Hannover travel guide

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You're Going to Love Hannover

With a population of 515,140, Hannover is the largest city in Lower Saxony, Germany by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Hannover

Mitte is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Hannover. These include popular favourites such as Kenibo Ramen Bar (10 Kramerstraße), WeinBasis (2 Lärchenstraße) and Rossini (5 Ferdinandstraße). If you’re looking for affordable options, 6 Sinne Hannover (16 Heiligerstrasse) and Beef & Reef (1 Oesterleystraße) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Georgen Terrassen (An d. Graft 3), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Restaurant Handwerk (Altenbekener Damm 17), in Mitte. For delicious green meals, Rüpel (Kötnerholzweg 30) and Le Feu Hannover (Bödekerstraße 46) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Hannover.

When to visit Hannover

Hannover in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 73
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hannover in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 73
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hannover in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Hannover, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Hannover


When flying to Hannover, you’ll arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located 6 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Hannover from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 40m.


Deutsche Bahn is the most popular train carrier serving Hannover, followed by FlixTrain. The train journey from Hannover to Frankfurt am Main takes 3h 35m and costs around C$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Stuttgart, expect to pay about C$ 36 for a 5h 40m trip. Located 0.6 miles from the city centre, Hannover Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB, located 0.7 miles from the centre.


Another option to get to Hannover is to pick up a car rental from Frankfurt am Main, which is about 163 miles from Hannover. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ok Mobility, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hannover, including FlixBus, Sindbad and BerlinExpressen. From Hamburg, the bus ride to Hannover takes 120 miles and will cost you around C$ 29. From Frankfurt am Main, the ticket costs about C$ 63 for a journey of 260 miles. Hannover’s bus station is located 18 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Hannover

Airlines serving Hannover

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Where to stay in Hannover

Average rates range from around C$ 171 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 207 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include ibis Hannover City and B&B Hotel Hannover-Lahe. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Hannover, with prices from C$ 51 to C$ 808 per night. Döhren-Wülfel is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Hannover are about 41% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Mitte - In Hannover’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hotel Savoy Hannover, DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof and Novotel Suites Hannover.

Most popular hotel in Hannover by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Hannover

Most booked hotels in Hannover

Novotel Hannover
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 136+
Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 118+
Novotel Suites Hannover
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 107+
Intercityhotel Hannover
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 116+
Wyndham Hannover Atrium
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
C$ 89+
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Renting a car in Hannover

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 63% more expensive than at Hannover.

Expect to pay C$ 2.61 per litre in Hannover (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 31.22 and C$ 41.63. The most frequently booked car type in Hannover is Economy (Opel Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (MG HS or similar) are, on average, 44% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.