New images on stock: Hannover

As posted here, this summer I did a F&F (“fast and furious”) photo-round-trip visiting some german cities:

  • Hannover
  • Düsseldorf
  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt
  • Lepzig
  • Dresden

The idea was to shoot the most iconic landmarks of every city in a very short time. The whole trip was planned and executed totally digitally and mobile, which means I only used my smartphone as the device to organize everything: travel, tickets, hotels and walking around.

At first I wasn´t sure if everything would work out fine, as I normally would have planned the whole trip beforehand, which means I would have booked the trains and hotels before going on tour. This time it was all done on the go… while sitting in the train I booked my hotels and while sitting in the hotels I booked my train tickets :-). Everything was acomplished through Apps and I have to say, that it was really easy and efficient. No calls, no paper, no waiting! I wanted to be as flexible as possible, because there is one constraint while producing travel stock imagery that you cannot control: the weather!

Luckily I had quite good light through all the trip and so there was no day where I wasn´t productive shooting images. The short trip lasted 10 days and I visited 6 cities, walked round about 150 km (by feet!) and shot around 4.000 images. The whole equipment (see details here) worked as ment to be and I had no technical failure. The OMD EM-1 and the respective lenses showed me again, why it is my favourite camera for travel photography. Light and small… the perfect combination when you are going to walk a lot!

So, the first city I headed to was Hannover.

Located in the north of Germany you can reach Hannover by train from Hamburg within 1.5 hours, so it was my first stop. As I had done my research about the spots and landmarks I wanted to shoot beforehand and marked them on my Google Maps, I knew exactly where I had to walk to the moment I got out of the train:

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from the Central Station at the Ernst-August-Platz you walk down the Bahnhofstrasse, which is kind of the shopping-street there. The first landmark you´re likely to see is the “Kröpcke Uhr”

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View of the Kröpcke-Uhr in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

which serves as a very popular meeting point for the people in this city. More details about it here.

If you then turn left and walk a bit you will reach the Opera House, a classical style building built between 1845 and 1852. Allthough it looks quite good during the day:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Staatsoper, Oper.

Opera-House in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

 
Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Staatsoper, Oper.

Opera-House in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

…it looks even better when you visit it at night:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Staatsoper, Oper, bei Nacht.

Opera-House in Hannover, Germany, by night – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Staatsoper, Oper, bei Nacht.

Opera-House in Hannover, Germany, by night – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

After visiting the Opera House I went straight to the Aegidien Church, a former gothic church dating from 1347, which was bombed during WW2 and never re-build. It is a reminder of the cruelty of war and every 6th of august (date of the bombing of Hiroshima) delegations from the city of Hiroshima and Hannover meet there:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf dem Inneren der Ruine der Aegidienkirche, die heute als Mahnmal dient. Erbaut im 14 Jh.

View into the Aegidien Church in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf den Turm der Ruine der Aegidienkirche, die heute als Mahnmal dient. Erbaut im 14 Jh.

Outside view of the Aegidien Church in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

From the Aegidien Church you´re only some minutes away from the most famous landmark of the city: the Neue Rathaus (the new Town-Hall)

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf den Eingang zum Neuen Rathaus, eines der Wahrzeichen der Stadt.

Front view of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Built in the beginnings of the last century this impressive castle-like building is located near the Masch Lake. Inside the Building you will find really great-looking architectonical details, like this one:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Empfangshalle im Neuen Rathaus. Viele Touristen besuchen es täglich.

View of the Entrance Hall of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf eine Wendeltreppe im inneren des Neuen Rathauses.

Round Stairway in the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

But the most impressive view you will get from this landmark is from the back-side of the building:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus mit Spiegelungen auf dem Maschteich.

Backside of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus und seine Spiegelung auf dem Maschteich bei farbenfrohen Sonnenaufgang.

Backside of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

If you wait for the right time of the day, you will get some pretty nice reflections and colours on the pond.

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus und seine Spiegelung auf dem Maschteich bei farbenfrohen Sonnenaufgang.

Backside of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus und seine Spiegelung auf dem Maschteich während farbenfrohen Sonnenuntergang.

Backside of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus aus den Grünanlagen um den Maschteich aus, bei farbenfrohen Sonnenuntergang.

Backside of the Neue Rathaus in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Afterwards I went to the nearby located Headquarter of the LB Nord (a german bank), a very modern and futuristic building that looks almost as from another world:

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das futuristische Gebäude der Nord LB.

HQ of the Nord LB in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das futuristische Gebäude der Nord LB.

HQ of the Nord LB in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das futuristische Gebäude der Nord LB.

HQ of the Nord LB in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das futuristische Gebäude der Nord LB bei Nacht.

HQ of the Nord LB in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das futuristische Gebäude der Nord LB bei Nacht.

HQ of the Nord LB in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

After this I went to make a round around the Masch-Lake and luckily enough, the city was celebrating the anual Maschsee-Festival that night… so, after beeing taking pictures the whole day I enjoyed a cold beer and walked back to the hotel.

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Skyline der Stadt vom Maschsee aus während des jährlichen Maschfestivals.

View of the Maschsee in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf die Skyline der Stadt vom Maschsee aus während des jährlichen Maschfestivals.

View of the Maschsee in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

While walking I turned back and took a last picture of the Neue Rathaus:
Deutschland, Hannover, Blick auf das Neue Rathaus von einem Kanal am Fluss Leine aus.

View of the Neue Rathaus from the Leine River in Hannover, Germany – Copyright: Kristian Peetz

The next day would take me to my next stop: Düsseldorf.

The whole images from my Photo-Round-Trip 2016 are available for licensing through

or at any of the other Stock Image Agencies I work with.