This airport city has the right mix of modernity and historicity that keeps visitors guessing yet comfortable. You could be here at the airport with a view to reaching other destinations. But how can you go past the wonderful Aegidienkirche with all that tragic history still visible in its noble ruins?
For a delightful afternoon, there’s nothing to beat the Großer Garten, a picturesque garden in baroque style with the biggest water fountain in all of Europe! You’ll certainly pause for pictures at the enchanting golden gate marking the entrance.
Another garden worth visiting would be the Georgengarten. Completely different from the first, it conveys an equally pleasing ethereal beauty that has to be seen to be believed.
Lovers of art and culture should not miss a visit to the Ballhof. An interesting architectural gem in itself with a sporting history, it now serves as an elegant stage for theatrical performances.
The impressive architecture of the St. Clements Church, Wangenheim Palais and the Leine Castle caters to visitors with both aesthetic as well as historic proclivities.
Nature lovers will be enchanted by Ellenriede, a forest in the urban cityscape. This magnificent green lung is the pride of the locals and well-deservedly too.
You will also be impressed by the Maschsee, a splendid artificial lake that has grown to being a well loved recreation center.
Whether you’re travelling with kids or not, the Zoo Hanover would be a delightful stop. Animals in their natural habitat rather than cages, baby animals that can be petted and fed, and beautiful landscaped surroundings to relax in makes this a wonderful place to visit. It’s just about 13km or 8mi from Langenhagen and will definitely remain an unforgettable chapter of your trip. :-)