"Small is Beautiful" is the motto in Hannover’s historic Old Town.
Shopping in the area around the Market Church is a particular pleasure. The historic centre (Altstadt) of Hannover with its picturesque half-timbered houses has a very special atmosphere that quickly captivates tourists. Bistros and pubs, elegant boutiques, art galleries, antique dealers and little specialist shops give the idyllic streets of timber-framed buildings their own unmistakable charm.
Hannover's historic Old Town or Altstadt is small but has a lot to offer. Visitors will find a variety of specialist shops in the half-timbered buildings. Whether you are looking for shoes, elegant or trendy clothes, jewellery, literature or services – a walk through the oldest quarter of the city is always worth while. And there is also an amazing diversity of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants to tempt you.