When there is a Open Air Event in Hannover, e.g. Maschsee Fest or Swinging Hannover, you'll find this green huts nearby. Those are the transportable public toilets! Men and women use the same green cubicles. They are very small and have no water. But they have toilet paper!!! Normally they don't smell and are quite clean.
The GOP-Variete in Hannover is one of the top addresses for places with discriminating live-entertainment in a stylish setting. This is proven by the nearly 100,000 visitors every year, who come to see the nine weekly shows. This establishment has already been offering monthly changing international variety shows of a high standard for nearly half a century. Visits to GOP are experiences involving all the senses. For the 275 guests on the ground floor and on the gallery can enjoy delicacies from kitchen and cellar during the show.
Hearty breakfasts at a Hannover Brauhaus
I visited Brauhaus Ernst August for a Sunday morning breakfast during my visit to Hannover in November 2007.
This restaurant/pub/café is described as a “Hannover institution” in the city guide that I picked up at the airport, so I decided that I should give it a try.
Brauhaus Ernst August is located on Schmiedestrasse, just metres away from the giant Marktkirche church in the heart of the city centre.
It is open daily from 8am to 5am, transforming from a morning café to a lunchtime restaurant to a popular nightlife venue with Hanoversch beer on tap and live music performances.
The lunchtime and evening menus feature a large variety of local, national and international dishes. You can find out more on the Brauhaus’ official website HERE
The breakfast menu includes an English breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, toast…) and various combinations of eggs, meats, bread, jams, cereals, yoghurt, fruit juices, coffee and tea.
The ambiance on a Sunday morning was relaxed and unhurried. Locals sat reading newspapers, sipping at their coffees and chatting with friends and family.
The breakfast menu is in German only (this wasn’t a problem for me: my schoolboy days of learning German adequately covered ordering breakfast!), and the friendly waiter spoke English perfectly. I opted for:
Brauhaus Fruhstuck - Cost: 4.30 Euros
An impressive continental breakfast spread including 3 crusty bread rolls, cold cuts of ham, bacon, sausage and salami, slices of cheese, a hard boiled egg, apricot and cherry jams, honey, but no drink.
Coffee - Cost: 2.20 Euros
A medium sized cup of strong coffee with milk and a couple of sugars.
Brauhaus Ernst August: a Hannover institution, open day and night for food, drink and entertainment. I can highly recommend a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast there!
The Marktkirche . Was there more to see?
I know that this church survived the war and has a lot of history behind it. But from a purely esthetic point of view (which is completely just my opinion), it was a little too Spartan for my tastes.
And as usual, could not pass up the photo op... : )
The Maschsee Lake – a constant draw
The Maschsee Lake draws crowds all the year round. There are openair parties in summer, and in winter festivities on the ice with mulled wine and punch. The Maschsee Lake Festival in August has developed into a particular highlight: a gigantic party-like get-together with concerts, performance art and delicious culinary treats, it may draw as many as 250,000 visitors from near and far on a single weekend. This festival comes round every summer, at a time when the people of Hannover have still barely recovered from the nine days of the biggest Marksmen’s Fair in the world and from the Old Town Street Festival.