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The Fairy-Tale Road Sights


  • Herrenhauserstr. 5 Map It
  • Hannover
  • Park/Playground
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/15/2013

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The gardens of the former Hannoverian royal summer residence are the city's showpiece (the 17th-century palace was never rebuilt after wartime bombing). The baroque park is unmatched in Germany for its formal precision, with patterned walks, gardens, hedges, and chestnut trees framed by a placid moat. There is a fig garden with a collapsible shelter to protect it in winter and dining facilities behind a grotto. From Easter until October there are fireworks displays and fountains play for a few hours daily (weekdays 10–noon and 3–5, weekends 10–noon and 2–5). Herrenhausen is outside the city, a short ride on Tramline 4 or 5.

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Herrenhauserstr. 5, Hannover, Lower Saxony, 30419, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Mar., Apr., and Sept., daily 9–7; May–Aug., daily 9–8; Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4:30

Updated 11/15/2013


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