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Travel to Hannover with Stena Line

Explore Hannover and discover the heart of vibrant northern Germany

Explore Hannover

Stunning architecture, Royal Gardens and modern and contemporary art: Hannover has plenty for the intrepid traveller to explore throughout the year.

Situated on the river Leine, this picturesque city in northern Germany is a delightful combination of traditional and modern, so you can rest assured that Hannover appeals to a range of tourists in Europe.

opera house
The red thread in Hannover

The best way to explore the sights on your visit to Hannover is to follow the city's famous "Red Thread", a 4,200 metre long line painted along the road surface which will take you past Hannover's main landmarks.

The route passes through the old quarter (where you'll be able to see the Old Town Hall and Marktkirche church), the New Town Hall, several museums and Hannover's Opera House.

fireworks festival
Hannover attractions

Among Hannover's collection of cultural attractions, you'll find the Schauspielhaus, one of Germany’s foremost theatres, as well as the Sprengel Museum with its outstanding collection of 20th century art.

The banks of the Leine are home to art too, for that's where you'll find the controversial Nanas of artist Niki de Saint Phall, the artist uniquely recognised with the freedom of Hannover.

Visit the Royal Gardens at Herrenhausen and you can explore a variety of garden styles including baroque, botanical and English landscape. And for six summer evenings every year the Hannover International Firework Competition lights up the night sky over the Royal Gardens.

Weekend trip to Hannover
How to travel to Hannover

Take your car on the ferry to Holland with Stena Line to enjoy a hassle-free trip to Hannover.

Simply drive your vehicle on to the ferry in Harwich and drive off at Hook of Holland, from where you'll be able reach Hannover by road in approximately four and a half hours. Alternatively, take the train to Hannover from Rotterdam to explore the best of northern Europe by rail.