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“Tremendous Building”

Hannover City Hall (Rathaus)
Ranked #3 of 190 things to do in Hannover
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a magnificent gothic building. It looks far older then what it is, being opened in 1913 and known as the new town hall. It towers almost a hundred metres high and is a really fine and detailed building that perfectly represents the city.
Although heavily damaged in WW2 it is now pristine.
Inside there are four large models that show the development of the city through the ages including one which shows the extend of the bombing.
The attention to detail is amazing, particularly the reliefs on the exterior which show the city and how it developed through trade.

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We parked out car here to take a walk. This is an amazing and well-preserved building adjacent to a lake and park.

Thank SDBeachbum
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

In the town hall there are various various models of the city of Hannover including the years after the wall showing the ruined ciy and todays Hannover

Thank Steen Withen N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It is one of the most important thing to visit. It is easy to find and it is free to enter and see interior , where you can see maps from Hannover in different time and see the development of the city.

Thank Ivana B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Well, Hannover is not a city with plenty of tourist attractions, but there are some hidden jewels. One of them and definitely a must see is the „new“ town hall (which is more than 100 years old anyway).
First of all it’s a stunning building, whe you see it, you predict it is even older, it’s very beautiful especially given the origin in 1913, although it was always a town hall it looks similar to a castle. And by the way, it was build in two years only, all in time and all „paid for in cash“, as mentioned back then by the Lord Mayor to the Kaiser.
Secondly, when you go there don’t miss the elevator to the top, it‘s the only one of this kind in Europe (probably in the world), as it is not going straight up but inclining and in addition it changes the direction of the incline in between, winding up the dome of the town hall. Beside this you will have. Stunning view over the city.
Third: there re four models of Hannover in the basement hall of the building, showing Hannover in the years 1689, 1939, 1945 and nowadays. Especially the model of 1945 showing all the destruction from WWII is worth to see.
In addition to all of that, go to the back of the building an visit the small Maschteich-Lake, on weekends you may see small and big people letting their model boat swim

Thank Karlh
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