Close to the Messe exhibition centre, motorway and city centre
The H+ Hotel Hannover is south-east of the city centre, within easy reach of the A7 motorway. There are lots of shopping options in the immediate hotel neighbourhood. You can drive to the Hanover Messe exhibition centre in less than ten minutes. The hotel also provides a shuttle service to the North Entrance for the leading trade fairs. You will need a good quarter of an hour to drive into the city centre, or 19 minutes on the U-Bahn underground. Here you can look forward to a lively cultural scene, and lots of sights.
The “Great Garden” is the centre point of the famous Herrenhausen Gardens, one of Europe’s most important Baroque gardens: When it was completed in 1710, it covered an area of 50 hectares - as big as Hanover’s Old Town, where 10,000 people lived at the time. One modern highlight is the grotto with glass and mirrored mosaics designed by Niki de Saint Phalle. The site also includes the botanic “Berggarten” with the Sealife Aquarium, the “Georgengarten” and the “Welfengarten” in the English landscape style. It takes about 45 minutes to get here from the H+ Hotel Hannover on the underground.
The Sprengel Museum is renowned for its art collection, with works from the 20th and 21st century. These include pieces by Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee and Emil Nolde. Artistic groups such as “Die Brücke“ and “Der Blaue Reiter” are also represented, as well as Cubism, Surrealism and works dating from after 1945. The exhibition areas, designed by Kurt Schwitters and James Turrell are also worth seeing, as well as the donation by Niki de Saint Phalle with more than 400 pieces. The journey here from the H+ Hotel Hannover takes about half an hour on the U-Bahn underground.
The Wilhelm Busch – German museum for caricature and the art of drawing is based in the Georgenpalais (Georgian Palace), a palace built in the Georgengarten in 1780. It accommodates a unique Wilhelm Busch collection, and an internationally renowned collection of satirical art from four centuries.
This includes works by William Hogarth, Francisco de Goya, Honoré Daumier, A. Paul Weber, Tomi Ungerer, Jean-Jacques Sempé and Ronald Searle. Regular temporary exhibitions show historic and current caricatures, cartoons and comics. The underground journey from the H+ Hotel Hannover takes about 30 minutes.
The market church “St Georgii et Jacobi” is the oldest parish church in the Old Town, and it is the symbol of Hanover, with its 97 metre high tower. The building was constructed in the 14th century using red brick, and along with the Altes Rathaus, or Old Town Hall, it is the most southerly example of Northern German brick Gothic. Sights worth seeing include the altar from 1480, the brass baptismal font dating back to 1500 and the stained glass on three windows in the main choir, which date back to the 14th century. You can reach the Town Hall and the Market Church by underground in around 25 minutes from the H+ Hotel Hannover.
Hanover Adventure Zoo will delight any visitor, with seven themed worlds which are based on the habitat and culture of the animals in question. A discovery path takes you through Africa, Canada, the jungles of India or into the Australian outback. The concept includes retreat options for the animals, accessible areas without fences, feeding times with commentary, animal shows, safaris with zoo scouts and a petting zoo. The zoo is a 25 minute underground journey away from the H+ Hotel Hannover, or a quarter of an hour by car.