Hanover is the capital of Lower Saxony and the third largest city in northern Germany after Hamburg and Bremen. Directly from the train station you can discover the new old town with the Market Church (Marktkirche), the Kröpke market square and the 14th century church Kreuzkirche. A short walk away are the New City Hall with the viewing platform in the dome, the renowned Sprengel Museum and the recreational area around the Maschsee lake. The famous Mansions gardens, with its 19th-century grotto and artworks by Niki de Saint Phalle, lie a little outside and also worth a visit.
Hanover is often considered the average of all German cities. A sovereign and solid city, but one that doesn't particularly stand out. But if you think that, you are very much mistaken. Because Hanover has numerous hot spots, trendy places, a lot of culture and beautiful nature to show in addition to an attractive city center. Hanover is also called the greenest city in Germany.
Besides, Lower Saxony's capital is an extremely culinary city, where you can find every kind of restaurant. Of course, Hanover can't be compared to Munich or Hamburg, but that wouldn't be fair either. The big advantage of Lower Saxony's capital is that you can easily reach the most important sights of Hanover in a weekend, which makes Hanover one of the most attractive cities for a weekend trip.
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