You’ll find a wide range of family-friendly hotels in Hannover, and the city is packed with attractions and activities geared towards younger visitors, from zoos and aquariums to quirky festivals. Whether you want a full-service hotel or the independence of an apartment, Expedia’s Hannover hotel map and search filters will help you find your ideal family-friendly accommodation in Hannover.
Family-Friendly Hotels Near Hannover Zoo
Hannover’s Zoo is one of the best in Germany, and is divided into themed zones that reflect key environments around the world. Explore the Yukon Bay, Zambezi, Kibongo and Jungle Palace areas, all packed with spacious animal enclosures, fun rides and family-friendly activities. Take the youngest visitors to the Mullewapp play area, which includes a petting zoo, a castle adventure playground and year-round toboggan runs.
Family Fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium
Hannover’s scenic Berggarten is home to the SEA LIFE Aquarium, which boasts some 2,500 marine creatures in nearly 40 themed displays. The little ones will be smitten by the colourful clownfish, enigmatic Green Sea Turtles, enormous Coconut Crabs and majestic Black Tip Reef Sharks. Children’s birthday packages are available, including a treasure hunt and special gifts.
Hannover’s Rubber Duck Race
Book your family-friendly Hannover hotel in July and you’ll be able to take the children to one of the city’s quirkiest events: the Hannover Rubber Duck Race. For a small fee you can buy your own numbered duck and look on as it races down the River Leine. The river briefly turns yellow as thousands of ducks go bobbing towards the finish line – it’s quite a sight, and kids will love it.
Discover Fairy-Tale Castles on Hannover’s Doorstep
No family stay in Hannover would be complete without a visit to Marienburg Castle, the region’s own fairy-tale castle. Let kids explore the castle’s nooks and crannies, show them the views from the tower, and reward them with a treat in the Castle Café. Marienburg Castle is easy to reach by road or rail, so it makes a great day trip from a family-friendly hotel in Hannover city centre.