Hanover: where and what to see of attractions?
Hannover is the administrative center of Lower Saxony and very important industrial and cultural center of the whole of Germany. The city's rapidly developing chemical and metal processing industry, pharmacology and medicine, food industry.
In addition, in Hanover regularly hosts numerous exhibitions, congresses, festivals and fairs. Residents celebrate all national holidays, observing tradition. Also, special attention of the guests of Hanover deserve as its historic attractions and many modern facilities.
Hannover on the world map
This is a very popular place among tourists all over the world. In Hanover one can fully experience German flavor and to feel the history of a foreign state.
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The history of
Research archaeologists confirmed that the area of modern Hanover was inhabited long before our era. The first Chronicles information about the city refer to the beginning of the twelfth century, when Duke Henry the Lion, began construction of the castle Lauenrode on the banks of the river Leine. Apparently so, the city was given this name, which in German means "high Bank".
In the future, Henry the lion, strongly contributed to the development and strengthening of the city, so did his followers.
The historical legacy Hanover are filled with not only happy, but also tragic moments, the main of which are the following:
- During the Thirty years war from 1618 to 1648 he was only destroyed, plundered and came in a decadent state, but also lost more than a third of its inhabitants because of the plague.
- During the Seven years war from 1756 by 1763 the city came under the occupation of the French, which lasted about ten years. It ended in 1813 after the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig. In the future, the Hanover was annexed to Prussia as a province, the capital of which he became in 1866.
- World War II caused considerable damage Hanover, more than half of the buildings had been destroyed, including historic buildings. It was therefore decided to begin their recovery in the first place. Also actively carried out greening of the city. Now it is surrounded by a large number of luscious vegetation, which is planted with a cozy and shady squares and parkland.
Where and what is the climate?
The location of Hanover country Germany, the southern part of the North German lowlands, namely the place where the Lüneburg Heath and mountain ranges of the Weserbergland. In the Western and Eastern part of the role of frontiers perform on the river Leine and the Weser with a magnificent trout and carp.
Hanover is surrounded by peat bogs and a variety of forests of firs, pines, oaks, hornbeams, Araucania, Tisa. In them you can find hares, squirrels, foxes and various rodents.
In Hanover oceanic climate. Is characterized by moderate temperatures and summer - 22 degrees, and in winter around 0, sometimes with frosts.
Most tourists agree that it would be better to come in the period from may to September. This time is characterized by a rather warm, comfortable weather without heavy rains that give us the ability to carry out all planned cultural and entertainment program.
In Hanover there are no resortsas such. Tourists and visitors come here to explore the historical legacy of Germany, and relax on the rivers and lakes, gorgeous parks, cozy restaurants and to visit interesting exhibitions, festivals and concerts.
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The Castle Marienburg. Is one of the most beautiful in Germany. It was built in 1855 by king George V as a gift to his wife. Today it is available for public access. Entering the building, you canadmire the elegant furniture, beautifully laid tables, portraits of members of the Royal family and the magnificent library.
Perhaps the most interesting and controversial facility located here is a restaurant, which is placed in the former stables. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful garden, which conducted thorough care.
The castle chapel runs a shop where you can purchase books and Souvenirs.
- Opera house. The construction of the Opera house took seven years and was completed in 1852. It is designed in the classical style and consists of a facade and two wings, the decoration of which are sculptures depicting famous composers and poets. Visiting the theater can not only see the performance of classical Opera, but also to listen to chamber Symphony music, see a ballet or a children's show.
- Tower Beginnen. Built in the mid-fourteenth century, throughout its existence, changed its purpose.
In the sixteenth century tower Beginen was a prison from the seventeenth became a warehouse for weapons and eighteenth storage for peat.
World war II has not caused any damage to the building, and after its completion, the tower was turned into an art Studio. Further, it operated a restaurant, after closing, the building was moved to the city's historical Museum.
Market Church (Marktkirche). Is the main Lutheran Church of Hanover and the largest network in Lower Saxony. Its height of the tower from the Western side, reaches nearly a hundred meters and acts as a symbol of power and wealth of city residents.
It was built in the fourteenth century and designed in the North German Gothic style. In 1943 in the process of aviation bombing of the building was destroyed. When carrying out the reconstruction works were fully restored to their original Church.
The Church Of Sant'egidio.
Is among the oldest in Hanover and was built in the mid-fourteenth century. At that time it was the main temple of the city, who revered and respected the locals, and they regularly repaired and adorned it.
In the eighteenth century was added to the Church tower, and in the nineteenth has updated the interior.
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The second world war almost completely destroyed the Church of St. Giles, and local government decided not to restore it, and make it a monument to the victims of war.
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- Sprengel Museum. Is a treasure trove of modern art. It contains a huge amount of artwork of the Dadaists, the expressionists and Surrealists, among whom are Kurt Schwieters, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich and many others. In addition to the famous paintings, famous sculptures, graphics and photographs. The building is a bookshop and a library.
Museum August Kestner. This Museum can be called a collection of antiquities, which was once collected by its founder, August Kestner. Its exposition consists of ancient papyri, arrows, amulets, mummies, bas-reliefs, sculptures and other instances, the most important of which, according to the head of the ruler Akhenaten, Dating back about three thousand years.
Here you can also see the ancient Greek, Roman and middle Eastern artifacts, for example, with ancient coins and Etruscan vases.
- Museum of lower Saxony.
The building of the Museum is located in the Central part of the city and consists of four very interesting departments, which contains a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, archaeological and ethnographic finds. Also at the Museum there is a vivarium, which contains and bred rare species of fish, various reptiles and insects in the environment close to the natural conditions of their habitat.
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Natural attractions in Hanover appreciated along with the historical objects and are no less popular among tourists.
Royal gardens of Herrenhausen. Consist of several parts. A large garden is fifty acres of land, which in a certain geometric order are lawns, sidewalks, hedges and statues. In the centre of the garden is the castle of Herrenhausen, which had been bombed duringThe second world war and in subsequent years was razed to the ground. But the reconstruction allowed to restore its original appearance.
The design of gardens Georgengarten and Welfengarten made in the English style. They are very popular as vacation spots.
- Serengeti Park.
Near Hanover is the famous Safari Park, the Serengeti where you can meet giraffes, elephants, Buffalo, rhinos, zebras, African lions, leopards, Bengal tigers. What only animals not found here?! For security purposes, the movement here is only allowed on vehicles.
Garden Biergarten is a compound of tropical garden plants and gardens of cacti and orchids. In addition to exotic plants, you can admire the beautiful butterflies gracefully flying around.
What else to see?
In addition to viewing local attractions in Hannover there are a lot of places that will leave in memory only the good memories.
Tourists with children can visit the Hanover zoo, which was founded in 1865 and which now contains over three thousand different animals. It consists of several parts:
- Sanctuary gorilla;
- Bay Yukon;
- The Australian Outback;
- Farm Meyer.
Even children will be very interesting to visit the Serengeti and to look from distance of an outstretched hand to the wild animals.
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Hanover is a city perfect for relaxation and entertainment. In addition to the various excursions, you can visit night clubs with popular DJs, dance floors, colorful, stylish bars and cosy rooms.
Gourmets are recommended to visit local restaurants serving traditional German dishes that can be simultaneously called and simple and at the same time refined, due to the nature of the preparation.
The most popular dishes include the brain sausage, pork sausages, beef sausages, cabbage stew, mushroom soup with artichoke, various puddings, cakes with fruit and of course the famous German beer.
Hannover have always been able to have fun. And today a favorite pastime of local residents remain fireworks, famous all over the world. In parks and squares are often organized grandiose fiery representation of extraordinary beauty.