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A city that's growing exponentially in popularity thanks to its part in the 2006 World Cup, the iconic Versailles-like gardens and its growing cultural scene, Hannover is a fantastic pick for a getaway with a difference. Discover the city's gems for yourself and book your cheap flights to Hannover today.

Discover Hannover

Discover Hannover

Hannover lies on the banks of the River Leine and is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony. Perhaps best known for its annual fairs that see it transformed into a buzzing trade hub, the city is now breaking free of its somewhat one-dimensional reputation and proving itself to be a locational heavy-hitter complete with a dynamic gastronomic, cultural and historical scene. Ideal for those who want to get away from Germany's well-trodden tourist trail and try something new, the city's expansive green spaces and beautiful buildings ensure plenty to see and do whatever your budget.

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Christmas in Hannover

Christmas in Hannover

The Christmas market in Hannover's picturesque Old Town make it the perfect European destination for a city break in the run-up to the festive season. Taking place from the 29 November to 22 December, lose yourself in the abundance of crafts from exquisite handmade decorations and wooden toys to glassblowers and potters. A location for artisans and foodies alike, the Christmas markets across Hannover host festive specialities from other European destinations, such as Scandinavia's version of mulled wine, glögi.

 

For those who want to delve into the creativity of the Christmas markets, head to the medieval Christmas village and get hands on with felting or metal forging, or simply wander around the medieval village and soak up the atmosphere indulging in traditional food and drinks like hot mead.

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Things to do in Hannover

Things to do in Hannover

Come winter or summer there's nowhere quite like the city's Herrenhäuser Gärten - stunning landscaped gardens that come alive with theatre in the summer and are atmospherically lit at night. Also worth a walk around is the city's biggest food market, Markthalle, where gourmet food stalls selling artisan produce are sure to entice vegetarians and carnivores alike. If you're after something a little more artsy then make sure you pay a visit to the Sprengel Museum for a fascinating display of modern, conceptual and abstract art including pieces by Picasso and Chagall. More of a sports fan? Time your journey to coincide with a Hannover 96 game at the city's football stadium and get carried away with the atmosphere and sheer passion of the crowd.

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