Hannover

The regional capital of Lower Saxony is conveniently positioned as regards to transport facilities in the North of Germany, has about 520,000 inhabitants and is the 11 biggest German city. Hannover has a modern airport and is positioned at a motorway and train junction. It takes 90 minutes to go to Berlin or Hamburg by train.
Hannovers’ Nickname is “Hangover”. We are very self-confident and we like it that way. Now you can make yourself an impression of Hannover by just taking our visual tour with photos of the Hanoverian photo students.

Herrenhäuser Gärten


Photo: Antje Krispin

Once the Royal Gardens were built as the summer residence of the dukes and kings from the House of Welf. Now they invite one to take a stroll trough the historic environment. They belong to the most beautiful parks in Europe.

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Maschsee


Photo: Franz Bischof

The Maschsee lies close to the Neuen Rathaus (new town hall). It is a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere.

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The Old Town


The »Ballhofplatz« in the heart of the historic city centre. Photo: Nico Herzog

The narrow streets of Hannover's historic city centre are relatively separate from the hustle and bustle of the city and surprise you with some historic treasures. You can find the oldest preserved half-timbered house of Hannover here dating from 1564/1566, as well as churches like the »Marktkirche« built in the 14th century with a noticeable pentagram and two hexagrams, and the »Kreuzkirche« with its precious altar piece by Lucas Cranach the Elder. The »Ballhof« which has been constructed between 1649 and 1664 is today used as a stage of the theatre »Schauspielhaus«.

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Universität Hannover


Photo: Markus Hanke

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover offers more than 60 field of studies and has almost 23,000 students. An important event was the moving into the castle of the House of Welf in 1879. You can see it in the picture below.

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The Neue Rathaus (new town hall)


Photo: Christian Burkert


The new town hall was built in twelve years and was inaugurated on 20th June 1913. It is a Wilhelmine building with an eclectic style in the south of the city. The building is part of the Maschseepark, which is ten hectare b

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Opera


Photo: Markus Hanke

The Hanover Opera House is a theatre built in classical style between 1845 and 1852 based on a plan drawn by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves. The building was badly damaged in World War II and rebuilt in 1948 after the plans of the Hamburgian architect Werner Kallmorgen. The first play took place on 5th of September 1852.

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Festival area & Hanover Fair

Photo: Insa Hagemann

 

Location of the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism is the area of the Expo 2000 close to the city of Hannover. The Expo-Plaza with the Design Center and the Europa-Center is the headquarters of the Media and Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, to which the field of study photography belongs. It is close to the area of the Hannover Fair. The special thing about the festival area are the modern and futuristic buildings. In some of them the exhibitions will be hold.

The fairground of Hannover is located in the south of the regional capital Hanover (district of Mittelfeld). With its roofed area of 496,000 m² and its 27 halls it is the world’s biggest fairground. A congress centre belongs to the fair ground. Organizer of the fair ground is the Deutsche Messe AG (DMAG), who also organizes fairs outside of the fair ground.


Photo: Markus Hanke

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Nord/LB building


Photo: Stefan Kröger

The building of the Nord/LB is out of glass and has about 40,000 square metres. The buildings are very modern and there are cafés, restaurants and bars. They bring more life to the Aegidientorplatz.

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International Neuroscience Institute


Photo: Markus Hanke

The International Neuroscience Institute has, due to the quality of the achieved performance, a leading position in the area of the neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, ENT, orthopedics who treat patients with neurological disorders.

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