When planning our trek west back to Amsterdam and our return flight to Australia, Hannover appeared to be close to the halfway point from Berlin, so we decided to break our journey there. We had no idea what to expect, but booked a 2 night stay as we had done in Bratislava and Brno, and again we were on a tour of discovery.
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The Rathaus, the new city hall, opened in 1913.We were sent to the Rathaus to get a map of the city so we could orient ourselves and decide how to spend our limited time in Hannover.
Little did we know that this building was likely used by the RAF Bomber Command and the US Army Air Force as an orientation point for their raids.
The destruction of HannoverHannover was an important rail transport junction and a military industrial site. One can understand targetting factories, but Hannover was subjected to 88 bombing raids including carpet bombing by the latter part of WWII.
"Hannover now"Almost 75 years after the destruction, Hannover is full of high-priced and trendy shops, and many new buildings being constructed. There's a lively night life, the streets are full of people, restaurants and music.