Hannover companies-party on on the Maschseefest and in Linden
Hanover and activities? Those who think of Hannover are likely to spontaneously include terms such as trade fair, CeBIT, Airport, Langenhagen, Hannover 96 or even zoo. Those who think back are still throwing the World Exhibition "Expo 2000", which Hanover was the first German city to be able to orient. Politically interested people still call the state capital of Lower Saxony. Those who like to celebrate, still control the Maschseefest. There are many possibilities for activities in Hanover. However, many people think of Hanover as the "most boring city in Germany", which is also the result of a quick search at Google. Even Gaby and I had little relation to Hanover despite the proximity to Bremen.
We were therefore very pleased that Anja von Travelontoast.de and Janett of Teilzeitreisender.de have organized another great travel blogger meeting together with Hannover Tourism and the Hotel Crowne Plaza. After the weekend we can see that Hannover is a great destination and has a lot to offer for a wide variety of activities! Coming from Bremen you are in the middle of Hanover in just under an hour by free highway. More about our activities in Hanover is coming now! Party on Hanover!
After check-in at the Crown Plaza, we had enough time to discover the other travel bloggers in Hanover. Fortunately, the location of the hotel behind the main station is very central and ideal for activities in Hanover. After just ten minutes of walking we were already standing directly in the pedestrian zone at "Kröpcke". The Kröpcke Square is one of the central meeting points of Hanover. With the "Kröpcke Watch" You can also photograph one of the landmarks of Hanover. The Pedestrian zone (Georgstraße) of Hanover belongs to the five visited shopping streets to Frankfurt (Zeil), Munich (Kaufingerstraße Strasse), Düsseldorf (Flinger Strasse) and Cologne (sign Alley), Gem. Statista.
Also the weather meant well with us, so we could explore the dry foot of the city centre. In addition to the typical retail chains that are now found in all major cities, Hanover also has a lot of beautiful cafes.
On the way back to the hotel we went with a small swerve then passed the opera of Hanover, which offers another great photo motif in the city. The inner city itself is unfortunately characterized by many functional buildings. So our tour guide knew the next day also to report that the city center in the Second World War to ca. 90% was destroyed. Those who want to see the old architecture of Hanover can still experience this in the outer parts of the city such as Linden.
Get to know travel bloggers
Anja and Janett had at the meeting about 40 travel bloggers who had travelled from all over Germany. So it was exciting to get to know other bloggers at the great food at the hotel's restaurant Swiss Hof. With Alexa and Daniel from Hey Hannover and Anna von Anna always on the road and Max von Hostelmax were for example also "locals" with it. It was also exciting to exchange views with other bloggers such as Barbara von Barbaralicious or Oliver von Woandersein.com or talk to Nina von Gottundbratkartoffeln about God and fried potatoes and with Sarah and Stefan von Küstenrausch.de other bloggers from To get to know Bremen. From Düsseldorf, Peter and Becky came from work-travel-balance. It was also nice to meet Tanja from wellness-traveller and Eva von Burgdame again or to invisible with Jasmin from Onmyjourney. The time was unfortunately far too short to entertain with all the participants.
Hotel Crowne Plaza-a good city hotel in a central location of Hanover
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hanover is one of three German Crowne Plaza hotels and belongs to the IHG Hotel group. It is rated in Hanover with four stars. Currently the hotel is completely renovated. On our floor, all work was happily completed. The room was clean and comfortable. It is worth mentioning that there is the possibility to prepare coffee/tea in the room. How nice it would be if this would be a standard in any hotel! Another highlight (for business travellers) is the iron, which also belongs to the standard equipment of the room. The hotel is otherwise mainly a business hotel. On weekends it offers a good starting point for a short break or a city trip to Hanover due to the location of normal tourists. If you arrive by car, you can park directly in the hotel's parking garage. The underground garage of the Labour court is a little cheaper to park on a street.
Dining in the Swiss court-Crowne Plaza Hannover
The Crowne Plaza has used the "get acquainted" evening and has spoiled the guests with a very tasty meal under the motto "Small Kitchen Party". Starting with smoked tofu, veal tartar or marinated Urtomate, it then went to the "1-hour organic egg", the suckling piglet shoulder "BBQ style" and the poached salmon over. All in all delicious and a nice start to a great weekend!
Hannover National Beverage and regional speciality-Lüttje location
Crowning graduation was with the dessert of the chocolate cakes and the Fourme d ' Ambert. Sandra from Hannover Marketing did not let us all still show the "Lüttje situation". "Lüttje Lage" is a high-Hanover speciality consisting of a glass of grain and a small glass of beer, which one drinks together. The special challenge is to hold the two glasses in such a way that the grain goes into the beer and then with the beer in the mouth. It is, of course, a local experience that goes with it. Our thing was it despite the fun then surely not really… Tastes are different. There was already the Guinness in the English pub "Jack the Ripper's" in a quaint basement vault right on the Kröpcke, which we still visited at the end of the evening with some other bloggers.
Deep Sleep and Breakfast
We would also like to mention that the beds were super comfortable. The Crowne Plaza advertises with a "feeling of absolute relaxation" and a special sleep program, which also includes aromatherapy (getting used to). Whether the feeling of absolute relaxation came from the mattress, the aromatherapy or simply the "Lüttje location", we could not find any more. We both slept deep and hard. And so the next morning it went absolutely deep relaxed to the breakfast buffet.
The breakfast buffet at the Crowne Plaza is definitely one of the better buffets we have seen in hotels so far. It's all there, what the heart desires in the morning and what you need for a good start to the day. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Well-fortified on the road with #rbhannover!
Cumberlandsche Gallery-Instagram lecture by Anja
Together they went to the Cumberlandsche gallery in the back of the Schauspielhaus as the first company in Hanover. In the monument-protected large staircase, marked by the wide staircases and cast-iron columns and railings, small plays are otherwise performed. The stage is one of the four stages of the Hanover State Theatre. Our "presentation" in the "most beautiful Staircase of Hanover" was in the presentations of Hannover Tourism and the Crown Plaza.
In conclusion, Anja gave a very exciting talk about the better use of Instagram (here a link in its own case). The staircase gives a glimpse of how pompous the building must have been at that time. Unfortunately, except for the staircase, it has been completely destroyed. If you want to take a look, we recommend you to visit a play or to test the Calamarimoon bar on Fridays.
From the Center to Linden City tour Hanover
Time to discover Hanover again. Our goal was the Linden District, which is now one of the hip areas of Hanover. If you like to celebrate, there is a good place with the Bermuda Triangle and can move from one disco to the next and take pubs along the way. Our actual tour started at the Glocksee Center, where we could already admire a lot of street art. From the Glocksee centre you can look at the Ihme centre, which was conceived as a "city in the city" in the ' 60s.
Due to many changes in ownership and lack of investment, the huge building complex is deranged. Behind the complex is the lively district of Linden, which was originally an old workers ' district.
Linden-A popular scene in the area
Today, Linden is a popular area for students, workers and all former students, which also makes housing prices soar. After a stop in the "living room" lindens, the Bar "Centrum" at the Linden Market Square, we could still see great old houses at the quiet Lichtenberg place. Then it went over the Limmerstraße to the Fährmansfest at the old bed spring factory. Today, the Bed Springs Factory is another cultural center in Hanover. Did you know that in Hanover you speak of "Limmern" when you go from one pub to the next? Especially well it is just on the Limmerstraße on a balmy summer evening.
Think to do in Linden and on the way there
- Glocksee-View Center
- Go through the Ihme Center
- View street art in Linden
- Limmern on the Limmerstraße
- In the Bermuda Triangle between the clubs not to go down
- On Thursday evening at the Linden Market Square at the "Centrum" celebrations go-instead of free beer for men there is complimentary-prosecco for women.
- Look at the beautiful old houses.
The Maschseefest in Hannover-a culinary journey around the
The travel blogger meeting in Hannover sounded together on the Maschseefest in the evening. Our starting point was the Robinson Pavilion, where we heralded the evening in the best weather with some delicious cocktails.
So if you are planning a visit to Hanover, you should keep an eye on the Maschseefest. Hanover proves once again that it is not the "most boring city in Germany" and a lot of activities are possible. 2017 went the feast at the Maschsee from 02.08. -20.08.
For 2018 you can choose the 01.0-19. August and for 2019 the period from 31.07 to 18.08. Enter. Unconscious-wise, the Maschseefest is also an ideal meeting place for travel bloggers. There are so many different international dishes! Feel can feed around the world and remember the journey (or plan a trip).
What else do you experience on the Maschseefest?
In addition to the many different Essbuden, there are also several stages. Eating, dancing and partying at the lake are the secret recipe for a great evening. During our visit we could still marvel at the torch swimming, which in the evening light has already provided a great atmosphere. On our next visit to the Maschseefest, we have made a visit to the north, east and South Bank of the West Bank. Practically, you can also translate with the ships of the Maschseeflotte, so that one comes comfortably from one to another shore. The week goes by the way already at 14.00 pm and on Sunday already at 11.00 pm.
Finally, a few general facts about Hannover:
- 13. Largest city in Germany
- State capital of Lower Saxony
- The venue for the CeBIT and the Hannover Messe as the world's largest industrial fair (curiously, in the first years after the Second World War, also called the Fish Bun Fair)
- Has with the Mansions gardens a great park and with the international fireworks competition impressive shows in the gardens (here goes to the streams from past fireworks, recorded by NDR)
- offers a great excursion destination with the Erlebniszoo
- Has a first-class football team with Hannover 96
- Venue of the world's largest shooting festival-2018 from 29.06. -08.07.
- Location of a total of nine different universities and Higher education
- Well-known music groups like Scorpions, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Lena Meyer-Landrut or even scooter come from Hanover or had their beginnings there
We liked the meeting very much and we met Hanover as a very lively city.
We would like to thank you again at this point at the Crowne Plaza Swiss Hof hotel and Hannover Tourismus for the great organization.
A weekend is of course too short to look at everything in Hanover. We would like to come back again!
If you would like to read more about Hannover, we recommend the overview of Hannover, in which all reports of the participants are to be listed:
The travel blogger meeting has even made it into the local newspaper, which have immediately reported about the meeting!
Disclosure: The overnight stay at the Hotel Crowne Plaza was made possible in cooperation with Hannover tourism. The arrival was at your own expense.