Hanover is located on the River Leine, and it is the capital of Germany's Lower Saxony region. A cheap flight from London will get you to the city in 1 hour 15 minutes, where there is a lot to see. Hanover is renowned for its exhibitions and festivals; CeBit and the Hanover Fair are important trade shows, while its Oktoberfest is the second biggest in the world. The Royal Gardens of the Herrenhausen are one of the city's most important attractions, and although the palace suffered extensive damage during World War II, it has now been largely rebuilt. The city's zoo is one of the best in Europe, and well worth a visit, and with a direct flight from the UK you could be there by tomorrow. There are many more attractions including the Old Town Hall and the Waterloo Column, and be sure to try the delicious ice cream at Movenpick. The 'Red Line' beginning at the tourist office is an easy to follow walk taking in some of the city's favourite sights. Why wait to explore this lively city when there are direct flights from Birmingham, Manchester and other UK destinations. Our online flight comparison tool can help you find the best deal by comparing hundreds of airfares of different airlines.