View from Hanover’s town hall on top of the southern city and the Maschsee.

Living in Hanover

View from the town hall dome on the Maschsee.

Two canoes with several people are floating on a river that runs through the old town of Hanover.

Canoeing on a leash

View from above of the baroque gardens Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hanover.

Herrenhäuser Gärten

Several half-timbered houses in the old town of Hanover

Half-timbered structure in the old town

View of the Leine at the Landtag in the Old Town of Hanover.

At Hohen Ufer

View slightly elevated into the football stadium in Hanover.

Football fever with Hannover 96

View into an exhibition hall in the Kunstverein in Hanover.

Experience art

Much to discover

Despite its 500,000 inhabitants, the capital of Lower Saxony is one of the greenest cities in Germany. Almost half of the city area consists of green areas such as the Eilenriede, the zoo and various parks such as the city park. At the same time, Hannover has a rich cultural offer with various museums and events. For example, the Sprengelmuseum presents a globally significant collection of 20th-century art and contemporary art. The Staatsoper, the Schauspielhaus, the Theater am Aegi and many more invite to performances. Hanover is known among other things for the biggest shooting festival in the world. But also the Maschseefest, the international fireworks competition and the small festival in the large garden enjoy great popularity. For those who prefer a little quieter, visit the Hanover Adventure Zoo, stroll through the Herrenhäuser Gardens or do water sports on the Maschsee or the Ihme. The surrounding countryside is also ideal for excursions. Destinations such as the Steinhuder Meer, the Deisters mountain range and the Marienburg Castle can be reached quickly from Hannover.

And if you live here, you will discover many other exciting and unexpected sides of this livable city.