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FAQ Hannover

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions on Hannover.

Is Hannover a city?
Yes, Hannover is one of Germany’s cities.

What is the population of Hannover?
The City of Hannover has a population of 532,163 (as of 2016).

What is the population of the Hannover region?
The Hannover region has a population of 1.149 million (2016).

How large is the city of Hannover area?
The city of Hannover comprises an overall area of 204.15 square kilometres (as of 1 January 2019).

Which large companies have their headquarters in the city of Hannover or the Hannover region?
Continental, VW, TUI and Bahlsen have their headquarters in the city and region of Hannover. You can find an overview with more companies here.

What universities are in Hannover?
The most well-known universities are the Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover University for Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover Medical School, University of Veterinary Medicine Foundation Hannover and the University of Music, Drama and Media. You can find an overview of further universities here.

Why is Hannover an important transport hub?
The main road links intersect here with the A2 and A7 motorways. The rail network provides a direct connection to all of Germany’s main cities. Coaches for all main long-distance coach routes and tour operators stop at the central bus station in Hannover (ZOB). All major European destinations can be reached directly from Hannover Airport. The Mittelland Canal connects Hannover to the continent’s biggest sea and inland ports. You can find an overview here.

What well-known attractions can be found in Hannover?
Significant attractions are the New Town Hall, the Old Town, the Adventure Zoo, the Herrenhausen Gardens, Lake Maschsee and the municipal forest of Eilenriede. You can find an overview here.

What major events are held in Hannover?
Some of the large-scale events held here are the Maschsee Festival, the Marksmen Festival, the International Fireworks Competition and the Christmas market. You can find an overview of further events here.

What top-class museums are there in Hannover?
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kestner Gesellschaft, August Kestner Museum, Kunstverein (Art Association) Hannover, Historisches Museum, Herrenhausen Palace Museum, State Museum Hannover, Wilhelm Busch Museum. You can find an overview of all the museums here.

Where can I find hotels and accommodation in Hannover?
You can book hotels & accommodation in Hannover here.

Where can I find information on particular districts within Hannover?
You can find tips and information on life in the districts of Hannover here.

What excursions are within easy reach of Hannover?
Steinhuder Meer (Lake Steinhude), the Deister Hills or Marienburg Castle make for lovely days out and are easy to reach. You can find an overview with further tips on the Hannover region here.