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 on Flybe today.
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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.
Offering much more than just beer and bratwurst, Hannover has a thriving foodie scene that’s going from strength to strength. Tuck into traditional fare at Broyhan Haus whilst watching the world go by, or head to Basil – a mouth-watering eatery based in the northern part of the city that offers exotic fusion dining under expertly lit vaulted ceilings. Just like its gastronomic scene, the nightlife in Hannover is vibrant and varied. Endless pubs fuelling the country’s reputation for stand-out beer pepper the streets, with plenty of cosmopolitan bars for those who don’t share the German’s passion for beer. Dancing the night away is easily done, especially in the city centre where there’s no shortage of pulsating super-clubs and underground venues offering more eclectic sounds.
Hannover is arguably one of the best shopping destinations in Germany thanks to its high concentration of shopping malls and big name brand stores. Head to The Ernst-August-Galerie for sheer variety where you’ll find over 150 stores and restaurants housed under one roof, or Kröpcke Passage for a quick spree in the heart of the city centre. Haute-couture and glittering jewellery emporiums are best sought out at Georgstrasse – an exclusive boulevard where there’s no shortage of high-end fashion to gaze longingly at. If you visit over the weekend make sure to set your alarm early on Saturday and hit the famed flea market that lies along the banks of the river Leine for vintage treasures and unique trinkets you won’t find on the high-street.
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.
Located in Langenhagen, 11km north of the city centre, Hannover Airport is open 24 hours a day for flights to and from the city.
IATA code: HAJ
Name: Hannover-Langenhagen Airport
Address: Flughafenstraße 4, 30855 Langenhagen, Germany
Telephone: +49 511 9770
There are plenty of long and short stay car parking areas near the airport, not to mention a valet service available for an additional fee.
Head to Terminal C in the airport and you can travel using the S-bahn train or the number 470 bus.
Taxis can be found at the arrivals buildings exit and a taxi to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes.
Head to the arrivals level between Terminals A and B and you’ll find the Car Hire Centre which boasts an extensive range of hire car services at competitive prices.