Altstadt
NeighbourhoodsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
The area
Neighbourhood: Mitte
How to get there
  • Hanover Central Station • 9 min walk
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Jordan W
Kamloops, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Altstadt is the old part of Hannover from the renaissance days of Germany. Most of it was destroyed from Allied bombers during the Second World War. But, the parts of Altstadt that remain are a must stop for any tourists to take the time and walk through this historic area. The buildings that remain are in good condition are really fascinating to walk into if you have the chance to check any of them out. There are many cafés, bars, and restaurants throughout this area to check out.

Definitely recommend!

Travelled July/August 2015
Written 30 July 2016
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Beautiful old town! Rathaus, old churches around. Some shopping and restaurants around. Great place to spend an afternoon
Written 26 April 2021
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Ada Moroianu
Ploiesti, Romania345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It must have taken lots of pain and engineering to move those houses left undamaged by the bombings, in order to re-create the old town feel, right where it used to be. The result is spectacular and if you didn't know how things happened, you could never tell.
Written 5 January 2020
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lily3265
Greater Manchester, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
From the information centre opposite the Hauptbahnhof buy the pocket book The Red Thread, your peronal floorline city guide. Follow the red line on the footpath and see all the fantastic historical sights in Hannover. Can be done in an afternoon.
Written 13 February 2019
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I frightful to learn that 90% of the medieval city was destroyed in the bomb raids, at the end of WW2. Justified as it may have been deemed at the time, the realization is staggering. And the will of local people to rebuild and keep on is trully remarkable. The result is a beautiful city, with a lot to offer. Quiet and refrained, open to the visitors but not overjoyed, same as most German cities. However, for tourists passing through, it is a worthy stop, a magic view for thirsty eyes and a sad history lesson for those yound enough to question the realities of past wars.
Written 17 December 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Altstadt is a metaphor. The old half-timbered city of Hanover was lost irretrievably during the Second world war. The allies bombed Hanover systematically and achieved an outstanding (in military sense) result: only 40 houses were not destroyed or partially destroyed. Only 12 of them were in the area Kremerstrasse and Burgstraße underground station. The remaining half-timbered demolished in the late 50s and built again. Leibniz house (or rather its layout), for example, is even in another place. The market Church (Marktkirche) has only the walls real. It turned out nice, but not authentic.
Written 15 December 2019
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Altstadt is the Old Town in every German town. Usually it is a very picturesque and charming place with historical houses (many of them half timbered), nice restaurants and bars and historic Churches as well. That's also the case here in Hannover.
Everything is neat and clean, and don't forget one thing - it was all demolished to ground after WWII and rebuilt with great care and taste.
Written 19 June 2023
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youngpapaya
Lohne (Oldenburg), Germany385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were here one evening during the Christmas market lead up to Christmas. Beautiful old buildings,lots of character and a bit magical!
Written 9 December 2019
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howie999
Darlington, UK696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Its a good attempt by the city burgers to create an 'old town' in the middle of Hanover, the fact the whole place was effectively flattened in the second world war - the old city isn't really that old but it has been made to give some assemble of how the city may have been back in the day - its worth a visit
Written 4 June 2019
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Warff
Voorburg, The Netherlands86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Hannover has a wonderful way of showing the Altstadt. Just follow the Red Line (explanation available in the Tourist Office).
Written 31 May 2018
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