Museum August Kestner - Things to Know Before Visiting
Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover, Germany
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About Museum August Kestner
Museum August Kestner is ocated in Hannover, Germany. It is the oldest museum in Hannover, opened in 1889. Museum August Kestner is centered on the collections of August Kestner and his nephew Hermann Kestner. The museum features collection of antiquities from the Egyptian, Graeco-Roman, some of it dates back to 6000 years. It also displays medieval craftwork and modern design peices.
Attractions Near Museum August Kestner
The New Town Hall is one of the city’s landmarks, built in 1913. It is the residence of the Lord Mayor, the head of Hannover’s municipal administration. The town hall is open to the public and has a dome with an observation deck and visitors can go there and enjoy the stunning views.
Aegidienkirche was one of the three churches in the Old Town Hannover, built in the Gothic style in 1347. The church was destroyed in World War II and was left in ruins as a war memorial.
Lower Saxony State Museum is a museum located in Hannover, it is the largest museum in the state. The museum is divided into 5 sections and includes a collection of European art, and more than 20,000 artifacts. The museum displays a model dinosaurs, and aquariaum with over 2000 exotic fish, amphibians and reptiles.
The Market church was built in Brick Gothic style in 1360. The church has a 97-meter-high tower which symbolizes the power and the wealth of the citizens of the town. The tower is one of Hannover’s landmarks and one of the highest towers in Lower Saxony.
Sprengel Museum was open to the public in 1979. It is one of the most important museums of 20th and 21st-century art, home to magnificent collections of modern art in Germany. the museum also contains special works for Max Ernst, Picasso and Paul Klee.
Maschsee is an artificial lake located in the heart of Hannover city, this place is a famous recreation and water-sports area. In summer Maschsee houses events and boat trips, and during the winter the lake freezes and become a beautiful place for ice skating.
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It is the second-largest state by land area, with 47,624 km2 (18,388 sq mi), and fourth-largest in population (7.9 million) among the 16 states of Germany. Most of the state's territory was part of the historic Kingdom of Hanover. Agriculture, strongly towards the livestock sector, has always been a very important economic factor in the state.