The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) in Hanover was opened on July 20, 1913, after having been under construction for 12 years. It is a magnificent, castle-like building of the era of Wilhelm II in eclectic style at the southern edge of the inner city (outside of the historic city centre of Hanover). The building is embedded in the 10 hectare Maschpark. The Old Town Hall is no longer used as the main seat of administration, but houses businesses and the registry office.

During World War II, the building was heavily damaged during American bomb raids on the inner city of Hanover. The German state of Niedersachsen was proclaimed in 1946 in the 38 m high hall of the New Town Hall.

The dome of the New Town Hall, with its observation platform, is 97.73 m high. The dome's lift is unique in Europe, with its arched course (parabolic, following the shape of the dome). It is often incorrectly described as a sloping lift up the dome and compared with the lifts in the Eiffel Tower, which actually only travel diagonally, without changing their angle of inclination. The lift climbs the 50 m shaft at an angle of up to 17° to the gallery of the dome, where the Harz mountain range can be seen when visibility is good.

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Founded: 1913
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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J. R. (6 months ago)
Impressive and worth a visit as a tourist! Good to keep in mind (as a tourist) that this gigantic building is the City Hall, not the capital of Lowery Saxony or something similar, but the city's Rathaus. Also, nice to walk around the back along the pond to Maschsee.
Vikash Kumar (7 months ago)
The New Town Hall (German: Neues Rathaus) is a town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and a small portion of the administration. In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.
Murat Sapitchi (10 months ago)
Realy nice building and great to make pictures in the park behind. Sadly it was not possible to enter due to corona.
Balaji Sukumaran (15 months ago)
Scenic Beauty ?❤️?
Anishkumar Thekkekkalam (16 months ago)
One of the best places in Hannover to do Jogging,and to meet people Lot more to explore
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