Fetch your luggage, walk out of Hannover Airport (HAJ), and pick up your rental car. Which one you climb into depends on where you’ll be going. If you’ll be spending a lot of time driving in downtown Hannover, around 6 miles from the terminal, choose something small. A compact car with good handling will be perfect for those bustling city streets. But with so many things to see, like the scenic sandy shores of the surrounding region, you’ll probably be racking up a few miles. A larger vehicle, like an SUV or a full-size car, will make lengthier road trips a joy.