Hanover Germany And Its Expo, CeBIT, Churches, etc...

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Hanover Germany, capital of the Federal State Lower Saxony, has a population of approx. 520,000 inhabitants and was founded in medieval times on the bank of the Leine river.

It was a small village of ferrymen and fishermen, which became a comparatively large town in the 13th century.

In the 14th century, the main churches of Hanover Germany were built, as well as a city wall with three town gates that should secure the city.

In 1636, Duke of Calenberg decided to move his residence to Hanover. His duchy was afterwards known as the Duchy of Hanover. His descendants w...[read more historical facts of Hanover Germany...]

Marktkirche (Market Church)

Marktkirche (Market Church) — Hanover Germany [Photo: Pschemp]
Market Church

The prot. luth. Marktkirche (Market Church) St. Georgii et Jacobi is the oldest of three parish churches in the old part of town in Hanover Germany. It was first mentioned in 1238.

Widely unchanged remains the after north Germans brick gothic originates building. With its 97 meters high, salient tower, the market church belongs to the landmarks of Hanover. The portal with scenes from the saddest chapter of German history was designed by Gerhard Marcks.

The Market Church is located right at Old City Hall.

Anzeigerhochhaus (Announcer High Rise)

Anzeigerhochhaus — Hanover Germany [Photo: Tim Schredder]

The Anzeigerhochhaus (Announcer High Rise) was built in 1928 after a draw of architect Fritz Höger with Bockhorn clinkers. It was therefore the first high rise of Germany and became a landmark of Hanover Germany.

The German magazine Der Spiegel had been published here in this house the first time. The building builds itself up from a 10-storeyed, by a dome locked tower and two flanking cubic solidiums. The publishing house enjoyed large popularity in the 20's.

Still today it excites attention. Thus, for example, the artist Yvonne Goulbier arranged for the EXPO 2000 a complex light projection at the formerly as planetarium used dome.

Special Tip!Hanover has also a Welcome Card, which is called HannoverCard. Arranged by Hannover Tourism Association, the card entitles you to FREE travel for one or three days on all buses and trams within the Hannover transport region and on the new rapid transit link to the airport! Cost vary from 8 EUR (1-day & 1 person) to 25 EUR (3-days & up to 5 persons). You'll get the HannoverCard at the airport in arrival hall B, Hannover Tourismus Service at main station as well as in many hotels.

Hanover? I just say, FIFA World Cup 2006™, CeBIT, EXPO 2000, international fairs, to name just a few extraordinary exhebitions that took and take place in this modern German city. Let's just go ahead and stroll though it (using the Hanover City Tour navigation here below, on top, or on left hand side)...

Special Tip!Looking for something "after sightseeing" in Hanover Germany? Go to old town and you're going to find earthy taverns, lokated near Old City Hall. Or from Hauptbahnhof (main station), just stroll right into downtown (recognizable by the two-storeyed way!). Once there, you'll see some nice cafés as well.


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Map of Germany Showing Hanover's Position [Image: opengeodb.de]

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