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?

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. [German]

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).