Lower Saxony




Traditional and international Christmas flair

Do your Christmas shopping in style in one of Germany's largest pedestrianised areas. Not one but three Christmas markets await:  in the historic old town around the Marktkirche and on Ballhofplatz, in front of the central station (Ernst-August-Platz), and in the Lister Meile pedestrianised area. The traditional Christmas market in the old town is also home to the Finnish Christmas village. If the Maschsee lake freezes over, visitors can ice skate on it.

Opening hours:

Dates for 2017:

  • Old town and Lister Meile: 29.11.2017 to 22.12.2017: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Ernst-August-Platz: 29.11.2017 to 22.12.2017: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm


More information:

Christmas markets Hannover


Our tip: The Hannover Adventure Zoo amazes visitors again from 25th November 2017 to 12th Februrary 2018.











Once again in 2017, the paddock at Meyer's Farm at Hannover Adventure Zoo will be transformed into an open-air ice rink. Ice skating, an ice disco and toboggan rides ensure lots of fun at the Winterzoo Hannover. Curling is also offered for groups. For children, the large carousel is a real highlight.

More information (only in German):

Winter-Zoo Hannover