Cities & Culture
Herrenhausen Palace Museum Hanover
The Herrenhausen Palace Museum in Hanover showcases Baroque treasures from the city in an exhibition space covering some 900 square metres. Visitors can come here for a stroll around the stunning gardens, which are home to some wonderful exotic plants.
The Baroque Herrenhausen Gardens are the finest indication of what Hanover was like when it was a seat of power. The Great Garden, the Berggarten and the Georgengarten make for a unique setting boasting historical buildings, sculptures, fountains, water features and an orangery. Herrenhausen Palace is surrounded by the Great Garden. Although it was destroyed during the Second World War, it has since been rebuilt with space for an important chapter in local history to be recounted in the side wings.
The original Baroque-style palace, created in several building phases, was redesigned in a Classicist style by the court architect at the time, Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves, between 1819 and 1821. It was used by the Guelph family as a summer residence. And now it is home to the Baroque treasures belonging to the Historical Museum in Hanover. Here, visitors can trace the eventful history of the Guelph residence, the Herrenhaus Palace and Gardens. The museum also regularly hosts special exhibitions. Castle opening times: Thursday to Sunday: 11 am–4 pm