Station 10, description

In 1847, the publishing house of the brothers Jänecke issued one of the best-known guides to the city of Hanover. It describes and shows the highlights of the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover, which was ruled in personal union with the United Kingdom until 1837. The lithographic print includes a detailed map of the city, another map of the surrounding countryside, and it names several buildings that still distinguish Hanover’s cityscape today: the Old Town Hall with the Market Church, both executed in the redbrick Gothic style typical of Northern Germany, as well as the 19th century public square commemorating the Battle of Waterloo (Waterlooplatz), which used to be a military parade-ground and is now surrounded by Hanover’s governmental and administrative quarter. Today, some of the buildings depicted on the map fulfil different functions: the former Royal Court Theatre is now the home of the Hanover State Opera, the Guelph Palace houses parts of the Leibniz University, and the Palace of Herrenhausen, which had been destroyed in World War II, was rebuilt as a combined exhibition space and event location in 2012 and forms part of the larger ensemble of the historic Baroque gardens. The Royal Palace in the city centre, known as the Leine Palace, is now the seat of the parliament of Lower Saxony.

Scroll to Top