Things to do in Hanover

Our most recommended things to do in Hanover

Hannover: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

1. Hannover: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Discover Hannover's Old Town on a walking tour with a local guide. See historic, half-timbered buildings dating to the medieval era, learn about the city's rich history, and see the Market Church. Meet your guide outside the Tourist Information in the Old Town and begin your tour. As you walk, stroll through time, from damage caused by WWII to medieval half-timbered buildings. Head to the Leineschloss, a historic palace that now houses the Parliament of Lower Saxony. Continue through the Old Town, searching for picturesque hidden corners with quaint pubs, medieval houses, and small cafés. Stop to admire the new town hall before heading to see the Hannover Opera Theater before finishing your tour back at the Tourist Information.

Hannover: SEA LIFE Entry Ticket

2. Hannover: SEA LIFE Entry Ticket

Visit SEA Life Hannover and discover the colorful underwater world. Many of the animals are on the red list of endangered species and cannot return to their natural habitat. Others were born in the aquarium as part of the conservation project. Start your safari in the tropical rain forest under a glass dome and feel like you are in the Amazon forest on top of the observation tower. Besides colorful chameleons, piranhas, poison dart frogs, fresh water stingrays and the Cuban crocodile, an insects station is waiting for you. There you can get to know real insects in close proximity. During the daily feedings and lectures you will learn fascinating facts about the animals. Find out what's the favorite food of our sea turtle Oscar and what's on the shark's menu.

Hannover Mitte: Outdoor Escape Game for teams and families

3. Hannover Mitte: Outdoor Escape Game for teams and families

Begibt euch auf eine herausfordernde Mission, um die Stadt zu retten. Arbeite mit deiner Gruppe zusammen, um Codes zu knacken und stellt eure Lösungskompetenz bei diesem Outdoor-Escape-Abenteuer in Hannover unter Beweis. Anstatt in einem Raum eingesperrt zu sein, macht dieses Spiel die ganze Stadt zu deinem Spielfeld. Wenn die Uhr zu ticken beginnt, navigiert durch die Straßen, entschlüsselt Codes im Stadtbild und findet die fehlenden Elemente. Ein persönlicher Spielleiter gibt eine kurze Einführung und richtet euch iPads ein, schon beginnt euer Abenteuer. Ihr könnt mit dem Spielleiter live chatten, die Aufgaben werden direkt auf das iPad übertragen. Alles, was ihr mitbringen müsst, ist euer Spielerherz und der Wille, Teamwork, Logik und Kreativität einzusetzen, um das Spiel zu gewinnen. Dann kann es losgehen!

Hanover: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

4. Hanover: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

Petty thief Frits Baardmans now and then earns some extra money by reporting criminals to the police. You will understand that he was not thanked for that. Moreover, Frits had a male partner, which was punishable at the time. Frits had to flee! Will you help him finding the secret exit of Hanover? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Market Church, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Hannover: Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and adventure

5. Hannover: Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and adventure

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you. You will hear about a missing person. Help the police to find him or to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a Blackstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case. This is a fun game and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to 15 different locations to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always. You will explore the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case.

Hanover: Maschsee and New Town Hall Smartphone Game Quest

6. Hanover: Maschsee and New Town Hall Smartphone Game Quest

Enjoy an interactive smartphone experience in Hanover that combines the fun of a game and the fastening facts and sights of a tour. Dive into attractions like the Hannover 96 stadium, the New Town Hall, and Maschsee with minigames and quizzes.  Download your game and head to Rudolf-von-Bennigsen-Ufer on the shores of lake Maschsee to begin your adventure as part of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy. Stroll along this lake that is the largest body of water in the capital of Lower Saxony. Puzzle your way around the New Town Hall and unlock information about this palatial building that was constructed while Wilhelm II was still in power. Find out what tasks Sir Peter Morgan has devised for you as you go.  Pass by sights like the imposing Hannover 96 stadium which is over a century old. Complete all the tasks to get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with other game contenders for the top spot on Sir Peter Morgan's leaderboard.

Hanover: Linden-Limmer Crime-Mystery-Tour

7. Hanover: Linden-Limmer Crime-Mystery-Tour

In this fictional criminal case, you'll have to fulfill the last wishes of a well-known crook. In Hanover, the criminal was arrested for theft two years ago and spent the last years of his life in prison. What happened to the money from his biggest coup could never be explained, because he remained staunchly silent about it until his death. Act as an undercover investigator. Can you locate the loot? The game master is at your side with advice and action from afar, but the successful implementation of the order is entirely in your hands. On the way past popular and unfamiliar places in the district, you'll come closer and closer to the solution. But don't make it too easy. The crook has camouflaged the trail well and you have to solve puzzles at each station that will show you the way. You have to ask yourself, for example: What role does an apple tree play on your path? Can you find the goal and crack the final code?

Hannover: Hannover Airport (HAJ) Private Transfer

8. Hannover: Hannover Airport (HAJ) Private Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer from Hannover Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between city center and airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or agreed meeting point in the airport and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

Hanover: Interactive City Quiz for one or more Teams

9. Hanover: Interactive City Quiz for one or more Teams

Bring your knowledge to the streets and gather new insights on a playful sightseeing tour through Hanover's City with a tablet and a team. Travel past the sights of the district and discover urban secrets along the way. Put your knowledge of special features to the test, learn fun facts about the capital of Lower Saxony and collect as many points as possible by answering knowledge questions, photo and video tasks, and challenges in order to win against other teams in the end. Whether tourist sightseeing information or funny fun facts that will be remembered, with this city quiz you'll get to know the district in a playful way and at your own pace. You'll always receive the correct solutions to the quiz questions in real-time on a provided iPad. Make your way through the urban jungle and decide where to go and which task to solve next.

From Hamburg: Private Guided Day Trip to Hanover

10. From Hamburg: Private Guided Day Trip to Hanover

Take a city break in Hanover and discover a mix of old-world charm and green areas and parks. Learn about this city’s history and culture from your guide and relax knowing that private transportation to and from the city is taken care of. Adjust the tour according to your preferences. Begin by getting picked up from your hotel and get taken to Hanover. First stop off at the 300-year old Herrenhauser Gardens, and enjoy the beauty of the most distinguished Baroque gardens in Europe. Spend a couple of hours exploring the fountains and sculptures as well as the Herrenhausen Palace. Follow your guide down Herrenhauser Alley to Hanover city center. Take a look at some of the very few buildings that survived the WWII bombings – including the Market Church, which dates back to the 14th century. Check out the Old Town Hall, with its gothic gables and ornamental frieze. Next, walk towards the castle-like New City Hall. Take in the picturesque landscapes surrounding the building. See the elegant neo-Renaissance building of the Landesmuseum, which hosts 7 centuries of art and history. End at Schützenplatz, home to the Frühlingsfest fairground.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 104 reviews

WOW so nice to dive !!!!!!!

Thank you very much for the wonderful hours with you, at Sea Life ... For my son (7 years) it was pure paradise. He is very interested in nature, but he only got bored in books or documentaries, so off to Sea Life .... Many thanks to the whole team of Sea Life, who turns every year to this world of the enchanting species diversity cares ... Big compliments to all of you from Sea Life Hanover .... We will be back soon. Kind regards Daniel and Heike

Ein sehr schönes Erlebnis. Am Anfang fanden wir es etwas umständlich, aber als wir kapiert haben, was wir machen sollen, war es echt spannend.

It was nice ... but if it is too full you can not calmly look at the sea creatures .. hope that it will grow again. Would gladly go again.

Was a nice day

I thought it was bad that you had to print out the tickets and you couldn't use your mobile phone