City Halls

New city hall in Hanover

New city hall in Hannover, Germany

The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) was built in the years 1901 to 1913 in eclectic style. The building is beautifully situated on the banks of the Maschteich. Inside, four city models show the city of Hanover (Hannover) at different times. The observation deck in the dome is accessible via a remarkable elevator, which is following an arched course.

Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Hanover

Manhole cover in Hannover, Germany

A manhole cover seen in Hannover, Germany. I know the coat of arms of Hannover which is in the center of the emblem but what about the two lions and the helmet? Do you know the meaning of this coat of arms?


Welfenschloss in Hanover

Welfenschloss in Hannover, Germany

The Welfenschloss was built from 1857 to 1866 as residence for the King of Hannover but has never been used that way. Today it houses the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The sculpture of a horse in front of the palace shows the Saxo Steed (Sachsenross) which is used in the coat of arms of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).

Coat of arms Sculptures

The Saxon Steed in Hanover

Sachsenross in Hannover, Germany

This sculpture named Saxon Steed (Sachsenross) shows the emblem of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) It was created in 1866 by the sculptor Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff. Today it is situated in front of the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the former Welfenschloss.


Museum August Kestner in Hanover

Museum August Kestner in Hanover, Germany

This museum of cultural history was opened in 1889. The façade with 5,000 small windows is a superstructure over the remains of the original façade in neo-renaissance style. [German]