Hanover (Hannover) Germany is the capital and largest city of Lower Saxony, located in the north central part of the country at the confluence of the Leine and Ihme Rivers. This historic city is famous for its architecture, gardens, and public artwork — all of which are central to our guide to running in Hanover.
The most popular running routes are the multi-use paths along the Leine and Ihme Rivers, starting from Maschpark. The stunning Herrenhauser Allee in Georgengarten and the loop around Maschsee are also don’t-miss running destinations. We’ve also included routes through the main strip of Georgstraße, the large Eilenriede urban forest, the Benther Berg ridgeline, the promenades of Steinhuder Meer, and the Altwarmbüchener See lake.
Thanks to Germany’s extensive U-Bahn subway system, getting around Hannover is quick and efficient. In some of our further-flung destinations, bus services and taxis may be useful for the last leg.