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The first sound recording media.

The first sound recording media.

78s, long-playing records, music cassettes, CDs ... all these universally adopted inventions have their roots in Lower Saxony. In 1887, the Hannoverian inventor Emil Berliner unveiled the 78 record and the gramophone to play it on. His brother went on to found the Deutsche Grammophon record company, later part of PolyGram. Other pioneering inventions followed, including the LP, cassette and compact disc (CD).

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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. 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.

Upcoming dates:

05.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

Venue

Sprengel Museum
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1
30169 Hannover

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

The lake's the star at Hannover's Lake Maschsee Festival, with strolls on palm-lined promenades, dance evenings by the water's edge, boat trips and torchlight swimming. 

Lake Maschsee stretches for 2.4 kilometres and the 19-day programme features some 50 spots around the water as well as free concerts on four big stages. Every year around 1.8 million people lap up the mediterranean atmosphere in the heart of Lower Saxony's capital.

Upcoming dates:

31.07.2019 - 18.08.2019

Venue

Arthur-Menge-Ufer 1
30169 Hanovre

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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