northwest germany

Ancient settlers on the city's river originally called their town 'Hohen Overe,' (high bank) which became Honovere and finally Hannover, the capital of the Niedersachsen region of Germany. Although a lot of the medieval city was destroyed in World War II, kids can run around the spectacular gardens and parks in Hannover.

City Center
Gardens and Parks
Greater Hannover

Hannover day trips
Tip: Head into the tourism office located across from the train and bus stations to get maps, festival schedules, and a discount City Card forunlimited use of public transportation and discounts on entrance fees at many of the sites you'll want to see. There are single passes and family passes.
Fun food
Market Hall - Go here to find an incredible range of both local favorites and international treats.
Desserts - Germans love desserts and make some famous ones, but try a few that may be less familiar: Rote Grütze mit Sahne oder Vanillesosse  is a wonderful fruit compote with cream, then there's the Lübecker marzipan, and the Baumkuchen ("tree cake") made with layers to mimic the rings of a tree.

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