hanover's Mitte district is a 10-hectare park south of the old town. It was built around 1900 and was the first municipal park in Hanover. The complex has not changed its original form and is a testimony to German garden art at the end of the 19th century. In the north, the Maschpark is bordered by the Friedrichswall. Between Maschteich and Friedrichswall, the New Town Hall was completed in 1913.

Wikipedia: Maschpark (DE)

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Ehrenfriedhof am Maschsee-Nordufer

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Ehrenfriedhof am Maschsee-Nordufer

The cemetery on the bank of the Maschsee in Hanover is a cemetery-protected cemetery in honor of the 526 prisoners of war and concentration camp prisoners of various nationalities, including 154 citizens of the former Soviet Union, who murdered on April 6, 1945 by members of the Gestapo control center in Hanover were. While these war end crimes of the Nazis were to serve to cover up injustice and cruelty, the creation of the honor cemetery on the Arthurian bank on the north bank of the Maschsee was deliberately chosen a central inner-city location behind the new town hall.

Wikipedia: Ehrenfriedhof am Maschsee-Nordufer (DE)

278 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Sprengel Museum

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Sprengel Museum Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

Sprengel Museum is a museum of modern art in Hanover, Lower Saxony, holding one of the most significant collections of modern art in Germany. It is located in a building situated adjacent to the Masch Lake approximately 150 metres (490 ft) south of the state museum. The museum opened in 1979, and the building, designed by Peter and Ursula Trint and Dieter Quast, was extended in 1992.

Wikipedia: Sprengel Museum (EN), Website

650 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 22: Klaus-Bahlsen-Brunnen

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The Klaus Bahlsen Fountain is located on Trammplatz in front of the New Town Hall in Hanover. It was designed by Ludger Gerdes in 1996. It is a gift from the Rut and Klaus Bahlsen Foundation to the city.

Wikipedia: Klaus-Bahlsen-Brunnen (DE)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Wunder-Haus

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The Wunder-Haus is a residential and commercial building built in the 19th century at Friedrichswall 17 opposite the New Town Hall in Hanover. It is a listed building and is named after its builder, the photographer Karl Friedrich Wunder.

Wikipedia: Haus Wunder (DE)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: KUBUS Gallery

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The Städtische Galerie KUBUS is a gallery on Theodor-Lessing-Platz in Hanover, Germany.

Wikipedia: Städtische Galerie KUBUS (DE), Website

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 25: Spartan Stone

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The Seven Men Stone, also known as the Tombstone of the Seven Men or Spartan Stone, is a cross stone at the Aegidienkirche in Hanover, which depicts seven praying men. It is intended to remind us of the legend of "Hanover's Spartans", who are said to have been burned in 1480 during an attack on the Döhren tower together with the tower. The Siebenmännerstein used to be one of the seven landmarks of Hanover that every wandering craftsman had to know.

Wikipedia: Siebenmännerstein (DE)

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 26: Große Kugelform

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The Large Spherical Form by the sculptor Karl Hartung in Hanover is considered one of the first abstract sculptures in Germany to be erected as art in public space in the course of reconstruction. The sculpture was dedicated to divided Germany in agreement with the artist and stands as a symbol of the desire for reunification at the time. The location of the 189 cm high sculpture made of shell limestone is today on the corner of Friedrichswall and Georgswall near Aegidientorplatz.

Wikipedia: Große Kugelform (DE)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 27: Deutsche Bundesbank

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Deutsche Bundesbank Christian A. Schröder (ChristianSchd) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Bundesbank's Hanover branch at Georgsplatz 5 is a branch of the Deutsche Bundesbank in the capital of Lower Saxony. In particular, the listed part of the former Reichsbank in Hanover, built at the end of the 19th century, now dominates the west side of Georgsplatz.

Wikipedia: Bundesbank-Filiale Hannover (DE)

580 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 28: Gartenkirche St. Marien

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The Garden Church of St. Mary is the church of the Evangelical Lutheran Garden Church congregation in the Warmbüchenviertel in the Hanover district of Mitte. It is located in Marienstraße in the middle of the garden cemetery with classicist grave monuments from the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Gartenkirche St. Marien (DE), Website, Facebook, Heritage Website

38 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 29: Gartenfriedhof

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The Garden Cemetery is a cemetery in Hanover, Germany. It was created in 1741 and is located by the Garden Church built in 1749. The cemetery and the church are both named after the garden parish outside the former parish city walls in front of Aegidien Gate. The cemetery, which contains a number of classicising grave markers from the first half of the nineteenth century, was closed in 1864 with the establishment of the Stadtfriedhof Engesohde. Today it forms a park in the middle of inner city Hanover. The graves of Charlotte Buff, the astronomer Caroline Herschel and the painter Johann Heinrich Ramberg are located here. The Gartenfriedhof lies on Marienstraße between Warmbüchenstraße and Arnswaldtstraße.

Wikipedia: Gartenfriedhof (EN)

1873 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 30: Kurt-Schumacher-Kaserne

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The Kurt Schumacher Barracks in Hanover is a barracks of the Bundeswehr and was the headquarters of the 1st Panzer Division until 2015. It is named after the former SPD party chairman Kurt Schumacher and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kurt-Schumacher-Kaserne (DE)


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