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// MAY 2018
City Break

In general (Smile & Say Hello, Keep in touch, Don’t be afraid, Eat local food, Take many photos)

 

Money

For all the Euro zone citizens things are quite simple, since the single currency is the euro (€). So you can simply use your debit card for the ATM and your credit card for any use. Citizens of other countries, that don’t belong in the Euro zone may find the relevant information as far as currency converting 

 

Transports

Hannover’s airport (Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen) is situated 11 km northern of the city and for your transport to the city of Hannover you may use the rail network (S-Bahn). In the city you can use for your transports the U-bahn, which is something like our own tram, or the buses and bicycles, or simply walk on foot around all the sightseeing which is to be found within short distances. Public transports are very well organized and usually there are no delays to buses either.

 

Sights

Hannover is a beautiful European city with excellent sightseeing, monuments, museums, wonderful pedestrian zones, great markets, while at the same time is considered as the “greenest” city of Europe, not only because of its magnificent park/forest, the Eilenriede  (situated in the heart of the city and realy worth visiting, since it one of the largest of its kind in Europe), but also because of the highly developed ecologic consciousness of its citizens. Do not miss visits to the amazing Opera House, to the exceptional New Town Hall, to the Old Town with its medieval churches Marktkirche and Kreuz Church, to the magnificent Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen and Berggarten , to the lovely Lake Maschsee  and also to the famous Zoo of Hannover ,which is considered as one of the best in the whole world and has received many prizes globally.

It is worth visiting one of its many museums too, like: Kestner-Museum, KUBUS, Sprengel Museum and Wilhelm Busch Museum.

For your entertainment there are many restaurants, cafés, beer taverns, night clubs, cabarets and also many remarkable theatre shows. Keep in mind that the Octoberfest of Hannover is the second biggest in the world, while at the same time also very special and unique are the: Lake Maschsee Festival, and also the Schützenfest (Festival of the Marksmen) with its amazing parade of marksmen, which offers great entertainment for kids and adults and is one of the most popular events in Germany.

 

Food

In Hannover you can enjoy excellent dishes of Lower Saxony, in which predominant is the pork, cooked in many different ways. Other gastronomic pleasures are the rich soups, the great variety of sausages and also the famous German bread and the delicious sweets, which you may have with a nice cup of coffee or tea at one of the many lovely cafés of the city. Of course, do not miss to try as many local beers as you can!  On the other hand, if you wish to have a taste of Ethnic Cuisine, in Hannover you will discover almost everything, while in the small restaurants situated at the Central Rail Station you will find great dishes with exotic flavors from Far East in really good prices.

 

Μentality

The inhabitants of Hannover love very much their city and have very developed the ecologic consciousness. In general they are very polite, respect very much the privacy of the others, while at the same time you can tell that respecting animals, elderly people and persons with special needs is part of their culture. The attitude that we noticed shows clearly a very particular educated behavior, which, probably, is foreign to the peoples of South Europe and can be often wrongly translated as stubbornness. But, regardless of the stereotypes that seem to follow the Germans globally, we realized clearly, through the history of their city, that they are indeed very efficient when it comes to their professions, much dedicated to their aims and also very resilient.  At the same time they are gifted with plenty of courage and endurance and they have the unique quality to start all over again from zero point and to create economic miracles.

Country: Germany
Date: 2018
Route: Germany-Hannover
Cities: Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony
Duration: 6
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Population: 532.163
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Country: Germany
Date: 2018
Route: Germany-Hannover
Cities: Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony
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Population: 532.163
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Country: Germany
Date: 2018
Route: Germany-Hannover
Cities: Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony, Hannover Lower Saxony
Duration: 6 days
Difficulty:
Population: 532.163
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