Can you spot me? 😉 I'm in the new town hall which is the residence of the mayor, the head of the municipal administration of Hannover. The doors of the town hall are always wide open to all visitors. Next to the stairs four scale models of Hannover are on permanent display under the nearly one hundred metre high dome of the town hall lobby, showing the city as it was in the Middle Ages, before World War II , the destruction of 1945 and the townscape of today. These models are always immensely popular amongst the visitors.
Many visitors are quite astonished to hear that the magnificent building they are standing in front of is, actually, the "new" town hall. Its size and grand architectural style make it look more "historical", like a relict from more majestic times, when Hannover used to be a kingdom. The town hall itself was, however, ceremonially opened on 20 June 1913, after twelve years building time.
Monschau is a small town in Germany‘s Eifel region, and a place where time seems to have stood still for over three centuries. It is the cultural hub of the Eifel area and a great base for exploring the fascinating wilderness of the Eifel. Monschau’s romantic lanes, beautiful timbered houses, and medieval walls make it the perfect place for a quiet, restful holiday