Hanover or Hannover on the River Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover). At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Electorate was enlarged to become the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover. Hanover is located 177 miles (285 km) west of Berlin, 94 miles (151 km) south of Hamburg, 392 miles (631 km) north of Munich, and 85 miles (137 km) east of Osnabrück.
- 1 Postmarks in Germany
- 2 Unified Germany
- 3 Federal Republic of Germany
- 4 Allied Occupied Germany
- 5 Postmarks in German Empire
- 6 Postmark in North German Confederation
- 7 Postmark in Kingdom of Prussia
- 8 Postmarks in Kingdom of Hanover
Postmarks in Germany
Meter Cancels (all periods)
Federal Republic of Germany
Allied Occupied Germany
Normal letters were again permitted on 20.6.45 in RPD Hannover, PLZ 20.
Postmarks in German Empire
|[[File:Hannover (DE) mc3.jpg|thumb|500px|Meter cancel Hannover 1935.]|
Postmark in North German Confederation
Since 1 January 1868.
Postmark in Kingdom of Prussia
Since 1 October 1866.
Postmarks in Kingdom of Hanover
Railway postmarks - Bahnpost
Railway postmarks were placed on the lines to HARBURG in 1847, CASSEL and EMDEN in 1856, GEESTEMÜNDE in 1862.