If you’re visiting a concert in Hannover, Germany, there are a lot of venues you might go to. The MusikZentrum is north of the city center, close to the tracks of the railway. It is a small but good concert hall where you can enjoy different artists.
The Lokhalle in Göttingen, Germany is what its name refers to: the location of the former Eisenbahnausbesserungswerk Göttingen. Once upon a time, trains were brought into this long hall to be repaired. After the workshop was closed, this place was empty for a very long time – until it became an important entertainment center.
Another concert in Hannover, Germany led me (again) to the Kulturzentrum Faust, an event location in the old bedspring factory of Hannover. It is a lovely place for small and medium size concerts in Linden-Nord and if the weather is good you can sit outside and enjoy a beer and a slice of pizza.
Compared to my hometown, nightlife in Kassel is a bit limited. The Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, where most bars are, disappoints me – and the interesting spots like the Lolita bar are spread throughout the city. When it comes to concert locations there is one well known place – even outside of Kassel: The MusikTheater (or short: “MT”).
The Parkbühne (also called “Gilde Parkbühne” after its current sponsor, a local brewery) is just another concert location in Hannover, Germany. It is plain: a stage, toilets, beer vendors and a (green)field. In summertime and with the right bands it is great to stay here.
People in Kassel typically don’t live in the city center, they build their houses in one of the numerous towns around. One of these, located north of Kassel, is Vellmar. It is easily reachable via tramway from Kassel and has a good cultural scene. Once a year they set a hugh tent onto their Festplatz and invite different artists to a festival.
The Kulturzelt in Kassel, Germany is an institution. Starting nearly 30 years ago every year a tent is set up in summer time at the Karlsaue, close to the river Fulda. Over some weeks different national and international music acts play there – sometimes with a free space for dancing and sometimes with chairs to relax with a bit more quiet music.Continue reading “17 Hippies and a tent”
The Capitol is my most favourite concert site in Hannover, Germany. I’ve seen different bands playing here like Kettcar, but the best event was a party with Billy Talent. This evening was like a sports event and everybody went home soaked with sweat – even the tramway windows became like frosted glass.