|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$30.51|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$677.97|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$13.56|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$51.98|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.42|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$3.80|
|Pack of cigarettes||$6.78|
Hanover or Hannover is the capital of Lower Saxony. It is located on the River Leine. At one point it was the town of the Hanoverian Kings. Immediately after the Napoleonic Wars ended, citizens voted to make Hanover the capital kingdom. Aside from being the capital of Lower Saxony, it was also the capital of the Regierungsbezirk Hannover, up until Lower Saxony’s regions were split up at the beginning of 2005. Nevertheless it is still part of the piece of the Hanover district.
In February 2012, Hannover showed a population of 523,699. When you book cheap flights to Hannover, you will be impressed by their annual expositions such as the CeBIT and the Hanover Fair. Each year Hanover is having the Schützenfest Hannover, Marksmen’s Fun Fair, and the Oktoberfest Hannover, that is the second biggest Oktoberfest in the world. In the year of 2000, Hannover also hosted the World Fair Expo, the biggest ever at that time. It had multiple extensions, mainly for the 2000 Expo. Hanover also has a very successful university and medical school, a large zoo and its own international airport. The city is connected to the rest of the country by highways (Autobahnen) and railway lines.
When you travel to Hannover, you will be amazed by the gardens out there. The Great Garden is famous for its decorative elements and attention to detail. The palace, on the other hand, was mostly destroyed by the bombing during the end of World War II. Some places that you should not miss are the Gallery Building, the Grotto (designed by the famous Niki de Saint Phalle), and the two pavilions created by the famous Remy de la Fosse as well as the so-called Orangerie. The Garden has more than a few parts, with the most visited of them being the Neva Garden and the Great Ground. The famous German rock band Heinz Rudolf Kunze, was welcomed in the historic Garden Theatre to play.
Another very important European garden is the Berggarten. Some interested points that you should visit are the Cactus House, the Tropical House and the Orchid House, which offer one of the largest collections of orchids in the world. By the entrance of the garden you will not miss the Library Pavilion. Also located in the Berggarten is the Mausoleum of the Guelphs. Like the Great garden, it has several parts that you can visit, including the Prairie and the Paradise Garden. If you are a sea lover, then you should visit the tropical aquarium in Hanover, which is the first in Germany.
The Old Town is one of the sights that must be on your list to see as soon as you reserve flights to Hannover. You will find the Old Town Hall and the huge Market Church in the center. Close to it, you will find the Nolte House, the Beguine Tower and the Leibniz House. When you visit the Old Town be sure to visit the Kreuz Church Quarter just around the Kreuz Church. Next to it is the old theatre, known as Ballhofeins. On the border of the Old Town you will find the Leine Palace, the Market Hall and the rest of the Aegidien Church, now a monument for the victims of violence and war. When you reach the bank of the river Leine, you will locate the world finest Nanas of Niki de Saint Phalle. They belong to the sculptures which lead up to the entry of the Georgengarten.
Close to the Old Town you will find the district named Calenberg Neustadt, where the Reformed Church and the Catholic Church of St. Clemens can be visited.
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