Discoveries all down the Line
By using the Experience Line 100/200 you not only arrive quickly and comfortably at your destination, but you can also discover quite some sights while on your way. Many restaurants, bars, sightseeing highlights, museums, theatres, and a multitude of shopping and leisure destinations are served by the Line 100/200. Please find a selection of destinations worth discovering in this brochure. Moreover, we have quite a few insiders' tips for you. As you see, a trip with the Hanover Experience Line 100/200 is always worthwhile. You'll find a network map of Experience Line 100/200 at the bottom of this page.
Boarding now…Enjoy discovering Hanover - with the Hanover Experience Line 100/200
Destination 1: Inclined to a view!
The Neue Rathaus (the new town hall), which is the magnificent castle-like Wilhelmine building resting on some 6,000 beech poles (due to the marshy underground) is home to a rare engineering feat: in the cupola's interior installed is Europe's one and only inclined lift operating on a parabolic track. The lift's cabin climbs the more than 90 metres at an angle of 17 degrees reaching its destination - a viewing platform with a splendid vista of the city and Maschsee (a neighbouring lake) - 10 m horizontally displaced from its starting point down below.
Destination 2: Hanover's Blue Heart
The Maschsee (Lake) with its 2.4 km length and varying width of between 180 to 530 m is the largest body of water within the Hanover city limits. It is a much frequented recreational area where you can enjoy numerous water sports. The name of the artificial lake - Maschsee - has its origin in the so-called Leinemasch, the former flood-plain of the nearby Leine River, where the lake was built in the nineteen thirties.
Destination 3: Please, come in!
Gallery Louise - a charming interconnection between small but elegant Luisenstrasse and boulevard-like Theaterstrasse. It is Hanover's first roofed passage offering an attractive mix of shops and restaurants inviting you to stroll, shop and dine.
Destination 4: Promenade like a king!
Stop Königsworther Platz (Change to tram line 4 or 5 and go to station Herrenhäuser Gärten)
The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are among the most beautiful baroque parkways in Europe displaying the most popular garden design styles: baroque garden in French style, English landscape garden and botanical garden. The ample historical baroque layout is home to the Niki de Saint Phalle grotto and also the site of the Little Festival in the Grand Garden and the International Fireworks Competition; you can also visit classical concerts and (open air) theatre performances in the baroque park environment.
Destination 5: Paying a visit to the "Red Franz"
One of the attractions of the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum (the State Museum of Lower Saxony) is the bog body which nickname is "The Red Franz from Emsland". You can call on him, usually between 10 am and 5/7 pm (Tue. - Sun.) - if you dare, that is. The museum is also home to a Vivarium displaying numerous fish, amphibians and reptiles.
Destination 6: Culture at its best
The Hanover Opera House, built between 1845 and 1852 in accordance with a layout by Georg Friedrich Laves, is a building in late-classicist style on the front of which you can find - made of stone - a plethora of famous poets and composers. The Opera House replaced the Castle Theatre and was operated as Theatre Royal until 1918. Then, the front of the building was still open so that the visitors could arrive unaffected by the weather. Today, the Hanover Opera House is considered among the 20 best opera houses of the world.
Destination 7: Shopping and Watching on 2 Levels
Watch the people passing, young and old, from early in the morning till late at night. Kröpcke, the heart of the city, even has 2 levels. In the underground there is the Niki-de-Saint-Phalle-Promenade, reaching from Raschplatz/Train Station to Kröpcke, an attractive shopping mile tunnelling the central station. On ground level, the buildings' attractive facades invite to strolling and shopping.
Destination 8: Waiting under the Fluke
Artist and designer Heike Mühlhaus has put quite some weight into the artistic impression of her BUSSTOP. The stylised fluke reaching into the sky is a fantastic object rather than purpose-oriented waiting booth. However, the 12 m fluke is effectively keeping you dry and comfortable while waiting for the bus.
Destination 9: Stargazing
The prominent cupolas of the observatory Volkssternwarte Geschwister Herschel Hannover e.V. are to be found on Hanover's highest building, the water reservoir in the Linden district of Hanover. In the front building, there is a 30 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope available, in the rear, a large 20 cm refractor telescope is installed.
Destination 10: Kestner's Finest Legacy
Lover of art and successful diplomat August Kestner commissioned his nephew to turn over his large collection of arts to the City of Hanover hoping this could "…inspire a sense of beauty…" in his fellow citizens. Today, the Kestner-Museum, founded in 1889, houses objects of the cultural history of more than 6 millennia.
Destination 11: The Call of the Mountain…
Stop Lindener Berg
The Lindener Berg (Linden Hill) is an elevation (89 meters above sea level) in the Hanover district of Linden-Limmer - it is the only significant rise within the city limits.
Destination 12: Hanover's Green Lung
Stops Lärchenstraße and Lister Platz
"Eilenriede" - Hanover's 1,600 acre city forest is one of the largest municipal forests in Europe. The Eilenriede is almost twice as large as Central Park in New York! A 130 km network of paths and routes allows walking, hiking, biking, jogging or even horseback-riding.
Destination 13: A Living Memorial
In accordance with the well-known Coventry Cathedral also Hanover's Aegidien Church, destroyed in 1943, was never rebuilt, but today still serves as a memorial to the victims of war and violence. Four times a day, you can listen to the artfully arranged chimes of this "living ruin", playing chorales and folk songs according to the time of year and the occasion.
Destination 14: A Functional Work of Art
The high rise top made of glass is certainly the highlight of the famous NORD/LB Building. The banking institute NORD/LB with its art gallery NORD/LB ART and the inner courtyard with large water surfaces, terraces and paths as well as restaurants, shops and cafés on ground floor level (all accessible for the public) significantly contributes to the enlivenment of the central city areas around the Aegidientorplatz.
Destination 15: Let the Music Play
An institution well-known by musicians around the world: The Jazz Club Hannover on the Lindener Berg. Many famous and not-sofamous stars have come by to perform in the energetic atmosphere of this basement club. The Jazz Club provides a closeness to the audience creating that special impulse which is so much sought after by musicians all around the globe.
Destination 16: Of Guelphs and Scientists
Stop Königsworther Platz
Who is that man on the balcony of the Guelph Palace? How come the University moved into the princely building? If you have always wanted to learn more about the history and the buildings of the Leibniz University Hanover, you can now partake in the guided tour (monthly, no fee charged) called "Von Welfen und Wissenschaftlern".
Destination 17: The Cult Clock
Meeting someone in Hannover? If you do not meet "under the tail" (of the horse statue in front of Hanover central station), you will certainly want to meet your party at the Kröpcke Clock, in the middle of downtown Hanover, where the largest shopping miles and boulevards meet and you can feel the pulse of the city.
Destination 18: The House of Arts
The Künstlerhaus (House of Artists) is an architectural monument and site for modern culture at the same time - right in the heart of Hanover. Fine arts, film and literature have found their home here. In close cooperation with the neighbouring Schauspielhaus (a theatre), projects and festivals are implemented in the theatre's yard which is put to good use - gastronomically and culturally speaking - completing the picture of a vivid urban site for culture.
Destination 19: The Principle of a Table
Stop Königsworther Platz
Ettore Sottsass, Italian designer and artist, reinterpreted the principle of "table" for his BUSSTOP. A yellow grid forms the illuminated framework for the "table cloth" below which passengers can shelter.
Destination 20: "Surprise will leave you most affected,
wherever you did not expect it." (Wilhelm Busch, 1908)
Stop Königsworther Platz (Change to tram line 4 or 5 and go to station Schneiderberg / Wilh.-Busch-Museum)
The Wilhelm-Busch-Museum has its home in the 200-year-old Georgenpalais in the romantic Georgengarten, a part of the famous Herrenhausen Gardens. The museum houses a unique collection of the German painter, early cartoonist and poet as well as an international collection of satirical art from four centuries.
1-Day Individual Ticket / 1-Day Group Ticket
When taking your own discovery tour with the bus line 100/200, we do recommend a 1-Day Individual Ticket allowing you (from the moment of validation) the use of the line as long and often as you want (right up to the last bus of the day). This ticket is really worth its price - even when using it only as a return ticket!
By way of the 1-Day Group Ticket (for one Zone only) you may enjoy with up to 5 persons (independent of age) a whole day using the line (on and off - until last bus for the day). Or, take your dog (counts as 1 person) along with 3 other guests.
The network map of Experience Line 100/200
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Click on the cover to read online, or if you wish to download the üstra profile ‘Light Rail System’ click the cover with the right mouse button and choose ‘Ziel speichern unter’ / ‘Save as’.
Scheduled departure cycle of Line 100/200
Mon. - Sat. every 10 mins.
Sunday every 15 mins.