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Hannover City Hall (Rathaus)

Am Maschpark, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Hannover
Type: Government Buildings
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Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

we have walked it around in the evening hours, nice park with large lake in the backyard. in the park we met a few partying groups and a pair who were veeeery close to each other

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The building looks quite impressive from the outside. It is big and toll. Unfortunately at the moment there are some reconstruction work going on in front of the building but still you can enjoy it. Inside you can see 4 small copy objects of the city during some famous moments of its existence (like how it looked after WWII bombarding).... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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71 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Near a small lake, the City Hall is a very enjoyable building. Inside is not that much beautiful but it has 4 city models showing the history of the city. You can go to terrace via elevator to have the city view. Elevator costs 3 Euro for adults and 2 Euro for students etc.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The four city models in the main hall (under the dome) show the development, destruction and reconstruction of the city and help to establish the historical and geographical context before you explore the city on foot. Following the bombing and subsequent firestorm that raised the city in the last year of the Second World War there is little of old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a huge buildinf, well kept.It has got many stairs to climb and not easily accesible for elderly people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely summer evening looking at this beautiful building, and walking around in the park around the lake in front of it. This walk provides different angles to look at the building from - all equally beautiful.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Besides this being a beautiful Building it also houses some amazing examples of what the city looked like before and after WWII. Shocking to see of how much was destroyed by Allied bombings,since Hannover was a thriving industrial city. The lift ride to the top is unusual and the view is fantastic. Don't miss visiting !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A beautiful town hall. This one has extra attractions with the curved elevator up to the top tower. Also the models of the city at different stages in its development. A great attraction in a lovely city.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A huge building with a vast atrium and some interesting models of Hannover past and present. There is a tourist information office inside the city hall, but we were amazed at how little information we were able to get. Good for picking up maps and leaflets but not much more. The lady behind the desk was more interested in reading... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I think everyone that comes to Hannover should visit. Just be sure you are prepared for the curved elevator! The views from the top are amazing and unobstructed. The historical dioramas in the lobby show the massive amount of change in the city's history.

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