From groundbreaking architecture and infrastructure to attractive local recreation areas in the region - the capital of Lower Saxony with its 538,000 inhabitants (as of the end of 2018) is characterised by charming contrasts.
In the UNESCO City of Music, more than 60 different stages and museums with top-class productions, concerts and exhibitions ensure cultural experiences of the highest standard. The Hanover State Theatre with its opera and drama departments, for example, or exhibition houses such as the Sprengel Museum Hanover and the Kestnergesellschaft enjoy international renown.
In the city centre, two of the most popular shopping streets in Germany, Georgstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse, invite you to go shopping. Diverse shopping arcades, the Ernst-August-Galerie as well as individual boutiques in the picturesque Old Town, on the popular district shopping mile Lister Meile or in the lively Linden round off the offer.
Numerous street cafés and rustic pubs also offer the opportunity to end the shopping marathon in a relaxed manner.
Hanover is located in the valley of the river Leine at the transition from the Lower Saxony Highlands to the North German Plain.