A Mecca for art loversFor art lovers, the journey becomes its own reward in Hannover: with the sculptures along Brühlstrasse, the opulent Nanas by Niki de Saint Phalle on the bank of the River Leine and the futuristic BUSSTOPs, you encounter art face to face wherever you go. Hannover’s Sprengel Museum is home to one of the major collections of 20th and 21st century art. Other impressive contemporary art galleries which are well known far beyond the borders of this region include the Kestner Society, Kunstverein Hannover and the Ahlers Pro Arte/Kestner Pro Arte foundation. Hannover State Museum is the perfect destination for a family outing. It is divided into five collections – the State Art Gallery, the departments of natural history (with its vivarium), archaeology and ethnology, and the coin cabinet.
The exhibits at the August Kestner Museum span all ages from prehistory to the present day. The Wilhelm Busch German Museum of Caricature and Critical Graphic Art offers amusing satire for young and old, while the Museum of History is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the history of Hannover and Lower Saxony. The World of Kitchen – WoK, the first European museum dedicated to kitchens, features an informative presentation of human nutrition which simultaneously appeals to the senses. The Theatre Museum takes visitors back on a journey through time into the 350-year-old history of drama and opera in Hannover, while the Museum of Energy presents curiosities and classics – live and crackling with energy. During the annual “Museum Night”, when all the museums stay open until late, visitors have the opportunity to see many museums in the course of one evening and with just one ticket.