Hannover travel guide

Hannover Tourism | Hannover Guide

You're Going to Love Hannover

With a population of 515,140, Hannover is the largest city in Lower Saxony, Germany by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Hannover

Mitte is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Hannover. These include popular favourites such as Kenibo Ramen Bar (10 Kramerstraße), WeinBasis (2 Lärchenstraße) and Rossini (5 Ferdinandstraße). If you’re looking for affordable options, 6 Sinne Hannover (16 Heiligerstrasse) and Beef & Reef (1 Oesterleystraße) are great picks.

When to visit Hannover

Hannover in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hannover in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hannover in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Hannover, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Hannover


When flying to Hannover, you’ll arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Hannover from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 39h 50m.


ÖBB is the most popular train carrier serving Hannover, followed by FlixTrain. The train journey from Hannover to Berlin takes 1h 41m and costs around $22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Cologne, expect to pay about $22 for a 3h 18m trip. Located 1.1 km from the city centre, Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof, located 0.9 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Hannover is to pick up a car hire from Frankfurt am Main, which is about 262 km from Hannover. You’ll find branches of Wheego and Ok Mobility, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.


FlixBus operates bus routes to Hannover. From Berlin, the bus ride to Hannover takes 290 km and will cost you around $74. From Frankfurt am Main, the ticket costs about $69 for a journey of 418 km. Hannover’s bus station is located 29 km from the city centre.

Airports near Hannover

Airlines serving Hannover

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Air Canada
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Where to stay in Hannover

Average rates range from around $186 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $227 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Gästeresidenz Pelikanviertel and B&B Hotel Hannover-City. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Hannover, with prices from $64 to $995 per night. Döhren-Wülfel is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Hannover are about 58% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Mitte - Hotel Savoy Hannover, DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof and Premier Inn Hannover City University have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Mitte will cost you about $93 per night.

Most popular hotel in Hannover by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Hannover

Most booked hotels in Hannover

prizeotel Hannover-City
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Intercityhotel Hannover
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Wyndham Hannover Atrium
Good (6.5, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Hannover

Expect to pay $3.43 per litre in Hannover (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $41.08 and $54.78. The most frequently booked car type in Hannover is Standard (Ford Kuga or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) is, on average, 10% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.