Fly To Hannover, Germany
Known to some as the ‘EXPO’ city, Hannover reflects modern Europe as it hosts some of the EU’s most important technology exhibitions in precision German style.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans travelling to Europe require a Schengen Visa to enter Germany. Find out more about how to apply for a German Schengen Visa.
- The closest South African Embassy to Hannover is located in Berlin: Tiergartenstrasse 18, 10785, Berlin, Germany. Tel +49-30-220730.
See and do
The gardens at Herrenhausen are a replica of the gardens surrounding Versailles near Paris. Constructed in the 17th century, the Baroque styled grounds are famous throughout the world.
Hannover Zoo is one of the best animal sanctuaries in Europe and you should allow a full day for viewing. Adult tickets cost 23 Euro’s.
Castle Marienburg is 20Km from Hannover and tours are a must. You will be transported back to a time when grand halls, turrets and battlements which command superb views of the surrounding countryside were the order of the day.
If you’re there in autumn then you’ll have the privilege of having your trip coincide with the second biggest Oktoberfest in the world. The festival takes place from the end of September to mid-October and is Mecca for German beer fanatics. When it comes to food, no trip to Germany is complete without trying Deutsche sausage. Wurst Basar is the McDonald’s of the German sausage and we mean that in the nicest way possible.
Germany boasts one of the best public transport systems in the world and Hannover is no exception. Visitors can buy day passes which provide limitless trips throughout the city. Hannover cards are also a good bet for tourists and begin at under 10 Euro’s a day for limitless usage of public transport, as well as discounts for museums. Hannover’s central location and high speed rail connections means that the city acts as the perfect hub for exploring the rest of the country. A trip to Berlin takes under 1.5 hours from Hannover by train.
Hannover Airport – HAJ
Food and beverage: Food is available in the Movenpick restaurant, as well as Bistro & Eventflache.
Currency Exchange: Money exchange machines can be located at arrivals.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be reported to your individual carrier. Only luggage lost within the terminal should be reported in the airport itself.
Airport Hotels: The closest Hotels to the airport are the Movenpick Hotel, Suttgart Messe and Hirsch Hotel Gehrung.
Car Hire: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Euromobil and Sixt.