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I was in Hannover, Germany, for 2 days visiting my sister who works there right now. I haven't seen any photos of Hannover here in a long time so I thought I would share some with you. For those of you who don't know much about Hannover, it's a city some 150-200 kms south of Hamburg. It has a population of some 525.000 in the city and (I think) about a million if you include the metro area.

Much of Hannover was, like most other large German cities, more or less totally bombed during WWII. There are some nice old buildings though, that has been either re-built or miracuously avoided the bombs.

Let's get started with some photos...

First we have the Opera House:



Close to the Haubtbahnhof (Main train station)



The Haubtbahnhof itself, which is pretty much in the middle of Hannover:



A sunken promenade in the pedestrian area:



Some shopping center:



Some nice old buildings close to the Marktkirche (97 m):







Pedestrian area again:



Hannover is a city with a lot of art. Here are cars hanging under some large elevated road:



One of the tallest highrises in the city (91 m):



Some new buildings and top of one of the 2 TV towers of Hannover (this is the small one):



The Kreuzkirche:



Some statue with the Kreuzkirche in the background:



Anyone would like to climb this ladder? Has to be the longest I've ever seen:





The Marktkirche again:



I'm not sure what this river is called, but there were some nice bridges over it:





More art:



Another chuch, parts of it survived the bombs during the war:



The "Norddeutsche Landesbank", I just love this building. Great modern architechture if you ask me :)









Some views from the top of the Rathaus (City Hall):





The new football station of Hannover, the AWD Arena, seen form the top of the Rathaus. It'l be used for the Worldcup in 2006, and are normally home to Hannover 96:



The Rathaus itself. It is 98 m tall and was completed in 1913:











After a nice hot day with great weather, it started to rain in the evening (damn!!!). I had planned to get some night shots, so this was very bad. I did catch the Rathaus at a moment without much rain though:



Moved on to get the Norddeutsche Landesbank too, and the second after I got this shot (the only one) heavy rain started to fall, so I had to run back to my sisters car:



And finally a panorama from the top of the Rathaus (click to enlarge):



That's it, hope you liked em. I surely liked Hannover. :)
 

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Pretty impressive mlm...I liked the trainstation and sunken promenade...That a pretty good idea...Oh, and taking a picture of a guy taking a picture?? Very classic, very Fellini...
 

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The name of the river running through Hannover is called Leine. The riverbank in the centre of the city, next to the old palace (now the Diet of Lower Saxony State) is called Hohen Ufer (hight riverbank), where the name of the city derives from. The royal family of Hannover (the Guelph/ Welfen) is closely linked with the British royal family (House of Hanover).

Hannover is a famous city for its many fairs. The world's biggest fair, the CeBit fair, is staged annualy during spring time.
 

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/\ Hannover hosted the EXPO in 2000. What do you mean by "Which building has not been destroyed"? Most buildings in the city was destroyd, expect a few like the Rathaus. Even the Marktkirche was partly destroyed, but obviously rebuilt/renovated. There were some nice city models at the Rathaus showing the city now, in 1945, in 1938 and an old one (18something). The 1945 model loked like one huge ruin.

@ YellePerilo: Thanx for the info!

@ The rest: Thanx for the nice comments. :)
 

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Congratulations: excellent pictures! I did not know that Hannover rebuilt some of its old town. I love those red roofs... Thanks!

Hannover airport (5.2Mn passengers in 2004):






New terminal C:




 

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After every worlds fairs most of pavillons are distroyed. But there is always something, some attraction which are not destroyed ( Eiffel Tower, Atomium or...) so what rest for the EXPO 2000 ? ;)
 

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A mix of old and new.. nice Hannover!
 

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JP said:
After every worlds fairs most of pavillons are distroyed. But there is always something, some attraction which are not destroyed ( Eiffel Tower, Atomium or...) so what rest for the EXPO 2000 ? ;)
No idea, I'm just a damn tourist;)
 

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Thank you JP. :)

YelloPerilo said:
The name of the river running through Hannover is called Leine. The riverbank in the centre of the city, next to the old palace (now the Diet of Lower Saxony State) is called Hohen Ufer (hight riverbank), where the name of the city derives from.
Here's a photo of that riverbank. I think it could need some clean up, would be a very cool place with bars and cafes if they would clean up the place. As it is now it looks and feels a bit "forgotten":

 

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mlm said:
Thank you JP. :)



Here's a photo of that riverbank. I think it could need some clean up, would be a very cool place with bars and cafes if they would clean up the place. As it is now it looks and feels a bit "forgotten":

You are right about the cleaning up of the Hohen Ufer. Most of the time this place is quite "forgotten" as you said. But the fleamarket on Sunday on both sides of the riverbank attracts a lot of tourists as well as young people.

Did you go to the Herrenhäuser Garten and the Orangerie? The Herrenhäuser Garten is one of the best preserved barock garden in Europe.

BTW very nice photos :)
 

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Did you go to the Herrenhäuser Garten and the Orangerie? The Herrenhäuser Garten is one of the best preserved barock garden in Europe.
Nope, I didn't visit any of those places, I was only in Hannover monday where all these photos are taken. I did plan to stay the whole week, but the weather forecast were getting bad, so I decided to go back home. Maybe I'll return on sunday though, if the weather will get better again. My sister is working/living close to Hannover, and she often at home (in Denmark) so I can ride with her and stay at her place. :)
 

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mlm said:
My sister is working/living close to Hannover, and she often at home (in Denmark) so I can ride with her and stay at her place. :)
You both could make a stop in Hamburg on a sunny day then. ;)
 
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