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on the high bank of the Leine
Tales from medieval Hanover
Hanover – such a beautiful city. And so full of history! Present-day Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, emerged from a series of small, medieval settlements. Merchants and craftsmen built their huts and roads along the banks of the River Leine and, by doing so, they laid the foundations – quite literally – for the excellent infrastructure and location of the city of Hanover and our Motel One hotel.
If, during your stay at our affordable design hotel, you decide to take a wander through the cobbled streets of Hanover’s old town, you’re sure to come across one or two buildings from times gone by: the Beginenturm tower, the last fully preserved tower of Hanover’s medieval fortifications; the Kreuzkirche, a church consecrated in 1333; the ruins of St. Nicholas’ Chapel, the oldest building in Hanover; and the remains of the fortified city wall itself. Unlike in the case of our hotel in Hanover, design played rather a minor role in the construction processes of the time – but the stories told by these centuries-old stones are astonishing in their own way. So, when you book a stay at our affordable Motel One hotel in Hanover, you’re also booking a little trip through time to medieval Hanover. And this journey to the past, right in the city centre, won’t involve any effort on your part, because Hannover Hauptbahnhof – the city's main train station, also located in the old town – is just a stone’s throw from our hotel.
Market, Messe, Motel One hotel
In addition to Hanover’s city walls, the Marktkirche, a church built in the 14th century, and the Marktbrunnen fountain still stand in the old market square. And from there, it’s just a few minutes to the Market Hall, a listed building and a paradise for all foodies – including those with a sweet tooth! In here, you’ll find all you need to tantalise your taste buds. So, you don’t have to wander far from our design hotel Motel One to find a cheap lunch or afternoon snack.
And speaking of hotels in Hanover: our affordable design hotel in the city centre is anything but medieval. Expect modern design, stylish rooms decorated with works by local artists, free wifi and, of course, a generous buffet breakfast, which has something for everyone – including vegetarian and vegan guests.
So, if you’re coming to Hanover to attend a trade fair (‘Messe’), you can fortify yourself for the long day ahead with a hearty breakfast and then, in the evening, rest and relax in a box-spring bed.
And by the way, did you know that the Hanover trade fair site is one of the three largest in the world? In addition to the Hannover Messe, it also plays host to the Expo, CeBit and IAA trade fairs. And thanks to the city’s superb infrastructure, you can reach your trade fair directly from our design hotel.
Art and culture in Hanover
Longing for a little music to restore your equilibrium after a day full of stimulating, perhaps even inspirational, conversations at a trade fair? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hanover has held the title of ‘UNESCO City of Music’ since 2014. This city is shaped by a unique, diverse music scene, buzzing with a wide range of musical groups and genres: from pop and rock to contemporary sounds and melodies. Who knows, perhaps you’ll fancy dropping by Jazz Club Hannover at the end of the day?
One thing’s for sure: if you’re planning to book our affordable design hotel for a (musical) city break or as part of a cultural event, rest assured you'll find everything you need for an all-round awesome stay. There are numerous cultural and sightseeing attractions right on our doorstep: Staatsoper Hannover, the city’s opera house, and Opernplatz right in front of it; the Kröpcke clock; the Leibnizhaus, a reconstructed 15th-century townhouse; the Schauspielhaus (theatre); and the old and new town halls. Measuring 97 metres tall and 130 metres wide, the new town hall is one of Hanover’s key landmarks and took 12 years to build. If you’re interested in architecture, you should also pay a visit to Leibniz University Hannover: the Welfenschloss, the main university building, was built in the 19th century, at the time of the Kingdom of Hanover under George V, and was used by the royal family as a summer residence.
The green side of Hanover
Just as Hanover in summertime once enticed royalty to visit, the city continues to captivate visitors today with its green spaces. And in our design hotel, the stylish setting will make you feel at least as elegant as those high-born nobles – surrounded by art and exquisite interiors, and not far at all from the city’s little oases of calm. The many parks, Eilenriede City Park, Hanover’s Herrenhausen Gardens – wherever you go, you’ll be greeted by the city’s green spaces, where you can walk, relax and marvel at your surroundings. The Maschsee lake is also easy to reach from our design hotel. Once there, you can swim, sail, hire a pedalo – or stay on dry land and walk, jog or cycle along the six-kilometre lakeside trail.
If you have a little more time at your disposal and fancy some time out by the sea or in the great outdoors, you can head towards the North Sea, to the beach or – in the opposite direction – towards the Harz region. So, don’t forget to pack your hiking boots and a swimming costume!
Whatever you have planned for your trip to the capital of Lower Saxony, at our design hotel, you can expect a warm welcome in a prime location, with superb transport links that’ll take you to all the city’s most beautiful and historic spots in no time at all.
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