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Hannover City Hall (Rathaus)

Am Maschpark, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
0511/1-68-53-33
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Hannover
Type: Government Buildings
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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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australia
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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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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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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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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent view of the city. Specially travelling in the curve elevator. Lobby display of Hannover in different stages was excellent

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The scale models of the city over the centuries was very enlightening. Hard to believe the extent of destruction WW2 caused. An interesting building, beautiful architecture. A cool office to work at I'm sure.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The new town hall (Neues Rathaus) is one of the main attractions in Hannover. The building itself is a feat of architecture, and you can buy a ticket to take the curiously slanted elevator ride up to the top for great views of Hannover. The "Gartensaal" offers good food and particularly good cake for afternoon "kaffee und kuchen" - cake... More

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Flörsheim, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stunning and interesting view from the observation tower but sometimes the lines for the tower are too long due to capacity! Nevertheless the view is spectacular and impressive! The models of Hanover displayed in the Rathaus gives you a great impression of what Hannover looked like before and after the war and of today!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Free entrance, nice building, in the main hall they had models of the city Hanover during different time periods, first during the time the city was founded, then before the WWII and then just after and of course modern Hanover

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

There are two main reasons why this building deserves 5 stars. First, the architecture both inside and outside is stunning. It's one of the few buildings that survived WWII, and its dome still dominates the skyline. Two, there are four models of the city just inside the main entrance. They show Hannover during medieval times, before the war, just after... More

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