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Museums in Hannover

 Museums in Hannover

Hanover or in German, Hannover is the capital of Lower Saxony and lies at the confluence of the River Leine and its tributary Ihme. Before it became the capital of Lower Saxony, Hanover was the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover (1814–1866), the Province of Hanover of the Kingdom of Prussia (1868–1918), and the Province of Hanover of the Free State of Prussia (1918–1946). From 1714 to 1837, Hanover was by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

The city is a major crossing point of railway lines and highways and the Hanover fairground, is the largest in the world. Hanover hosts annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair, CeBIT, the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the Schützenfest Hannover and the Oktoberfest Hannover.

“Hanover” is the traditional English spelling. The German spelling (with a double n) is becoming more popular in English.  The traditional English spelling is still used in historical contexts, primarily when referring to the British House of Hanover.

Museums and Art Galleries in Hannover

The Lower Saxony State Museum is the largest museum in Hanover. The State Gallery shows the European Art from the 11th to the 20th century, and the Nature Department shows the zoology, geology, botanic, geology and a Vivarium with fishes, insects, reptiles and amphibians. The Primeval Department shows the ancient history of Lower Saxony and the Folklore Department shows the cultures from all over the world.

The Sprengel Museum shows the art of the 20th century. The focus is put on the classical modernist art with the collection of German expressionism, and French cubism, the cabinet of abstracts, the graphics and the department of photography and media.

Other key Museums and Art Galleries in Hannover include:

  • Museum August Kestner
  • Wilhelm Busch Museum
  • Kestnergesellschaft
  • Aviation Museum Hannover-Laatzen

A Tour of Hannover’s Museums

Museums in Hannover

  • City:                   Hanover
  • German:            Hannover
  • Country:            Germany
  • State:                 Lower Saxony
  • Population:       1.1 million – Metro

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