Hanover is primarily an important commercial hub in Germany due to its location on the Leine. In addition, it is also known for the many festivals such as Oktoberfest Hannover and Hannover Schützenfest.
Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (HAJ) is an airport located in the north of the city, about 11 kilometers from the center. The airport is connected to the central station and other cities such as Hamelin and Paderborn.
Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany and has its home base in Frankfurt and Munich. Today it flies to around 18 domestic and 197 international destinations in Europe, Africa, America and Asia. It is a member of Star Alliance and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. In addition, it also has several subsidiary companies.
One of the largest airlines in Hanover is Turkish Airlines. It has its base in Istanbul and flies to more than 296 destinations in 119 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, making it the third largest airline in the world. It is in the Star Alliance alliance and has a good reputation after having won multiple prizes including "Europe’s best airline."
KLM flies several times a day from Amsterdam to Hanover. The flight has a travel time of 1 hour. From London it is mainly British Airways that operates direct flights. These will take you from the English capital to Hanover in 1 hour and 35 minutes.
The picturesque market place in the heart of historic Altstadt is where you will find the most important buildings of the city. The 15th century Gothic town hall is a real eye-catcher. You will find a number of small shops and galleries. The church on the market square also attracts a lot of tourists.
The impressive Opera House is not only a gem in itself, but you can also attend numerous performances during the September-June period, such as ballet or opera.
This artificial lake is located in the heart of the city and offers opportunities for numerous activities including sailing, swimming or even sunbathing. The trails around it are ideal for a summer afternoon walk or a picnic. If you are in Hanover during the summer months, then attend the Maschsee festival where music and fireworks are central.
This chain of gardens dates back to the period that Hanover was a city of kings and is the pride of the city. Be sure to visit the Great Garden, a garden in the typical French baroque style. The gardens are located near a palace and are often the setting for music performances during the summer months.
Sustainable travel is increasingly becoming a requirement for travelers. That is not always easy when you choose a flying holiday, but the way you travel locally is also very important. In recent years, Hanover has invested heavily in the sustainability of the city and that is also noticeable in the field of tourism. With the HanoverCard you can make unlimited use of public transport.