In spite of its almost total destruction during WWII, Hanover still offers remnants of its former glory in the forms of Castle Marienburg, the massive City Hall and the Old Town, a get-together of surviving heritage buildings which give a feel of the ancient city. The lakeside nature park of Steinhuder Meer and the historic Hameln with is medieval streets bolster this heritage ambience of the region.
Lower Saxony lies in the northwest corner of Germany and is a land of deserted North Sea beaches, plains, uplands, rivers and mountains, all best explored at will with motorhome rental. Germany’s famous autobahn system makes driving a pleasure, and many of the picturesque towns and villages have camping sites nearby.
Germany offers both first class rental RV’s but also first class camping facilites. We advise spending more than one night especially if touring with children our motto is less is more when it comes to touring holidays.
Recommended campervan drives in Hanover
Hanover to Hameln:
heading southeast from Hanover on the A2 autobahn brings you to Hameln, better known as Hamelin, the home of the Pied Piper. Its medieval heart is spectacular, with high, timbered buildings set around a central square and backed with cobbled alleyways. This old world core is easily explored from the Forest Pool and River Weser Ferry House caravan sites just outside the town.
Hanover – Hamburg – Cuxhaven:
head due north on the A7 autobahn to Hamburg, a drive which takes less than two hours. Camping Buchholtz is the closest campervan site to the city centre. Take a day to explore then head to the coast at Cuxhaven, a two-hour drive via the A1 and A27. Campingplatz Beckmann, set on the tip of the peninsula, awaits motorists with RV hires.
Hanover – Berlin – Kiel:
a two-hour drive along the E30 and A2 takes you to iconic Berlin, a must-see for its Cold War remnants, the Brandenburg Gate and its medieval quarter. City Camping Berlin is convenient for accessing the major attractions. Head out of the city via the E25 and E26 to Kiel, south of the border on the Danish peninsula. There are many campsites here, including Camping Forde Blick which overlooks the wild Baltic Sea.
Driving in Germany gives an experience of well-maintained, fast autobahns connecting all major cities via scenic routes through the countryside. If you are heading to Hanover city centre, you’ll need to park and ride as there is an Umweltzone in place which only allows low-emission vehicles with a special badge to enter.
Parking in the city is expensive and the roads become crowded during the city’s many trade shows and exhibitions. The speed limit in built-up areas is 50kph and there is no speed limit on the autobahns, although the highway limit is set at 100 kph. Drink-driving is taken seriously.
Whilst we have a comprehensive choice of campervans for hire in Munich with McRent and Pure Motorhomes germany, they can sell out quickly, especially over the summer high season months, so a word of advice please book early. Early booking will always ensure you get the best deal and widest choice from small pop up’s to larger mobile homes.