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Hanover Travel Guide

City Hall, Hanover (© dai fotografie -
City Hall, Hanover.


Hanover (also spelt Hannover) is the capital of Lower Saxony, and the former seat of the Electorate then Kingdom of Hanover.


Most of the historical centre was razed by Allied bombings in WWII and the number of sights is limited. Most prominent of all is the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus), which has an observation platform on top of its copper-domed tower.

The Herrenhaüser Gärten, laid for the Elector of Hanover, are among Europe's most distinguished baroque formal gardens.

Hanover hosted the Expo 2000, of which survive some original country pavilions.

Pavillon of Hope at Expo 2000 site, Hanover (photo by Manfred Röben - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.)
Pavillon of Hope at Expo 2000 site, Hanover.

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