From ground-breaking architecture and infrastructure to highly attractive recreational areas in the surrounding region, Hannover boasts many interesting contrasts. With more than 60 different theatres and museums, Hannover with its approximate 525.000 inhabitants was recently awarded the title UNESCO City of Music. Those in search of relaxation will find a huge selection of quiet natural spots in Germany’s greenest city, including the largest city forest in Europe and the Maschsee lake where the sailing boats and palm-fringed promenade create an instant Mediterranean flair in the midst of the city. The holiday region also offers exciting excursion destinations such as Marienburg Castle and Steinhuder Meer, the north-western Germany’s biggest lake. The historic Old Town present itself with medieval streets and half-timbered buildings. Hannover boasts the world’s largest exhibition centre and has a great reputation for its hospitality. As a trade fair and event venue, Hannover stands in the international spotlight every year.