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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!


31.08.2017 - 29.10.2017

01.11.2017 - 07.01.2018


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


The Schützenfest fair in Hannover ranks as the biggest of its kind in the world. 

For ten days, over 250 fairground rides, carousels, try-your-luck stalls and drinks stands transform the capital of Lower Saxony into one gigantic funfair. The highlight is the riflemen's parade when more than 10,000 riflemen, dancers, artistes and entertainers together with numerous magnificent floats form a twelve-kilometre procession that makes its way through the city centre.


29.06.2018 - 08.07.2018


Bruchmeisterallee 1
30169 Hanover