02.05.2018 • Rumeng
The capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony - was a 7 hour bus ride from Offenburg and even though the bus ride was crazy tiring, the city was beautiful and it was a trip made worthwhile.
We were supposed to be at the Hannover Messe but that was never the reason why my friend and I signed up for the trip. So the minute we got off the bus, we headed for the subway station to get a ticket that would take us to an aquarium which we imagined would be huge. What we never thought was that it turned out to be an aquarium targeted at toddlers………… this we noticed when queuing up to get our tickets, all we saw were mothers and fathers with their little babies……….. but when we turned to look at the gates, rain was splashing down like a waterfall….. so we decided to go ahead with the aquarium plan. Clearly, we were left pretty speechless and couldn’t help laughing at our major fail.
When we were done with the aquarium, the rain had finally stopped – the weather still very cold – but at least it had stopped raining. So we could finally explore the city and head to the gorgeous Leibniz Universität Hannover (The University of Hannover). Along the way, we came across some breathtaking greenery!The university needless to say, was GORGEOUS. It had university vibes all over it and was very international – I could see a pretty diverse student body walking about campus.
I really enjoyed the city and I have to mention the subway – it took me right back home – and it came every 5 minutes. Coming from Offenburg, where you get a bus every 40 minutes or more, you start to appreciate the little things around you, like that subway.
I found Hannover very different from any other German city I had visited – it was so peaceful, green and a very mesmerizing kind of quiet and beautiful.
Our last stop of the day was the Hannover Messe. Seeing how it was one of the largest trade fairs in the world and how we had come all this way we might as well just go inside and check it out. I’m not sure how an average 23 year old, not particularly interested in technology or anything like that, could possibly find it interesting. I was so tired from the bus ride, I didn’t even know I had fallen asleep for nearly an hour on a bench, whilst my friend was freezing in the cold beside.😂
But at the end of the day, I had a great trip with.great company who happened to be a fantastic photographer too! Bonus 😁😁🖤