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Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

1. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europe. From September 10-25, Heide Park will celebrate “Oktoberfest” with a traditional Bavarian atmosphere, hearty food, the best beer, and rousing entertainment. Join typical Oktoberfest games and be entertained by live music, show acts, and a lot of fun for the whole family. From October 14-31, enjoy the largest Halloween spectacle in northern Germany. Visit the Medieval market, stroll through the magical forest, find your way through the mazes, and marvel at the illuminated fountains and rides.

Hanover: Maschsee and New Town Hall Smartphone Game Quest

2. Hanover: Maschsee and New Town Hall Smartphone Game Quest

Enjoy an interactive smartphone experience in Hanover that combines the fun of a game and the fastening facts and sights of a tour. Dive into attractions like the Hannover 96 stadium, the New Town Hall, and Maschsee with minigames and quizzes.  Download your game and head to Rudolf-von-Bennigsen-Ufer on the shores of lake Maschsee to begin your adventure as part of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy. Stroll along this lake that is the largest body of water in the capital of Lower Saxony. Puzzle your way around the New Town Hall and unlock information about this palatial building that was constructed while Wilhelm II was still in power. Find out what tasks Sir Peter Morgan has devised for you as you go.  Pass by sights like the imposing Hannover 96 stadium which is over a century old. Complete all the tasks to get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with other game contenders for the top spot on Sir Peter Morgan's leaderboard.

Hanover: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

3. Hanover: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

Petty thief Frits Baardmans now and then earns some extra money by reporting criminals to the police. You will understand that he was not thanked for that. Moreover, Frits had a male partner, which was punishable at the time. Frits had to flee! Will you help him finding the secret exit of Hanover? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Market Church, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Hannover: Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and Walking Tour

4. Hannover: Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game and Walking Tour

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you. You will hear about a missing person. Help the police to find him or to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a Blackstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case. This is a fun game and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to 15 different locations to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always. You will explore the area while you concentrate on solving this tricky fictional crime case.

Hanover: Old Town City Quest Smartphone Game

5. Hanover: Old Town City Quest Smartphone Game

Explore Hanover with a smartphone game and puzzle your way through the city's old town. Travel through different parts of Hanover's history and experience the special features and sights around the Leineschloss. Begin your game at Aegidienkirche to see what tasks Sir Peter Morgan has thought up for you. Prove yourself in numerous mini-games and puzzles as a worthy trainee at the Sir Peter Morgan Academy while touring Hanover. During your game discover the numerous picturesque corners of the city. See medieval half-timbered houses in the old town and go by quaint pubs, small cafés and magnificent buildings, such as the new town hall. Also visit Leineschloss and learn about interesting facts about it with your game.

Hanover: Linden-Limmer Krimi-Rätsel-Tour

6. Hanover: Linden-Limmer Krimi-Rätsel-Tour

In this fictional criminal case, you'll have to fulfill the last wishes of a well-known crook. In Hanover, the criminal was arrested for theft two years ago and spent the last years of his life in prison. What happened to the money from his biggest coup could never be explained, because he remained staunchly silent about it until his death. Act as an undercover investigator. Can you locate the loot? The game master is at your side with advice and action from afar, but the successful implementation of the order is entirely in your hands. On the way past popular and unfamiliar places in the district, you'll come closer and closer to the solution. But don't make it too easy. The crook has camouflaged the trail well and you have to solve puzzles at each station that will show you the way. You have to ask yourself, for example: What role does an apple tree play on your path? Can you find the goal and crack the final code?

Hannover Mitte: Outdoor Escape Game for teams and families

7. Hannover Mitte: Outdoor Escape Game for teams and families

Begibt euch auf eine herausfordernde Mission, um die Stadt zu retten. Arbeite mit deiner Gruppe zusammen, um Codes zu knacken und stellt eure Lösungskompetenz bei diesem Outdoor-Escape-Abenteuer in Hannover unter Beweis. Anstatt in einem Raum eingesperrt zu sein, macht dieses Spiel die ganze Stadt zu deinem Spielfeld. Wenn die Uhr zu ticken beginnt, navigiert durch die Straßen, entschlüsselt Codes im Stadtbild und findet die fehlenden Elemente. Ein persönlicher Spielleiter gibt eine kurze Einführung und richtet euch iPads ein, schon beginnt euer Abenteuer. Ihr könnt mit dem Spielleiter live chatten, die Aufgaben werden direkt auf das iPad übertragen. Alles, was ihr mitbringen müsst, ist euer Spielerherz und der Wille, Teamwork, Logik und Kreativität einzusetzen, um das Spiel zu gewinnen. Dann kann es losgehen!

From Hamburg: Private Guided Day Trip to Hanover

8. From Hamburg: Private Guided Day Trip to Hanover

Take a city break in Hanover and discover a mix of old-world charm and green areas and parks. Learn about this city’s history and culture from your guide and relax knowing that private transportation to and from the city is taken care of. Adjust the tour according to your preferences. Begin by getting picked up from your hotel and get taken to Hanover. First stop off at the 300-year old Herrenhauser Gardens, and enjoy the beauty of the most distinguished Baroque gardens in Europe. Spend a couple of hours exploring the fountains and sculptures as well as the Herrenhausen Palace. Follow your guide down Herrenhauser Alley to Hanover city center. Take a look at some of the very few buildings that survived the WWII bombings – including the Market Church, which dates back to the 14th century. Check out the Old Town Hall, with its gothic gables and ornamental frieze. Next, walk towards the castle-like New City Hall. Take in the picturesque landscapes surrounding the building. See the elegant neo-Renaissance building of the Landesmuseum, which hosts 7 centuries of art and history. End at Schützenplatz, home to the Frühlingsfest fairground.

Hanover: Interactive City Quiz for one or more Teams

9. Hanover: Interactive City Quiz for one or more Teams

Bring your knowledge to the streets and gather new insights on a playful sightseeing tour through Hanover's City with a tablet and a team. Travel past the sights of the district and discover urban secrets along the way. Put your knowledge of special features to the test, learn fun facts about the capital of Lower Saxony and collect as many points as possible by answering knowledge questions, photo and video tasks, and challenges in order to win against other teams in the end. Whether tourist sightseeing information or funny fun facts that will be remembered, with this city quiz you'll get to know the district in a playful way and at your own pace. You'll always receive the correct solutions to the quiz questions in real-time on a provided iPad. Make your way through the urban jungle and decide where to go and which task to solve next.

Hanover: Hannover Airport (HAJ) Private Transfer

10. Hanover: Hannover Airport (HAJ) Private Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer from Hanover Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between city center and airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or agreed meeting point in the airport and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

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What people are saying about Hanover

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 31 reviews

It cost 1650kr at the entrance but we went online and after 2min our tickets had arrived via email for 1,100kr in total, just to Scan and we went in

Ein sehr schönes Erlebnis. Am Anfang fanden wir es etwas umständlich, aber als wir kapiert haben, was wir machen sollen, war es echt spannend.

I booked a ticket to heide park with a nice discount and didn't queue at the tills. I would say excellent

Nice park with lots of wild slides and rides for all ages.

Very nice clean park. Waiting times were super short.