The capital of Lower Saxony is one of northern Germany's major economic centres. Hanover hosts a large number of top international trade fairs and shows every year and also occupies a major position on the national political scene. This green city on the banks of the Leine and Mittellandkanal, much of which is post-1945, has no lack of walking opportunities thanks to its lakes and ponds, woodland and famous gardens of Herrenhausen.
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