Last Thursday we left for a few days in Germany to discover the beautiful Hanover. We hadn’t been here before and that’s a shame! This German city has a lot to offer. You can read all about it here!
Road trip to Germany
Our city trip started with a nice road trip. We chose to drive to Hanover as this would only take a maximum of five hours and give a car the freedom to stop in beautiful locations along the way. The weekend away was like a little road trip. We drove through Belgium to the Netherlands and via the Netherlands to Germany. We found this to be a pleasant way to travel and it gave us an instant holiday feeling. Maybe this is fun for you too? Holidays don’t always have to be far away!
Technology fair CEBIT
The first day of our city trip in Hanover, was meant to get acquainted with the International Technology Fair Cebit. Cebit is Europe’s Business Festival for Innavation and Digitization. It is a huge trade fair where you can find the latest technologies in all kinds of ways. From robots to marketing strategies to social media. Very interesting stuff for companies! And as if that wasn’t enough, there was also a fun festival atmosphere to experience with food trucks, a big stage and a Ferris wheel. We learned some new things that we will definitely apply in the future and we bought our first dronethere ! With this we hope to (very) soon experience beautiful pictures.
Sleeping we did at Grand Hotel Mussmann. This beautiful hotel is located near Hanover railway station and in the middle of the city. Everything is very easily accessible, the metro is nearby and the shopping streets within walking distance. The rooms were spacious and catered for and the breakfast delicious! In addition, this hotel has a private garage that you can use and the rooms do not have a number but a unique name with matching photo. Very original! You immediately feel very welcome. We can definitely recommend this hotel for a trip to Hanover! But more on this later.
The next day we had the chance to really discoverthis nice city. We chose, together with a guide, to visit the old part of the city. We passed some special places,such as a church without a roof. This ruin is the remnant of a church that was destroyed in World War 2. Very very impressive to see!
And from one impressive one we went on to another… Moments later we stood on the roof of the Neues Rathaus enjoying a stunning view of Hanover. A very impressive building along inside and outside and the view is worth climbing (many!) stairs. And in addition there is a huge park where you can find beautiful spots and some peace. Definitely recommended! Furthermore, we can recommend the weekly flea market on Saturdays to browse around as well as the countless shops for shopping!
Food and drink
From all that walking and shopping you obviously get thirsty and hungry. And you can eat and drink in various fine places in Hanover! Food we did at several interesting places. The first evening we went to dinner at the Cebit Festival itself. Here we tried the homemade burgers and some kind of sushi bowl. The next few days we ate some Mexican food (Jep, this still tastes like us!) at Locorito and a healthy curry dish at Liebe Es. Both restaurants are definitely recommended if you want to eat something different. If you only go for dessert, we can recommend Kreipe. Here you can choose from different types of chocolate cake, but also fruit cakes. To lick thumbs and fingers at!
And we did drink on the most beautiful terrace of all Hanover: Teestübchen . Here you can enjoy a homemade iced tea and a delicious cake on the terrace in the summer and in winter with a blanket on the terrace (or cosy inside) of a delicious warm tea. It’s a teahouse so you expect lots of delicious teas. Choosing is difficult so you will probably want to go back there again!
Impression of Hanover
Hanover is an exciting and vibrant city where much to see and do. The weekend we were there, there were heaps of street performers and small performances. This may not be the case every week, but it gives the impression that Hanover is an atmospheric city where there is always something to do. Furthermore, we find Hanover an impressive city because of its historical past and the beautiful buildings you can find there. There are some cosy places to be found that will appeal to everyone. Young or old, city man or natural man. There is something for everyone!
Have you been there?
Have you been to Hanover yet? Would you like to go there? Let us know for sure in the comments! If you can recommend other German cities, we’d love to hear from you. We would like to discover even more of Germany!
After our trip to Hanover we continued our mini-road trip. Curious about which German city we were going to go to? Tip: It’s an even more unknown pearl. You can read it here next week!