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Hannover City Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Am Maschpark, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0511/1-68-53-33
7:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:15 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:15 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful building & great value 'must see'

We chanced upon this whilst wandering and were blown away by the views from the top of the dome - and the lift ride up! This is worth a visit only €3 a head. There are stairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Simon G
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chanced upon this whilst wandering and were blown away by the views from the top of the dome - and the lift ride up! This is worth a visit only €3 a head. There are stairs involved, about 4 flights. Choose your day as the views of the surrounding area are worth it. The 2nd lift (inside the skins... More 

Thank Simon G
bolton lancs
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go into the rathaus, but the exterior and the setting was fantastic,it's set in a beautiful little Park but a stones throw from the busy city, the weather when we were there was hot! So it was an ideal place to spend an hour or so just relaxing in the shade and taking in the surroundings.

Thank lfcBoltonLancs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning architecture inside and out. Free to the public and open 7 days a week (check website for hours). Located on the first floor are 4 different representations of Hannover from 1600's to the present day which was very interesting to see. View from the top is stunning!

Thank Kristen M
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous piece of architecture sitting by a lake. It's free to the public and the inside is just as beautiful as it is on the outside. Has 4 scale models of Hannover pre and post WWII (1865, 1939, 1945 and present day). Lots of marble, crystal chandeliers... Gorgeous. You can also go to the top of the building... More 

Thank ukienomad
Potsdam, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth popping in. It is beautiful and has a model of the city c 1939. It would have been even more beautiful. The lift is unique in that it curves along the inside of the copper dome. This changes your balance a bit but that is all. The views are pretty stunning, worth the €3.

Thank Beckybumbledrop
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting free exhibition inside on the growth, bombing and subsequent rebuilding of Hannover. Stunning views from the top of the dome - well worth the 3Euro lift fee

Thank Julia M
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A historic part of Hannover. Its architecture is absolutely stunning and the view shouldn't be missed. You'll get to see the replica of Hannover before, during, and after the war and present day Hannover. Do not go here and miss going to the top. It is only €3 for adults and €2.50 for students... CHEAP! The ride to the top... More 

Thank TravelsofCorina
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I went to the city hall and it seems there is nothing in the interior. However, when you go up to the top and see the city view, you would not regret coming to the city hall. The ticket for the visit to the top must be purchased at the ground floor of city hall. There is 360 degrees view... More 

Thank agnespret
Hannover, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Inside the big hall you´ll find models of the city in different times of history but having good weather you should not miss to get a view over the city from the top. The elevator going up is a technical rarity because it doesn´t go up directly but on a rail connected to the inside of the cupola - very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Easy to walk to from the station and surrounding areas. You can enter and participate in a talk for a fee

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