The small German province of Laatzen offers visitors a tranquil escape from the metropolitan madness of the bustling city; comprised of idyllic hamlets and arresting historic buildings, the town is a cultural banquet awaiting consumption. Gothic chapels, picturesque parks and enriching exhibitions are just a smattering of Laatzen’s aesthetic attributes, while its close proximity to beautiful countryside and the thriving city of Hanover makes it a superb springboard for alternative activities.
The arresting vision of Laatzen’s Gothic Red Brick Chapel is one that transports observers back to its 14th century origin. A small spire emerges from the pointed roof and wooden windows give the impression of a schoolhouse rather than an ecclesiastical example.
Submerge your sense in the rich aroma and colourful cacophony of flowers and plants in the Garden of the Senses. The park forms a stunning centrepiece in the city’s landscape, presenting a bounteous banquet of wild roses, exotic plants and looming trees, all of which are designed to delight the senses.
Laatzen’s principal museum pays homage to the complex technology of aviation with interesting and interactive exhibits that feature enormous planes and real fighter jets. The Aviation Museum boasts of 3500 square metres of space upon which aviator models, uniforms and accessories jostle for position.
Reap the benefits of Laatzen’s cosmopolitan culture with a visit to Lola’s Gourmet Restaurant, a sublime Spanish inspired eatery that truly encompasses the flair and flavour of Mediterranean cuisine. The elegant interior creates an inviting ambience in which to enjoy aromatic paella and tempting tapas plates while sipping chilled sangria. (Gutenbergstr. 21, 30880 Laatzen, Germany)