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The city has its own, unique charm. It is the perfect start for a relaxed camper tour. Take a short city tour, discover the area and then head out into the world with your campervan.
Using public transportation to our roadsurfer station
From the main station:
S3 to Ahlten → Train to Ahlten Edelerstraße → 11 minutes walk to roadsurfer (about 33 minutes)
Parking in Hannover
Parking garage Andreaestraße (270 parking spaces) |
Three minutes walk to Kröpcke Clock.
3 Euro for 2 hours |
Clearance height 2.10 metres
Longing for an adventure with your loved ones? Roadsurfer has many different camper models to suit you and your needs. Check out which models are waiting for you in Hannover:
2nd driver included
Free rebooking and cancellation up to 48h before the trip
Road assistance and comprehensive insurance
Harald Schmidt, a popular German television personality, once said (roughly translated): Hanover is not in the middle of nowhere, but you can see this “middle of nowhere” quite well from there. Hanover is the city with great exhibitions and trade show such as the Expo2000. Apart from that, what is it that this city offers? Is it not rather boring, ugly and provincial? Would you agree? Never! We thought so. The state capital of Lower Saxony offers many amazing opportunities for a variety of tastes. Relax in the middle of this big city, that inhabits over half a million people. It is a green city. It is relaxed. It is hip. What else could you need? Camper rental in Hanover: Start your camping trip here and see for yourself. With a little of our help, you will do just amazing.
Roadsurfer provides the perfect vehicles for your campertrip. Eat! Sleep! Travel! Repeat! All that in your campervan that you could be renting in Hanover. Before you hit German roads with your Volkswagen T6 though, explore Hanover and stay a while. We have enlisted the most important sights of the city further below for you to get a first impression. We also included some of our favorite places that you will not find in any guidebook. After your visit you will be impressed by this metropolis and probably return sooner than you know. Maybe you want to settle here? Sounds like a plan? We think it is a great plan, so start your road trip now and rent your campervan in Hanover.
Ticking off boxes on the list is easy. Consulting a tour guide is easy. Discovering the city all by yourself can be easy. This way you get to know Hanover way better and it is much lovelier than being dragged around particular places. The best way to explore Hanover is by city district and on foot. This way, you will recognize the many different facets of this beautiful town and find something for everyone. Each neighborhood has a particular charm and this way of sight seeing ensures, that you will not miss out on anything.
Linden is definitely the most hip and young district across town. Super chic old buildings in an Art Nouveau style, mixed with clinker style houses and fronts with nice graffiti art works make this a unique neighborhood. Even though most buildings have their best times behind them, they are quite well preserved and nice to look at. The former working-class district ranks as the most attractive area to live in Hanover, especially among artists and the creative minds.
Hip shops, cute cafes and unique boutiques characterize the image of this quarter. Between numerous graffiti paintings, you can discover so much in this area. There is also a mystery to solve. Do you dare? There are cherries stuck to the facades of many houses and nobody knows who did it and why. Take some time and try solving the puzzle. It will be fun! Also, this trend is spreading all over the city, so get some hints in other neighborhoods
Apart from great cityscapes, there is river “Ihme, where you can relax during summer and take a bath in the soon, drink a cool beer, tiptoe around the sandy beach and enjoy your time being. Do you want to spent more time at the water? Borrow a SUP and board it here, start exploring Hanover this way.
roadsurfer tip: Hanover is the capital of the purest German dialect: High German. Get a feel for the language here, because compared to other places it is quite easy to adjust to. Walk around Limmerstrasse with a beer in your hand and discover the beautiful town.
Location of Leibniz University with the “Welfenschloss” as its main building. That is a huge part of this neighborhood. You run into a mass of students like nowhere else. You will feel taken back to your own time at university. As you can imagine, the highest density of bicycles is found here as well. If you squint, you feel like you are in Amsterdam with its long lines of bicycles.
Nordstadt is one of the greenest are in town.“Herrenhaeuser” Gardens are close by and its huge park including the castle from the 17th century, which brings a kind of French familiarity to the north of Germany. In addition to the park and the large garden, there are many small gardens to discover such as “Berggarten”, “Georgengarten” and “Welfengarten”, which are all incredibly peaceful. If you want to visit the castle, you have to pay 8 Euro entrance fee and it is worth it.
The center of Hanover is simply called “Mitte” (translated as middle). Many important sights of the city are located in this area. In order for you to discover every inch and sight of this part, there is a “Roter Faden” that leads you across the district and past the most important attractions. It is like a city tour but without any guide. Starting point is the main station, where you can pick up your campervan. So why not start right away? If you are interested, you can buy an accompanying booklet with a practical map, helpful insider knowledge and historical information just for three Euro. Head towards the Opera House and the New Town Hall, that way it is easier.
Even though it is not the city center, the lake is regarded one of the main attractions of Hanover. The “Maschpark” is located right behind the town hall. Just stroll around and enjoy the sun and the water front. If you want to be active, rent a boat, a kayak or a sailing boat and head out.
Campervan hire in Hanover: Continue further on your tour past the “Leineschloss” (castle) and the three “Nanas” on the mile where there are many other sculptures as well. Head towards the old town, past the “Marktkirche” and the Old Town Hall until you arrive back at the main station again. This tour takes roughly two hours.
roadsurfer tip: From the top of the town hall you will get a fantastic view over the city. Get up there with a fully glazed sloping elevator.
If you could not find any place to relax and calm down, well, you did something wrong. In addition to the approximately 2.4 kilometer long and 180 x 530 meter wide “Maschsee” and the “Herrenhaeuser” Gardens, there is the largest inner city urban forest in the whole of Europe. It is called the “Eilenriede” and consists of 640 hectares, which is even larger than Central Park in New York. If you head outside the city, it continues to get greener and greener. “Steinhuder Meer” is a square kilometer huge lake that invites you with its surrounding greenery to relax. Campervan hire in Hanover.
If you get there you will probably want to have a break. Have some delicious food. If you arrive in the morning enjoy some tasty breakfast. The cafe on “Emmichplatz” offers sandwiches, cereals, eggs and anything you could wish for all day long. You can enjoy your breakfast whenever you feel like it. This is a hot spot among many locals, hence, book a table in advance to make sure you get a taste of the great food
Roadsurfer tip: If you are looking for a place to leave the world outside, especially during rainy times and winter, visit the “Teestuebchen” (tea house). It is a cute and quaint shop, that offers home made baked goods and hot tea, coffee and chocolate.
You are looking to have lunch across town? You can find many options around Hanover. Characterized by an international flair, you will have many food options from traditionally German, to Italian and Vietnamese. If you prefer local foods, look anywhere where they offer asparagus and beer from local breweries. This is the right address for you.
What is after breakfast and lunch? Right, dinner! Head to “Bronco’s” close to the “Black Bear”. This is a scenic bar with a mixed crowed, that includes hip creatives, students, business people and hippies. There are special themes on some evenings. Check their calendar in order to prepare for an amazing night out in Hanover.
The city offers a variety of great camping opportunities for you and your campervan. Campervan hire in Hanover – our tips are as follows:
Another great thing about Hanover? Its centrally located in Germany. Hamburg and Berlin are quite close by and the Northern Sea is a stone’s throw away as well. Accordingly, it is worthwhile to start traveling in Hanover, explore the city first, and head further north to explore more of Germany and Europe after that.
roadsurfer tip: How about “Lueneburger Heide”? The forest area is well known and liked among Germans and especially during fall it will be an amazing, colorful experience due to the change of leaves.
Campervan hire in Hanover – want to head further north? Leave Germany? Well, we cannot hinder you, but we will help you. Take the motorway A1 and E47 until you reach the coast. Afterward, step onto a ferry and of to Copenhagen within about 6.5 hours. Amsterdam though is even closer. The journey takes about four hours. Take the motorway A30 and A1 and head to the Dutch capital. Feel like going east? Head towards Poland with your campervan. You will reach the border in Szczecin in under five hours.
It is always sad when an adventurous trip comes to an end. But there is always next year, next month, next week. We are here with the perfect campervans for you to hire. Come back to Hanover and try out another campervan. We are looking forward to seeing you again and enjoy some fine stories of all your experiences. First of all though, rent your camper, come to Hanover and enjoy your first roadtrip with one of the roadsurfer campervans.