Highlights in the Hannover Region
All around the state capital you will find lakes, hills and forests, heathland and bog landscapes, idyllic half-timbered farms and small, family-friendly towns. Here you can make your holiday exciting and relaxing by turns depending on how you feel on the day.
Idyll in the rural area...
Everywhere in Hannover’s hinterland, active holidaymakers will find abundant opportunities for sport and recreational activities in the great outdoors. With its maritime flair, Lake Steinhude is a great place for pedalo and rowing enthusiasts, or for swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The Deister, the range of hills ‘in Hannover’s back garden’ (some 30 kilometres south-west of the city), are ideal for hiking and biking. Many scenic golf courses around Hannover are an invitation to golfers to work on their handicap.
...only a stone’s throw from big-city delights
During the day, you can sail on idyllic Lake Steinhude or ride through picturesque heathland scenery on the back of a horse; in the evening, enjoy big-city delights at the opera, a concert or a variety show: as a holiday destination, the Hannover region has particularly appealing contrasts to offer.
As travel distances are short and there is an excellent public-transport system, those holidaying in the surrounding region can be in the state capital of Hannover in a jiffy, where museums and theatres, restaurants and bars – not to mention numerous shopping facilities – provide plenty of different fun things to do.
With a surface area of 32 sq. km. in the north-west of Germany Lake Steinhude (Steinhuder Meer) is the biggest stretch of inland water, a...
Like something out of a fairy-tale Marienburg Castle is perched on a hilltop near the town of Pattensen.
Only 20 km away from the state capital of Hannover, the range of hills in the city’s back garden, the Deister, invites local inhabitants...
Gardens and Parks
At Springe Bison Reserve (Wisentgehege), south of Hannover, 100 different species of wild animal can be observed.
Introduction - Hannover Region
Tips for trips in the Region of Hannover
Hannover Region, which by the way also includes the City of Hannover itself, offers a large number of exciting destinations for excursion...
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the 9+1 Historic Cities in Niedersachsen
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Geocaching in the Hannover Region
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