Hannover is one of the cities you should visit in Germany, although during winter you should be ready to walk because it’s very cold (way colder than Paderborn).
As usual, here are some pictures of the day spent there.
1) The Central Station: The central station is the first stop when you visit the city and is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting stations so far. Outside it has the statue of Ernst August, the king of the city, built during the 19th century.
2) Walking from the station, you reach this clock, in German Kröpcke- Uhr, which is one of the symbols of the city. If you visit Hannover, you will notice that many people gather around it so that’s why I cropped the picture.
3) One of the contemporary monuments on Hannover was built to commemorate the Jews that lived in the city prior to WW2. Written on it is the list of their names, which is still being updated.
4) This is part of the old wall built to defend the old city. Walking from this point you can reach the Aegidienkirche, a church that was bombed during the Second World War. The city of Hannover decided to not reconstruct the church afterwards as you can see from the particular open-air structure.
5) The City Hall: The City Hall strikes tourists’attention for its beauty. We could also enjoy the event organized for Carnival, one of the most celebrated events in Germany (especially on 11.11 in Köln)
6) The monument “Göttingen-Sieben” represents teachers who opposed to the laws passed by the king. This statue was also used to criticize him.
7) Below are some of the pictures taken while walking around the city.
8) To conclude in a very sweet way, here is what I bought in the Lindt shop and in a cafeteria! (In the latter I had a delicious waffle with a hot chocolate.) I was there with the other students from my university, so we had a nice time together and we got to know eachother better.
See you soon,