As a Hong Kong girl, backpacking in Germany seemed like a dream when I was a child but somehow I was able to do it. I toured a lot of cool cities here including Munich, Koln and Berlin. But an unusual off the ball highlight was when I went backpacking through the streets of Hannover. It’s a city which is not as touristic as other big German cities. Yet this place has lots and lots of things to do.
1.Rathaus (New Town Hall)
Every main city in Germany has a really cool Rathaus which can be explored. The cool thing about the one here in Hannover is that it is called the New Town Hall and it was opened in 1913 so is more recent than most other cities Rathauses. It sits over a marvellous lake as you can see above!
German cities are famous for their fantastic Christmas Markets and Hannover has one of the best ones on offer. I loved the vibe of the place, the Hannover Christmas markets are brilliant for mingling with new and old friends.
The football stadium in Hannover is huge and worth checking out. This very year Germany will play my team here – Northern Ireland. I visited the stadium in 2007 but there was no match on. My German mate Rene supports this team, Hannover 96.
The incredible Machsee is a custom built lake in the city of Hannover in Germany. When I was there we relaxed there in the day time, did some cycling and went to the nearby church. At night, it becomes a hive of activity for locals and backpackers alike. The bars and restaurants here are to rival any other German city and the locals are very friendly!
The incredible Marktkirche in Hannover is worth checking out. I am a big fan these days of European churches having backpacked through over 35 countries in Europe now. I loved the peace and the brickwork here at the Marktkirche.
These are definitely my top 5 sights from my trip to Hannover in Germany. I loved my time here and safe travels to you all.