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Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany -

Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony.

Hanover was formed by the union of several dynastic divisions of the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, with the sole exception of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. From 1714 to 1837, it was joined in a personal union with the United Kingdom, which terminated upon the accession in Britain of Queen Victoria as under the terms of Salic Law, a woman could not rule Hanover. Until 1803, when it was occupied by French and Prussian troops, Hanover was a constituent state of the Holy Roman Empire; when it regained independence in 1814, Hanover was raised to a kingdom, which lasted until 1866.

In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Hanover was annexed by Prussia and became the Province of Hanover.


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Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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1800 - Hannover was part of the Holy Roman Empire

1895 - Hanover / Hannover
Hanover, or Hannover, a province of Prussia, is bounded N. by the German Ocean, Holstein, and Lauenburg, from which it is separated by the Elbe, N.E. by Mecklen burg-Schwerin, E. by Prussian Saxony and Brunswick, S. by Prussian Saxony, Hesse-Nassau, and Rhenish Prussia, and W. by the Netherlands. It is of very irregular shape, and is divided into three distinct portions, the first, and by far the largest, forming Hanover proper, situated on the E., and tolerably compact; the second on the W., and separated from the former by Oldenburg and Rhenish Prussia, except where the continuity is maintained by a narrow tract not more than 6 miles wide; and the third in the S., completely isolated from the other two. Besides these three principal there are three minor portions, all in the S., and a range of sandy islands lining the coast. Within the territory are included part of Brunswick and the free town of Bremen. Area, 14,856 square miles...

As a whole, Hanover is very thinly peopled,...

Hanover, a city of Prussia, capital of the province of Hanover, on the Leine, an affluent of the Weser, 83 miles S. by W. of Hamburg. Lat. 52° 22' 16" N. ; Lon. 9° 44' 40" E. Railways connect it with the principal North German towns. It is built on a sandy plain, enclosed by planted walks, and divided by the river (here crossed by several bridges) into an old and a new town (with which have been incorporated a number of suburbs), the latter regularly laid out, with many stately edifices and a number of beautiful parks. On the Waterlooplatz is the Waterloo Column, 154 feet in height, erected to the Hanoverians who fell at Waterloo. The principal edifices and institutions are the royal Salace, the palace of Ring Ernest Augustus, the old town- all, several interesting churches, opera-house, arsenal, a splendid theatre, the Hanover Provincial Museum (with collections of paintings and objects of natural history), the Kestner Museum, the polytechnic institute (one of the leading... Read MORE...

2023 - Hanover in Lower Saxony is a fantastic city with a lot to offer. Here's a mix of places to visit and things to do:
Herrenhausen Gardens: Start your exploration with these stunning baroque gardens. The Great Garden, in particular, is a masterpiece of garden design with its fountains, parterres, and sculptures.

Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen: These gardens are a must-visit. The Berggarten within Herrenhausen is also noteworthy, especially for its botanical collections and the sea life in the aquarium.

Hanover Zoo: It's one of the best zoos in Germany. Spend a day here exploring the various exhibits and enjoying the shows.

Hanover Adventure Zoo: This is an extension of the zoo and is designed for families. It offers a range of activities and experiences, making it an exciting visit for kids.

Maschsee Lake: A beautiful lake in the heart of the city, offering opportunities for a leisurely walk, cycling, or even taking a boat trip.

New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus): An iconic building with a stunning view from the dome. You can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of... Read MORE...

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