7 Good Reasons to Come to Hannover
A Safe City!
Germany is one of the safest countries in the world. This level of safety extends to visitors of Hannover. Besides a safe environment, there are several aspects of Hannover which make it a comfortable city to live in.
University and Industry!
The Leibniz University’s field of science and technology is well known around the world for its excellent reputation. It is even part of the TU9, the top 9 Institues of Technology in Germany. Additionally, Hannover is home to several international companies including Continental and Volkswagen. Furthermore, Hannover is an expo city and hosts the two largest exhibitions of its kind in the world: The Hannover Industry Expo and CEBIT. All of this a result of the collaboration of research and industry.
We speak German!
Unlike in many other regions of Germany, Hannoveraners speak German as it is written. Because of this, the German spoken by the people in the city and area around Hannover is the considered the purest form of German. “Hochdeutsch” or "high-German" has little to no dialect.
The Greenest City!
In 2011, Hannover was voted the greenest big city in Germany. Numerous parks are spread throughout the city. The Eilenriede, one of the biggest city-forests in Europe, is ideal for a jog or a casual walk. For those seeking more recreational activities in Hannover, the Maschsee, a man-made lake in the city centre, or the famous Herrenhäuser baroque Garden are great places to visit.
Hannover is the “City of short distances.” A wide range of public transport systems including several bus routes and 11 underground railway connections are offered. All of these can be accessed by students with the Semster-Ticket which allows unlimited usage of these facilities. Furthermore, Hannover boasts an excellent bicycle-path-network which is over 500km long and runs throughout the whole city.
Hannover is the capital of the Federal State of Lower-Saxony and lies in the heart of Germany. All the important transport routes, from north to south, from east to west, roads or rails, all go through Hannover. A trip to Berlin, for example, takes about 1.5 hours by train. If a trade city is more appealing to you, Hamburg is only a 2 hour long train ride away! In addition, the city is connected with the world thanks to Hannover's small international airport.
Live at low prices!
In comparison to many other big cities in Germany, one can live in Hannover at a relatively low price. Both the cost-of-living and rent are very moderate compared to other cities in Germany.