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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hannover has to offer.

Where to Eat in Hannover

Mitte is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Hannover. These include popular favorites 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 60.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 71.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 28.4 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 2.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Hannover, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Hannover


When flying to Hannover, you’ll arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located 6 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Hannover from the United States departs from New York and takes around 10h 15m.


Deutsche Bahn is the most popular train carrier serving Hannover, followed by Lufthansa. The train journey from Hannover to Bremen takes 1h 00m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Hamburg, expect to pay about $30 for a 1h 10m trip. Located 0.6 miles from the city center, Hannover Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB, located 0.7 miles from the center.


Another option to get to Hannover is to pick up a car rental from Frankfurt am Main, which is about 163 miles from Hannover. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ok Mobility, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hannover, including FlixBus, Sindbad and Regiojet. From Paderborn, the bus ride to Hannover takes 115 miles and will cost you around $20. From Hamburg, the ticket costs about $14 for a journey of 120 miles. Hannover’s bus station is located 18 miles from the city center.

Airports near Hannover

Airlines serving Hannover

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Air France
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Where to stay in Hannover

Average rates range from around $107 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $246 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include ibis Hannover City and B&B Hotel Hannover-Lahe. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Hannover, with prices from $33 to $590 per night. Döhren-Wülfel is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Hannover are about 36% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Mitte - Hotel Savoy Hannover, DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof and Novotel Suites Hannover have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Mitte will cost you about $43 per night.

Most popular hotel in Hannover by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Hannover

Most booked hotels in Hannover

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Renting a car in Hannover

Renting a car in Hannover costs $49 per day, on average, or $98 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 36% cheaper than airport locations in Hannover.

Expect to pay $7.23 per gallon in Hannover (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $86.76 and $115.68.