Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 09:06 PM
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I am thinking of tagging along on a business trip to Hannover in March,with my husband. We will probably be there for two or three days, and if I join him we will add 5 or 6 days to vacation. Any suggestions on things to see & do in Hannover while he is busy? Any hotel suggestions? He will be going to the trade show at the exhibition center. Where else would you go if you only had a few days? Stay in Germany, or try making it to another country? We have never been to that part of Europe. Train or car?
Old Jan 22nd, 2002, 11:22 PM
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hi there,
have been to this area in Dec, was great, but little cold. First:You are going during the Hannover fair, so make shure You have a hotel very fast!!!!!
Car is the better choose, so YOu can visit small villages and stop where YOu want. Also there is less chance to catch a taxe during the fair.
Nice place not so far from Hannover:
• Goslar, about 65 km to the south east. Pretty old town with lots of history. Dont miss a tour in the old mine "Rammersberg" (spelling). It is that great, takes You about 2.5 hours.
• Also a UNESCO heritage of mankind is Hildesheim, about 50 km south. Nice to walk arround the citywall, the old dome, the shopping area ...
• The lake Steinhuder Meer, about 30 km west. Nice area to take a long walk, to do great fish dining ... Tip: rent a bike.
• More nice old charming towns in reach: Hameln, Minden, Bückeburg ...
have fun
Old Jan 23rd, 2002, 03:56 AM
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Very good advice from Gar. Furthermore, I'd recommend the new rain forest house in Hannover:


If you like modern arts, you should visit the Sprengel museum. The official site of Hannover's tourist information center is


Of course it is nice to have a car, but you can reach most places with public transportation. See


to see what is possible. By the way, Berlin is only 1.5 hours by train from Hannover.

Best wishes, Jochen
Old Jan 23rd, 2002, 04:05 AM
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We were in Hannover in December. There is a nice old section downtown -- you can follow the walk known as "The Red Thread" -- here's a great site that lists what can be seen. http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo...y/hannover.htm Don't be put off by the "for kids" title. Be sure to see the Market Church, the old city hall [now nicely renovated into shopping and offices as well as the Sprengel museum. Also do not miss the Aegidienkirche -- left as a memorial after WWII.
Outside of Hannover I would also recommend Goslar as well as the wooden church in the Norwegian stave style in Hahnenklee, also in the Harz Mountains. Our trip pictures are here if you want to look: http://www.geocities.com/travelswithus/dec01/index.html
Old Jan 23rd, 2002, 05:53 AM
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Good suggestions. I especially agree with Hildesheim, Goslar (very nice, but very crowded with tourists at times) and Bückeburg (whose castle is very impressive.) Speaking of castles, just a bit west of Hildesheim is Marienburg Castle, high on a hill next to the town of Nordstemmen - some interesting Prussian history here, and an incredible sight from the valley below. Two other places - Hamelin and Rinteln - are filled with half-timbered buildings and make for a good walk if the weather is nice. I've been to all these places by train, but for Marienburg Castle, a car is most convenient to avoid the 2 km hike from Nordstemmen.

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