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Message 1 - posted by James D - 606 Manager - (U1625445) , Jun 9, 2006

Almost half the city of Hanover is made of parks and forests. It is ideally the setting of numerous festivals throughout the summer such as Germany's biggest summer festival, the Maschseefest.

Planning on going to any particular festivals or places in Hanover during the World Cup? Share your memories, plans or recommendations here. Be a part of the scenery with your well researched knowledge of Hanover!

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Hanover's AWD Arena will host four group games and a second-round tie.
       

Message 2 - posted by Paul Levy (U3704204) , Jun 9, 2006

Owe me head! I've got a terrible Hanover.




Ba-doom-tish!

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Message 3 - posted by Craig LCFC (U1901702) , Jun 11, 2006

The town was founded in medieval times on the bank of the river Leine (the original name Honovere may be translated as "high bank", though it is debated). It was a small village of ferrymen and fishermen, which became a comparatively large town in the 13th century. In the 14th century the main churches of Hanover were built, as well as a city wall with three town gates to secure the city.

In 1636 the Duke of Calenberg decided to move his residence to Hanover. His duchy was afterwards known as the Duchy of Hanover (see: House of Hanover). His descendants would later become kings of Great Britain (after 1800, kings of the United Kingdom); the first of them was George I, who ascended to the British throne in 1714. Three kings of Great Britain or the United Kingdom were at the same time Electoral Princes of Hanover.

During the Seven Years' War on July 26, 1757 the Battle of Hastenbeck took place. The French army defeated the Hanoverian Army of Observation, leading to the occupation of Hanover.


New Town Hall in HanoverAfter Napoleon imposed the Convention of Artlenburg (Convention of the Elbe) on July 5, 1803 about 30,000 French soldiers occupied Hanover. The convention also meant the disbanding of the army of Hanover. George III did not recognize the Convention of the Elbe and made an effort to recruit foreign troops. As a result a great number of soldiers of Hanover eventually emigrated to England leading to the King's German Legion which later played an important role in the Battle of Waterloo. At the Congress of Vienna in 1814 George III elevated the electorate to the Kingdom of Hanover. The capital town Hanover expanded to the western bank of the Leine and grew considerably ever since.

In 1837 the personal union of the United Kingdom and Hanover ended as William IV's heir in the United Kingdom was female, and Hanover could be inherited only by males. Hanover continued as a kingdom until 1866, when it was annexed by Prussia. After the annexation, the people of Hanover opposed the Prussian regime. Nevertheless, the growth of Hanover continued until World War II, when two thirds of the town was bombed to ruins. After the war, Hanover was in the British zone of occupation of Germany, and later became famous for hosting commercial expositions such as the CeBIT and the Hanover Fair. In 2000, Hanover hosted the Expo 2000. The Hanover fairground, due to numerous extensions especially for the Expo 2000, is the largest in the world.

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Sights

Kr÷pcke, 1895
Ernst August memorial, railway station
Market Church in Hanover
Old Town HallKr÷pcke (the most central square in Hanover and a favourite city-centre meeting place)
Market Square (oldest square in Hanover and the very centre of urban expansion)
Ballhof Square (created in the 1930s during a re-development process)
Old Town, Hanover (during the rebuilding of Hannover after World War II, parts of the remaining buildings, mainly the fašades, were relocated and accumulated in this area)
Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross, built in the 14th century)
Marktkirche (church at the market square, built in the 14th century)
Aegidienkirche (built in the 14th century, destroyed in 1943, today a memorial for victims of war and violence)
Leineschloss (castle on the river Leine, today the seat of Lower Saxony's parliament)
Altes Rathaus (old town hall at the marketplace, build in the 15th century)
Herrenhńuser Gńrten (baroque garden and park ensemble, founded in 1666 by Duke Johann Friedrich of Calenberg)
Mausoleum (last resting place of the royal family, built 1846 by Laves)
Opernhaus (opera house, built 1845-1852 based on a plan drawn by Laves)
Welfenschloss (guelfs castle, built 1857-1866 as residence of king George V, rebuilt 1875-1879 as seat of the university)
Christuskirche (Christ Church, built 1859-1864 by Conrad Wilhelm Hase in neo-Gothic style)
Neues Rathaus (new town hall, built 1901-1913 based on plan by Eggert and Halmhuber)
Maschsee (artificial lake, affectionately called the "blue eye" of Hanover)
Eilenriede (big inner-city forest, affectionately called the "green lung" of Hanover)
Skulpturenmeile (street art project started in the 1970s with sculptures from John Henry, Niki de Saint Phalle, Kenneth Snelson and many others)
Gehry Tower (post-modern building in the inner city near the Steintor Square)
Hermesturm (steel skeleton tower at the exhibition grounds in Laatzen)
VW Tower (old broadcast tower near the central bus station)
Telemax (new broadcast tower in Hannover-Buchholz, highest building in Hanover)
Recommended Day Trips:

Hildesheim: beautiful medieval town famous for its UNESCO-cultural heritage Cathedrals, marketplace and old half-timbered houses; also for its Pelizńus Museum with an important section on ancient Egypt's history
Hamelin (Hameln): the beautiful town is famous for the folktale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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Towns named after Hanover
Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa
Hanover, Minnesota, U.S.
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.
Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Hanover, Massachusetts, U.S.
Hanover, Maine, U.S.
Hanover, Virginia, U.S.

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Message 4 - posted by Craig LCFC (U1901702) , Jun 11, 2006

There we go need for anymore

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Message 5 - posted by sebigboss (U4510772) , Jun 13, 2006

The biggest rival of Hannover 96 is Eintracht Braunschweig (Brunswick), which is also called BTSV. Eintracht Braunschweig was founded one year earlier (1895) than Hannover 96. The supporters of Braunschweig really gave Hannover the name "Hangover 95+1".

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Message 6 - posted by GT49er (U1745246) , Jun 22, 2006

Just looking to see if there is anything worth saving in this unwanted thread.................trouble is, there's not enough interest to have a vote on it!

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Message 7 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

I think you forget that I am band from using the internet HANNOVER at work, im on my final super duper warning already.

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Message 8 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jun 25, 2006

it occurs to me that today might be the day we get to see Jermaine Jenas. If we get him a special Eciuador shirt we could sneak him into their team, the coach will never notice - they all look the same. In Hannover.

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Message 9 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

Please stop sending child pornography to my work address, you know I have a seperate one for that (kidding).

Hannover.

I dont think we will see Jenas, not even on TV sitting bench on TV. He is well ugly.

More likely Carragher as right back, Hargreaves in the middle OR Lennon on the right bringing Beckham in the Centre OR Downing coming on and Cole in the middle. Anything really to not see Jenas.

Im more concerned at the sorry state of the referee's, its amazing any team stay with 11 players on the pitch.

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Message 10 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jun 25, 2006

England (probable): Robinson; Hargreaves, Ferdinand, Terry, A Cole; Beckham, Gerrard, Carrick, Lampard, J Cole; Rooney.

Ecuador (probable): Mora; De la Cruz, Hurtado, Espinoza, Reasco; Mendez, Castillo, Valencia, Edwin Tenorio; Delgado, Carlos Tenorio.

I'm going to have a massive Hannover in the morning.

Look out for Valencia on the wing for Equador, the combined power of Aimar, Villa, Vicente, Kluivert and Edu should test Hargreaves to the full max throttle.

Hannover-tastic

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Message 11 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

Gerrard, its all about Stevie Gerrard. I might have a sneaky bet, a pound on England to win 2-0 should make me a millionaire.

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Message 12 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jun 25, 2006

Gerrard 2-0 = 27/1
Gerrard hat trick = 28/1
Gerrard to score in 90 mins = 7/4

Jenas 2-0 = 80/1
Jenas hat trick = 200/1
Jenas to score in 90 minutes = 100/1

I know where my money's going

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Message 13 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

What, Gerrard to score first and a 2-0 win.

27-1! Two quids going on that baby.

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Message 14 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jun 25, 2006

Joe 'Hannover' Cole is 50/1 to net a hat trick. Not bad.

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Message 15 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

Stick some of the odds on here please, as many as poss. We cant look at gambling sites here and are having discussion. My mate reckons 4-0.

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Message 16 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jun 25, 2006

your mate is wrong.

however, 4-0 to England = 16/1, 4-0 to Ecuador is 100/1

4-0 to Hannover = 500/1

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Message 17 - posted by Clergyman Superstains (U4015632) , Jun 25, 2006

John Terry is worth a punt too.

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Message 18 - posted by GT49er (U1745246) , Jul 10, 2006

Hallelujah, hallelujah! These mind-boggling dismal City Guides threads will soon fizz out in a dribble of oprobrium.

The amazing thing is, that the BBC, having been clearlytold they weren't wanted, saw fit to keep them going after England got knocked out - and the appalling shambles is still here long after the Germans have no doubt cleared up all the litter from their streets.

Flogging a dead horse? - C. Russell and the plod-mods should be reported to the RSPCA!

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Message 19 - posted by Glenn Hysen (U3651796) , Jul 10, 2006

GT49er, it is compulsory when visiting this thread to make some kind of hangover pun. Please do so at your leisure.

Wont the old boards be back now the World Cup is over?

God I hope so.

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Message 20 - posted by GT49er (U1745246) , Jul 11, 2006

GT49er, it is compulsory when visiting this thread to make some kind of hangover pun. Please do so at your leisure.

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So sorry, I thuoght this was the BBC's attempt to construct a chemical toilet.........

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