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After picking up your hire car from Hannover Airport, your journey in this beautiful part of northern Germany begins. Step off the plane and into a car and embrace the endless possibilities on the road ahead. Your next destination is only a relaxing drive away.
Just a 20-minute drive from Hannover Airport in your rental car is Hannover’s city centre. You’ll soon find an array of attractions waiting to be discovered. Head to Hannover’s charming historic town to appreciate the distinctive half-timbered buildings and enjoy the independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
‘Small is beautiful’ is the motto here and it’s easy to see why. Don’t miss visiting the New Town Hall to admire its castle-like architecture that looks particularly impressive lit up at night. Panoramic views of the surroundings can be enjoyed from the roof. Other sights not to miss include the Opera House, the Aegidienkirche church ruins and the Sprengel Museum with its fine collection of modern art.
Hannover is great for retail therapy. An upscale shopping experience can be found along the elegant boulevard of Georgstrasse or at the trendy Ernst-August-Galerie shopping mall, while more traditional shops are located at the likes of Platz der Weltausstellung.
A wander around the bustling Hannover Market Hall provides a vibrant taste of day-to-day life; fresh local produce and international specialities can be purchased here. This is also a place for socialising with friends over a meal or for coffee.
With a car hire from Hannover Airport, you have complete control over how to spend your quality time. From historic architecture and museums to intriguing medieval towns and stunning natural scenery, there’s plenty to discover.
Around a 30-minute drive south of Hannover centre is the town of Pattensen, which is dominated by the majestic Marienburg Castle. Dramatically located on a hill, this fairytale 19th-century masterpiece is regarded as the finest example of neo-Gothic architecture in Germany. Guided tours around the authentic interiors are available.
Just under 50km outside of Hannover is the historic town of Hamelin, which is associated with the famous ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’ folklore. Surrounded by hills, this picturesque place on the River Weser is perfect for walking, cycling and boat trips. Renaissance buildings can be seen in the main town and open-air performances of the Pied Piper story can be enjoyed at the Hochzeitshaus.
Situated on the banks of the River Alle in the Lower Heath area of Lower Saxony, the historic town of Celle is the place to visit for historic architecture and museums. Interesting sights here include Celle Palace which was formerly a 13th-century castle and characterful timber-framed houses, such as the Hoppener Haus which features five talking street lamps in front of its façade.
With an Avis hire car in Hannover, an unforgettable road trip is guaranteed.
Hannover driving guide
Want a quick guide to the rules of the roads in Germany? We’ve unlocked them for your journey.
Driving around Germany
If you’re travelling around Germany in your rental car make sure you stay within the speed limit and enjoy the beautiful sights along the way.
Find your way
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax and discover Hannover in comfort and style.
Your car hire at Hannover Airport awaits. The open roads are yours to explore. All you have to do is pick up the keys.