"What to get where" Hannover Local Custom Tip by sabsi

Hannover Local Customs: 27 reviews and 26 photos

  Caipirinhas in Hannover
by sabsi

The biggest choice of English books:
Schmorl & von Seefeld, Kr?pcke

The biggest and most central post office: Leave the railway station at the front and turn right. Cross the street, it's there. Post office signs are yellow in Germany.

The Tourist Information: It's next to the post office I just told ya about.

Tram tickets: There are machines at every stop. Make sure you have the correct change - the machine doesn't give change. You can't buy the tickets on the train.

Shopping on Sundays: Only in the main station, normal shops are closed. Little things like cigarettes, bread, sweets or drinks you get at petrol stations or little shops called 'Kiosk' or 'Trinkhalle'

Concert or Cinema tickets: You can buy them in the big department stores, e.g. at 'Kaufhof' opposite the main station.

The best cocktails: At Chim?, a Southamerican Restaurant and bar at Lange Laube/corner Otto Brenner Strasse.

The best 'Currywurst': At 'Pl?mecke' - a pub in a part of Hannover called 'List'. It's a traditional, old fashioned place - and really popular. It's in Vo?strasse. German's chancellor Gerhard Schr?der used to go here I've heard!

Internet Access: There are some free terminals in the bookshop in the main station (upstairs) and also in Benetton Megastore in Georgstrasse the Internet terminals seemed free for me (but I am not sure about this). Apart from that you can find Internet cafes all over the city - but this is no 'Easy Everything' City yet...

English films: As you might know films are dubbed in Germany... unfortunately! But the new multiplex cinema 'Cinemaxx' at Raschplatz shows films in the original version (used to be 3 different ones, nowadays it's only one or two). Check www.cinemaxx.de for details.

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  • Updated Feb 23, 2003
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