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Hannover

Hannover (or Hanover) is a German city situated on the River Leine. The city is one of the largest in northern Germany, and is well known for holding commercial trade fairs on a regular basis. The city is host to one of the largest fairgrounds in the world, and is also home to highly regarded universities.

Hannover Hauptbahnhof is a major hub within the German rail network, offering numerous national and international rail services. The city is also an important junction within the country's motorway network. The city itself is well served by public transport; with an extensive tram system in place.

How to get to Hannover from
Route 1:

Russian Railways have recently introduced an upgraded overnight service direct between Paris and Moscow, called the Trans-European Express. The trains on this route reach speeds up up to 200km/hr as they travel through five different countries en route. 

The train carries a range of Luxury, First and Second Class carriages, as well as a restaurant car. The sleeping compartments are configured as either 3-berths, 2-berths or single berths. You can opt to share a multiple berth compartment with a stranger, if you would rather not pay the extra for a single berth. Each compartment doubles up as a sitting room during the day time, with beds that fold down for the evening. Each room has its own basin, and towels, linens and toiletries are provided. 

The train's Luxury carriage offers four compartments, arranged as single or twin compartments with private bathroom facilities, as well as telveision system and complimentary breakfast. 

A dining car is attached for the length of the journey, although it is Polish between Paris and Warsaw, and Russian between Brest and Moscow. Each carriage also has a samovar, which provides hot water for drinks and snacks.

If this route doesn't take your fancy, there are alternative ways of reaching Moscow from Western Europe, including journeys from Cologne, Brussels, Helsinki and even Amsterdam.

Route 2:

A frequent service operates each day between Amsterdam and Berlin, with a total journey time of just over six hours. In the Netherlands, the train starts/ends its journey at Amsterdam Schiphol (the city's main airport).

An alternative overnight service is available, running between Amsterdam and Moscow via Berlin if you would prefer. Connecting services to Hamburg are available from Osnabrück.

Route 3:

The City Night Line train is a comfortable sleeper train, travelling between various destinations throughout Europe. The journey between Paris and Berlin is made on-board 'Perseus', and takes around 13hrs. City Night Line services are very affordable, and offer a great alternative to travelling during the day, allowing you to arrive fresh at your destination, and saving on hotel bills.

Route 4:

The journey takes around eight hours either way, and can be made on either a night or day service. This page deals only with the day-time InterCity Express service. For the City Night Line sleeper service, please see Hamburg - Zurich (City Night Line).