Information & Facts
Hanover is at its best in the summer months, when the city can
see as much as seven hours of sunshine per day and an average
temperature of 70°F (21ºC). In the winter months, between May and
September, the mercury drops to as little as Nevertheless, this
drops to as little as one hour of sunshine in the depths of winter
as 37°F (3°C).
German is the official language. English is also widely
spoken and understood.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents.
ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit
cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels
and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash.
Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks
often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to
change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that
are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on
weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway
stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last
Sunday in October).