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Eilenriede, Hannover

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Known amongst Hamburg residents as the green lung of the city, Eilenriede is one of the largest urban parks in all of Europe. Wander the park's 130 km (80.7 mi) of trails and roads, suitable for hiking, driving, and even cycling. More than 640 hectares (1,581.4 acres) of protected land--at least twice the size of New York's Central Park--are dotted with thousands of trees, large expanses of marshland, gently flowing creeks, and a variety of memorials. The park offers more active fun, too, with horseback riding, playgrounds, mini golf, and the city's zoo. Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants sprinkled throughout the area; they serve a selection of cafe specialties with both indoor and outdoor seating. Use our Hannover holiday planner to visit Eilenriede on your trip to Hannover, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Eilenriede is felt as big as a quarter of Hanover. It is in the middle of the forest and yet located in the beautiful city of Hannover. There are some ponds, a miniature golf course, green meadows, at least a wonderful playground and streams that flow through the town forest. It is a wonderful place to escape from the enjoy in the city.
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  • August 7, 2017
    The Eilenriede is a paradise for jogging and skating. There are designated runs until down to the half-marathon course within the forest. The routes are all very quiet and really nice. But beware: The arrows are sometimes a bit hidden on the side of the road.
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  • July 6, 2017
    This is one of the nicest city parks I have ever visited. I learned later it is nearly twice the size of NYC Central Park. It is very clean although there were many empty condom wrappers on the side t...  more »

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