If you want to experience the notion of a classic German pub, visit Gaststätte Plümecke situated in the Wilhelminian style quarter called List. The interior is very traditional and not stylish, that's for sure. Here you can find people of all classes and professions. The lawyer next to the electrician, the doctor face to face to the factory worker. You will get local beer (Herrenhäuser Pils) and delicious pub classics to eat as currywurst, french fries (probably the best in town) or a Frikadelle. But be cautious: don't try to take a seat by yourself. In the Plümecke you are seated by Brigitte, the innkeeper (which is very uncommon in Germany). Achtung: The Plümecke is closed at weekends. From Monday to Friday it opens at 7 pm (at least I think so).
Underground station: Lister Platz (a ten minute walk away)
If you are in Hanover on a Saturday, visit the flea market in the old town by the bank of the river Leine. Here you can find everything from books, clothing, records and electronic devices (tv sets, radios, telephones) to furniture (partly antique), stamps or jewellery. The first stands open early in the morning and the last ones close in the afternoon about 3pm. By the way: The Hohes Ufer is the place where Hanover was founded in the 13th century. It is said that the town's name derives from an early German form of the expression Hohes Ufer.
On the street called Hohes Ufer by the river Leine. Take the tram to Clevertor.
Want to sweat to indie pop, dancefloor or electronic rhythms? Take a look at the Glocksee, a former industrial area close to the river Ihme. Here you can find two discos: the Café Glocksee and the bigger Indiego Hall in the same building. Usually the DJs play different kinds of music upstairs and downstairs, so you can change the location and the style from time to time. The Glocksee is not only a disco: musicians play live performances too.
Glockseestraße 35 (backyard);
Tram station: Goethestraße;
tel: 0511 161 4712;
Close to central station begins the Lister Meile, a homely shopping street. This mile-long pedestrian zone leads from the city centre to the Wilhelminian style quarter List. In the shops you can find the usual kind of stuff: clothing, books, fruits and vegetables. And there is even a store selling British food and candies (if you are homesick for English crisps and chocolate). In the Lister Meile (and in the area around) you can find lovely cafés and restaurants, where you can sit in or outside.
Underground stations: Hauptbahnhof, Lister Platz
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