Hannover Region offers interesting trips for sightseeing
and adventures. At the seaside, in the hills or in lively,
charming towns - there is is a large variety of activities
for you. The following websites tell you about interesting
sights, activities and destinations for your tours of the
Hannover, formerly the
residence of a king and today the City of Trade Fairs will
be the venue of the first world EXPO 2000 in Germany in
the year 2000. During the time of the Expo from 1 June to
31 October 2000 the capital of Niedersachsen will welcome
20 million visitors from all over the world. The Royal
Gardens of Herrenhausen, interesting and historic sights,
as well as unique events, will make Hannover the
destination of tourists for the whole of the year 2000.
you walk out of Hannover Central Station towards Ernst
August Platz you are almost in the middle of Hannover's
city centre. The centre is rather large for a city of half
a million. It has grown over the centuries between the old
town down by the river, the Aegidientor in the west, the
Steintor in the east and the Central Station.
The bomb raids of the Second World War turned most of the
city center into a large heap of rubble. Hardly an old
building was spared. So most of the center was rebuilt in
the fashion of the fifties. The Bahnhofstraße, leading
from the Central Station into the heart of the city is a
"pedestrians only" shopping street on two
levels: one can also walk along the "Passerelle"
in the basement, built in the seventies. At the end of the
Bahnhofstraße you reach "Kröpcke", the most
central square in Hannover. It was named after a waiter
who worked in (and later owned) the Café, which is now
"Mövenpick". Here, next to the "Kröpcke
Uhr", the big green clock, is the place where
Hannoverians meet, if they dont' meet in front of the
station under the horse's tail (of the monument of King
Ernst August of Hannover).
At Kröpcke the Bahnhofstraße meets the Georgstraße, a
boulevard named after one of the Hanovrian Kings of
England. The Georgstraße opposite the opera house has
exclusive shops only on one side and a lot of room for
promenades. It is here like to meet on Sunday mornings in
summer for their traditional "Schorsenbummel".
The Georgstraße on the other side of Kröpcke is a pure
shopping area with big stores.
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