Art and Culture in Hannover – Niki de St. Phalle
Hannover – chic, central, cosmopolitanAn economic powerhouse in the centre of Europe, a perfectly networked location thanks to superb mobility concepts, a fascinating variety of recreational amenities – in Hannover Region all these things go hand in hand with excellent but affordable housing and beautiful natural scenery that is closer to the city than anywhere else in Germany.
The home town of world-famous philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is a cosmopolitan centre of innovation which has evolved from its traditionally close links between science and business. This has led to a dynamic economy with thriving growth sectors, such as the life sciences, and established the city’s international reputation as a leading venue for trade fairs and conferences.
The quality of life is evident at every turn: top-ranking cultural and sports events, an impressive number of first-rate museums, fantastic shopping in one of Germany’s largest pedestrian precincts as well as the picturesque old town.
Premium tourist attractions include the famous Herrenhausen Gardens and Hannover’s unique adventure zoo, whilst legendary events such as the Maschsee Lake Festival and the world’s largest Marksmen’s Fair never fail to attract huge numbers of tourists and locals. Visitors to Hannover particularly appreciate that everything is close at hand, so that all the different attractions can be reached in no time at all. Last but not least, Germany’s greenest city invites visitors and residents to make the most of nature in countless different ways: whether you prefer to go in for active sports or simply relish the peace and quiet, there are ideal spots for jogging, rollerblading, cycling and walking along the shores of Maschsee Lake, in the huge city forest of Eilenriede, or in one of the countless parks or nature conservation areas.
Visitors from further afield can reach Hannover easily via the A2 and A7 motorways, the ICE rail network or Hannover Airport. An excellent local public transport system ensures that visitors can also get to the idyllic towns and villages in the surrounding region as well as greenbelt recreation areas such as Lake Steinhude or the Deister Hills quickly and conveniently.