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Hannover - Kröpcke

Hannover – shopping par excellence

Germany’s most extensive pedestrian zone including gallerias, department stores and specialist shops is cause for excitement far beyond the borders of Lower Saxony. In the Ernst-August-Galleria 150 shops, gastronomy and lifestyle can be browsed on three floors whatever the weather. Further shopping facilities present themselves in the Niki-de-Sait-Phalle-Promenade, the Kröpke-Arcade and the Luise Galleria. The Old Town with its half-timbered houses, boutiques and pubs offers a pleasant shopping atmosphere.


The GOP Variety Theatre Hannover is the only theatre of its kind in Germany still playing at the original 1920s to 1950s site. This is a place where you can admire some of the world's best artistes and acrobats, and laugh along with great comedians, oddball characters and witty compères. A fantastic selection of food and drink only adds to the evening's pleasure. All in all, the GOP can offer you a fantastic night out in Lower Saxony's regional capital Hannover.

Hannover is where Germany's hugely successful chain of GOP Variety Theatres first got started. The city's Georgspalast (GOP for short) was built over the course of 1912 and 1913 as a business centre and set of offices. From the mid-1920s onwards, the Georgspalast – its inhouse café-restaurant – became a focal point for jazz-oriented music in Hannover and a popular dancing venue with a modern feel. After the war, the building's new proprietor Wilhelm Hirte opened the GOP Variety Theatre (timing the opening to coincide with the first Hannover trade fair) and, a little later, the Gondel Bar in the Georgspalast. The first event using both venues took place on 25 May 1948. The theatre quickly took off, with famous singers, popular actors and film stars making appearances. Almost everyone who was anyone in show business performed here during the 1950s. Paul Hörbiger and Gert Fröbe were both booked at the theatre, as were Josephine Baker, Olga Chekhova, Heinz Erhardt and Zarah Leander. Nevertheless the GOP Variety Theatre closed its doors in 1962 and only reopened 30 years later in 1992. The legendary Gondel restaurant followed in its footsteps in 2001 and is once again offering great food and wine. Dinner and a show – a beloved institution has returned to Hannover!


01.11.2017 - 07.01.2018


GOP Varieté-Theater Hannover
Georgstraße 36
30159 Hanover
Fon: +49 (0)511 30 18 67 10


World-class art is on show at the Sprengel Museum, which opened in 1979 in Lower Saxony's regional capital Hannover. It ranks as one of the major museums of 20th and 21st century art, with German Expressionism and French modernism particularly well represented. Additions to its collection in recent decades reflect the key movements in modern art – from Kurt Schwitters to Niki de Saint Phalle.

The museum's foundation dates back to a gift from Margit and Bernhard Sprengel, who donated their extensive modern art collection to the city of Hannover in 1969. Hannover's existing 20th century art collections were also moved to the new Museum of Modern Art building, which was renamed Sprengel Museum Hannover in 1984. Comprehensive collections of the works of artists such as Paul Klee, Emil Nolde and Max Beckmann, and the Brücke and Blue Rider schools are featured. Another well-represented aspect of classical modernism is Surrealism, with works by Max Ernst and Dadaists such as Hans Arp. Cubism can be seen in major pieces by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and Henri Laurens among others. The world's largest Kurt Schwitters collection is a cornerstone of the museum. In the year 2000 one of the 20th century's most influential artists Niki de Saint Phalle donated to the museum more than 400 works representing all the major phases of her creative career.


18.02.2017 - 31.12.2018

06.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

23.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

05.11.2017 - 08.04.2018

22.11.2017 - 18.02.2018


Sprengel Museum
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1
30169 Hannover


Early music, contemporary music, musical theatre, installations, performances and film concerts all feature on the diverse programme of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen arts festival, held on the outskirts of Hannover

The focus tends to be on innovative works, premieres and inhouse productions, many of which transcend genres. It all takes place at the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, whose Grosser Garten is one of the foremost baroque gardens in Europe.


18.05.2018 - 03.06.2018


Herrenhäuser Gärten
Herrenhäuser Straße 4
30419 Hannover