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 7 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 December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hannover in December
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 Washington, D.C. and takes around 9h 45m.


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 $13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Frankfurt am Main, expect to pay about $18 for a 2h 57m trip. Located 0.7 miles from the city center, Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof, located 0.6 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 Ok Mobility and Europcar, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.


FlixBus operates bus routes to Hannover. From Berlin, the bus ride to Hannover takes 180 miles and will cost you around $44. From Frankfurt am Main, the ticket costs about $41 for a journey of 260 miles. Hannover’s bus station is located 18 miles from the city center.

Airports near Hannover

Airlines serving Hannover

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Where to stay in Hannover

Average rates range from around $109 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $135 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include B&B Hotel Hannover-City and ibis Hannover City. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Hannover, with prices from $38 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 57% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Most popular hotel in Hannover by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Hannover

Most booked hotels in Hannover

H4 Hotel Hannover Messe
Excellent (8.6, 6247 reviews)
prizeotel Hannover-City
Excellent (8.3, 6983 reviews)
Maritim Airport Hotel Hannover
Excellent (8.2, 3091 reviews)
Leonardo Hotel Hannover Airport
Excellent (8.1, 6789 reviews)
Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte
Excellent (8.1, 2710 reviews)
Intercityhotel Hannover
Good (7.7, 2026 reviews)

Renting a car in Hannover

Renting a car in Hannover costs $42 per day, on average, or $295 if you want to rent if for 7 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 31% cheaper than airport locations in Hannover.

Expect to pay $7.68 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 $92.21 and $122.95. Compact (Seat Leon ST or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Hannover, while also 75% cheaper than other types, on average.