Choose a historic hotel in Hannover and make the most of this regional capital’s rich cultural and architectural history. Hannover’s story stretches back a millennium or more, and is apparent at every turn, particularly in the atmospheric old town. There are a number of historic hotels available in Hannover city centre, so use Expedia’s Hannover hotel map and search filters to find your ideal base.
Hannover’s Historic Buildings
Hannover’s architectural treasures range in style from medieval to Renaissance, Baroque to contemporary. If you’re looking for cobbled streets and pretty market squares ringed by traditional half-timbered buildings, choose a historic hotel in Hannover’s old town. Here you’ll be close to the Gothic Marktkirche and the neo-Baroque New Town Hall, as well as to several of the city’s best museums.
Hannover Day Trips for History Buffs
Take a short journey south of the city to Hildesheim and discover a whole new set of historic buildings. Here you’ll find two of the finest medieval churches in all Germany: St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Church of St. Michael. Book a historic hotel near Hannover Hauptbahnhof to make day trips a breeze – the fastest direct trains to Hildesheim take less than half an hour.
Hannover’s Royal Heritage
Head to Hannover’s historic heart to enjoy the formal elegance of the Herrenhausen Gardens, commissioned by Sophia of Hannover. Then head south to Marienburg Castle to explore Hannover’s royal past at its most romantic – this is a fantasy fortress built in the Gothic Revival style as a birthday present from King George V of Hannover to his wife.
Museums and Galleries
Learn more about Hannover’s past at its excellent museums and galleries. The Historisches Museum Hannover and the Lower Saxony State Museum tell the story of city and the surrounding region, taking you from the middle ages right up to the present. Check out the Kestner Museum for a wider range of exhibits, including ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities, and head to the Sprengel Museum for 20th century art, including extensive displays on Hannover-born Kurt Schwitters.