Culture & Leisure

Plenty to see and do in our beautiful area

The variety of interesting places in Hanover will surprise you.

Water, mountains, forests, heathland and the flair of beautiful cities enrich your stay in our region.

Top leisure activities to explore! Discover completely new experiences in your free time. Together with our cooperation partners, we have great offers for you.

For groups of guests we take over on request the organisation of excursion tours including the booking of excursion guides.


Points of Interest

  • Town of Pattensen – 1,000 year-old town of Pattensen in the Calenberger Land in Lower Saxony.
  • aquaLaatzium  – The leisure pool with Northern Germany’s second largest sauna world.
  • Adventure Zoo Hanover – On animal safari around the world, unique in Germany.
  • The Royal Gardens Herrenhausen – The baroque garden was started in 1666 and designed in its present form from 1696 to 1714 under Electress Sophie. Fireworks competitions and theater performances as well as numerous events take place all year round in the garden.
  • Golfclub 51 – Golf lives here! Golfing on two breathtaking golf courses not far from the Leine Hotel.
  • Amusement park RASTI-LAND The family fun for kids and adults on over 160,000 m².
  • Marienburg Castle in Pattensen – It was built between 1857 and 1867 and was a gift of King George V. to his wife Marie. Also known as the “Neuschwanstein” of the North. Until today, the seat of the Royal Family of Hanover.
  • Jagdschloss Springe – Built between 1838 and 1842 by the Hanoverian King.
  • SeaLife Hanover – In the midst of the Berggarten the first tropical SeaLife Aquarium in Germany was opened in 2007.
  • City of Hanover – Numerous sights such as the state parliament, the market church, old and new town hall, the old town, Maschsee, etc.
  • The TUI Arena offers an appropriate setting for major events in the fields of sports, music and business.  For up to 14,000 spectators, the TUI Arena is one of the largest and most modern multifunctional halls in Europe.
  • AWD-Arena: Competition site of the Bundesliga Club Hanover 96. During the World Cup 2006 the stadium was called FIFA WM-Stadium Hanover. The stadium can accomodate around 49,000 spectators. Of these, approximately 8,000 seats are standing room, which can be converted into 4,000 seats on international events.
  • The Wisentgehege Springe was founded in 1928 to safe the wisent, Europe’s largest mammal, from extinction. Today, over 100 acres, about 100 European species are kept, bred and presented to the visitor. Among them species such as Przewalski’s horse, moose, beaver, lynx, brown bear, wolf and also many  ducks, geese, birds of prey. Between 120,000 and 180,000 visitors use the leisure and information facilities in the Wisentgehege every year.
  • The GOP: Marvel at the best artists in the world! Laugh at lovable comedians and our charming as well as cheeky presenters in the only  Varieté-Theatre in Germany, which plays on the original scene of the 1920s to 1950s.
  • The State Opera Hanover: In the heart of the City of Hanover is the Opera House, built in 1852 by Georg Friedrich Laves in the style of late classicism. After it was destroyed by fire bombs to the foundation walls during World War II, the Schauspielhaus on Hildesheimer Straße and the gallery building in Herrenhausen served as temporary venues.
  • Hanover Concerts – Book events and concerts for your stay with us.

This is just a small selection of attractions in and around  Hanover. Of course, there is much more to discover. We are happy to give you the necessary hints and information for your stay.