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Hanover - out and about in the Chancellor\'s City…

September 2003


Frequently overlooked in the past, the capital of Lower Saxony has been making the most of local hero Gerhard Schröder\'s decision to spend his summer vacation at home in Hanover. A local storeowner has already sold thousands of t-shirts printed with \"Kanzlerstadt\" (chancellor\'s city). The demand for information was so enormous that the tourist office had to have more brochures printed after they distributed all 15,000 of the German and English language pamphlets they had on hand.

Situated on the Maschsee, a lake in the midst of Hanover, the Sprengel Museum has one of the world\'s finest collections of 20th century art, covering works from German expressionism to French cubism to conceptual art.
It also houses a collection of more than 400 works from pop artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Since the mid-1970s Niki de Saint Phalle\'s name has been intertwined with that of Hanover, ever since the French artist raised the ire of many Hanoverians by installing her notorious Nanas along the riverside. The three brightly colored buxom polyester statues sparked a lively debate about public art in the city. But they survived, eventually becoming a symbol for the city on the river Leine. In 1999, Niki de Saint Phalle began redesigning the Grotto in the famous Royal Herrenhausen Gardens. The completed project opened in March 2003, a year after the artist died.

The Herrenhausen Gardens are the setting for numerous summer festivals, including an international fireworks competition that features pyro-experts lighting up the skies with their craft throughout the summer months.

And for a taste of Gerhard Schröder\'s Hannover, try the zoo. The chancellor lives in the neighborhood, and according to the zoo management, he and his family hold a yearly pass. The zoo was recently renovated and made more animals friendly. Now the animals live in enclosures similar to their natural environments, designed so that they are not disturbed or even aware of being watched by curious people -or curious chancellors-.

Gaststätte Plümecke used to be German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s favorite beer drinking spot when he was young... - unique qualities: smelly, big, crowded, old fashioned. Don’t try to find your own seat, the waitress will... – here you’ll find the best “currywurst” in town!!!

For further information, please address your requests to Mr. Thorsten Schwarz at germany@euromic.com

Rathaus - Town Hall

Maschsee

Nana by Niki de Saint Phalle

Herrenhausen Gardens