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Was macht die Kunst?
For our hotel rooms Sebastian Peetz has created layouts of the former newspaper printed in the historic Kurierhaus with photographs of the sky above Hanover. You can also find more information about his art in your room as a flyer to take home - or download it here.
Hanover has green fingers. An impressive 10 percent of the city’s surface area belongs to mother nature, so it has definitely earned its nickname ‘the green city’. You can experience nature in its purest form in the urban forest. Just a stone’s throw from the centre of town, old half-timbered buildings make way for the largest city park in Europe, which consists of 6.4 square kilometres of forest. Or how about a touch of Versailles? You could easily mistake the Great Garden for the famous Parisian park. The Baroque fountains, mazes and open-air theatres have been popular places to rest and rejuvenate for over 300 years. But Hanover’s little garden is also a great place for a stroll. What other German metropolis can boast over 20,000 allotments? You could easily forget that you’re in Germany’s 13th largest city.
Soak up the city vibe with Motel One, your affordable design hotel in Hanover
Do you want to get to know Germany’s greenest city a little better? Then Motel One Hanover-Oper is the place to be. This modern design hotel on Georgstrasse is the ideal base from which to discover the most beautiful spots in the city. Looking for some art, culture and design? Then don’t miss out on a visit to the Staatsoper Hannover. This state-owned 19th-century building is located just a few minutes’ walk away from your hotel and puts on dance, music and theatre performances. How about taking a little trip to the Museum August Kestner? The oldest museum in Hanover will take you on an exciting journey through 6,000 years of art history. And we have good news for animal lovers: Hanover Adventure Zoo is also conveniently located. No matter whether you travel on foot or on the U-Bahn, in just a few minutes you’ll be face to face with the kings of the animal kingdom.
Is sightseeing high on your to-do list? Then what are you waiting for? You can make your way from the hotel directly to the New Town Hall. Even from a distance, this magnificent Wilhelmine-era building draws you in – just make sure you don’t leave your camera in your hotel room. After all, this ornately decorated, castle-like building is one of the most photographed sights in Hanover. You’ll next make your way through the old town. Take a leisurely stroll through the idyllic alleyways in the city’s historic centre, past old half-timbered buildings, medieval churches and quaint hotels. Ready to see the highlight of your tour? The Old Town Hall is the pride and joy of Hanover. This red-brick building has been capturing people’s attention since 1410. Need a break from sightseeing? No problem! You can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you for a while at the Maschsee lake. Located in the heart of the city, this picturesque local recreation area is the perfect place to stroll, jog or take part in water sports. Make yourself comfortable on the shore and enjoy an extra-large portion of Hanover tongue stew (Zungenragout).
Motel One Hanover-Oper, a hotel where you can feel at home
After an eventful day in Hanover, you’ll probably be ready for some rest and relaxation. And Motel One Hanover-Oper offers exactly that. Our central design hotel is your home away from home. Put your feet up after your sightseeing tour, take a nap in your comfortable bed or plan your next day’s activities using our free wifi. Are you still keen to discover more of Hanover? Then relax with a cool drink in our lobby and observe the hustle and bustle of the city through the stylish glass façade. And don’t be alarmed if the bar staff ask ‘Wonach jibbert’s denn?’ They’re only asking what you would like to drink in the traditional Hanoverian dialect.