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Think locally, act globally!
Think globally, act locally!

Leibnizhaus am Holzmarkt in der Altstadt. In dem nachgebildeten Bau unterhält die Universität Hannover ein Gästehaus. Im Foyer sind Faksimiles von Leibniz-Aufzeichnungen zu sehen, zum Beispiel der berühmte Neujahrsbrief.

Treppe aus den 50ern im Foyer des Conti-Hochhauses, Universität Hannover, am Königsworther Platz. Hier wurden auch Szenen zu dem Hacker-Film “23” aufgenommen.

Hanover has numerous attractions. Many of them are in the immediate vicinity or within easy reach of the hostel. For the artistically-minded, the Glocksee and Graffiti Gallera are only 100 footsteps away and the trendy Café Indiego with its Hip Hop programme is just around the corner. There are several  restauramts nearby including the German „Pfannkuchenhaus“, Spanish „La Gamba“, Italian „Ristorante Roma“, and a Sushi Bar.

Buses and trams, which depeat frequently from stops just outside the hostel, enable guests to reach the city centre in under ten minutes. The city attractions include the Altstadt (old town), with its 14th century chruch and old town hall, the flea market (every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), the shopping precinct, the opera, the zoo, severak museums and the „new“ town hall, whose dome is reached by the only inclined lift in Germany.
Further informations on the city‘s sights can be obtained at the tourist information office, which is located only a short distance from the main railway station.

Despite its proximity to the city centre, the hostel also gives guests the opportunity to get closer to nature. The river Ihme is nearby, as are the beautiful Baroque Gardens of Herrenhausen, which include the unique Rainforest House. hanover Univercity and the Wilhelm Busch Museum are only a short walk from  the Gardens. Finally, Hannover offers lots of opportunities for sport. There are tennis courts and a leisure centre not far from the hostel. The city as whole is very cycle-friendly.

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