This pic of The New Town Hall (Das neue Rathaus) was taken from my hotel room balcony. I just stood there every evening enjoying the view of this magnificent building and was lucky enough to see the inside of it just before we left. It was built between 1901 and 1913 and replaced the old town hall built in the 14th century.
The French artist Niki de Saint Phalle created the bright and trendy figures called "Nanas" They have become synonymous with Hannover and you fins all kinds of souvenirs and postcards featuring them.
The Herrenhauser Gardens is one of the big attractions of the city and covers 135 hectares. There are different sections to the gardens ranging from statues and fountains to English style landscapes, botanical collections and rare plants. Unfortunately we were there in late autumn and there wasn't much to the gardens, but they were still breath taking. I can't imagine what they would look like in spring and summer.
Tomorrow I will finish of with Germany in Hannover's old town area.