Castles and gardens in Hannover
Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen
Unique and unchanged for over 300 years: The Royal Gardens in Herrenhausen. The Royal Gardens are practically a "must" for every visitor to Hannover. The Great Garden, famous world-wide as a jewel of the baroque era, was laid out in the years 1666-1714. Niki de Saint Phalle, the famous French artist, transformed the grotto in the Royal Gardens in unique work of art for the 21st century. The nearby Berggarden, once created to be the palace kitchen garden, is today amongst other things the home of the biggest collections of orchids in the world. You will also find a highlight among tourist attrations waiting for your there: the "Rainforest House" is one of Germny's most impressive display jouses, weher you can immerse yourself in the fairytale world of the Brazilian rainforest.
Herrenhäuser Straße 4
Tel.: +49 (0) 511/168-44543
Fax: +49 (0) 511/168-47374
The Welfenschloss is today the main building of the University of Hannover, surrounded by the Welfengarten, a green oasis mainly used by students and residents of the neighbouring Nordstadt district.In front of the Welfenschloss, you can find the landmark of Lower Saxony, the "Lower Saxony Steed" (Niedersachsenross), which was designed by Friedrich Wolf.
Am Welfengarten 1