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and important trade fairs. Its history goes back to the Middle Ages. For example, it joined the Hanseatic League in the 13th century, was later the residence of the Guelphs and in 2000 the EXPO World Exhibition was held here. Follow in the historical footsteps of the city and stroll, for instance, through the small old town with its lovely half-timbered houses and enchanting cafés. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and the Market Church (Marktkirche), rebuilt after World War II, are popular landmarks in this area.
On your sightseeing tour you can also follow the so-called Red Thread (Roter Faden). A striking red line on the ground leads from the main station through the city center and back again. Over a distance of 4.2 km, it connects 36 sights such as the Opera House, the New Town Hall (Neues Rathas), the Leineschloss palace – today the seat of the State Parliament – and the Market Hall (Markthalle).
It is not only because of its cultural highlights that we recommend a city break to Hanover. Germany's "greenest city" also has an enormous recreational value – from almost anywhere you can be in the next park or on the water in around 10 minutes. The 4 baroque Herrenhäuser Gardens, the Maschpark and the lake Maschsee, where you can relax by boat, are particularly outstanding. Another attraction is the Hanover Adventure Zoo (Erlebnis-Zoo) with magnificent themed worlds designed as close to nature as possible.
The hearts of fashion enthusiasts will beat faster in the city's shopping streets and elegant shopping arcades. An insider tip is also a stroll along the Lister Meile with small, owner-operated boutiques and shops.