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The reconstructed palace in 2013
Herrenhäuser Church

Herrenhausen (German: [ˈhɛʁn̩ˌhaʊzn̩]; Eastphalian: Herrnhusen) is a district of the German city of Hanover, northwest of the city centre, officially the Stadtbezirk of Herrenhausen-Stöcken. In 2014 it had a population of 35,920.

Industries include Johnson Controls (spun off from VARTA) and Herrenhäuser Brewery founded in 1868.

Places of worship include Herrenhäuser Church.

Palace and Gardens[edit]

A major attraction is the baroque Herrenhausen Palace and Herrenhausen Gardens, established by the House of Hanover.

The palace was largely destroyed in World War II and not rebuilt until 2013.

The 19th-century "Welfenmausoleum" in the Gardens is the burial place of Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and after World War II the remains of King George I of Great Britain along with his parents' were removed from the crypt of Leineschloss and reinterred there.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weir, Alison (1996). Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, Revised edition. Random House. pp. 272–276. ISBN 0-7126-7448-9.

Coordinates: 52°24′14″N 9°41′08″E / 52.40389°N 9.68556°E / 52.40389; 9.68556