From the motorway A2/E34, which runs between Dortmund and Berlin, turn off at Junction 40 onto the 441 in the direction of Hannover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 kilometres turn right at the sign for Harenberg, along Seelzestrasse, and continue through Harenberg to the T junction and then turn left towards Hannover.
Hanover War Cemetery (known locally as Limmer cemetery) and Hanover Military Cemetery are on the left of this road, 3 kilometres from the boundary of Harenberg.
Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country.
The cemetery contains 2,403 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified. There are also 39 non-war burials and ten war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.
Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war cemetery of more than 3,000 burials.