Pinsteps. Steintor, Hannover
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Steintor is a district in Hannover, Germany, known for its vibrant nightlife, diverse shops, and cultural events. The name "Steintor", translating to "Stone Gate", hints at the area's historical significance as it was once one of the main gates of the city's medieval fortifications. Hannover's name, first mentioned in the 11th century as "Honovere", is thought to mean "high (river) bank", likely referring to its position by the River Leine. Over centuries, Hannover grew from a small village to a powerful duchy, becoming the Kingdom of Hannover in 1814. The industrial revolution in the 19th century transformed it into a major economic centre. As a result, Leibniz Universität Hannover was established in 1831, enhancing the city's intellectual and cultural prestige. Today, Hannover is a modern, bustling city and a major university centre, its rich history is evident in places like Steintor, and its commitment to progress is symbolized by its esteemed university.

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"Hanover Highlights" Aug 15, 2018

Here's a sample itinerary for a one-day trip in Hanover, visiting the Leibniz University and Herrenhausen Gardens.


  1. Start at Leibniz University: Start your day at the Leibniz University of Hanover, one of Germany's largest and oldest science and technology universities. The campus is dotted with historical buildings and modern structures, reflecting the evolution of education and technology over the centuries. Explore the main building, the Conti-Tower, and the beautiful library.

  2. Visit the Welfenschloss: This former royal palace now serves as the university's main building. It is an excellent example of historicist architecture with a beautiful facade and interior. Also, don't miss the chance to visit the Welfengarten, the park surrounding the palace.

  3. Lunch: Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants or cafes near the university. You can find everything from traditional German fare to international cuisine.


  1. Herrenhausen Gardens: Head to the Herrenhausen Gardens after lunch. This complex consists of the Great Garden (Großer Garten), the Berggarten, the Georgengarten, and the Welfengarten. Spend the afternoon strolling through these stunning gardens, which reflect the baroque ideals of ordered nature and art.

  2. The Great Garden: Start with the Great Garden, one of Europe's most distinguished elaborate formal gardens. Here, you can admire meticulously manicured lawns, hedges, walkways, and a beautiful fountain that shoots water 80 meters high.

  3. The Berggarten: Next, visit the Berggarten, a botanical garden with an impressive collection of plants. Don't miss the orchid collection, the rainforest house, and the cactus house.

  4. The Georgengarten and Welfengarten: These English-style gardens are perfect for a stroll. They're also home to the Wilhelm Busch Museum and the Leibniz Temple.


  1. Dinner: After a day of exploring, have dinner at one of the restaurants near the gardens. You could also opt for a meal in the city centre, just a short tram ride away. Here's a sample itinerary for a one-day trip in Hanover, visiting the Leibniz University and Herrenhausen Gardens.

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