The point in the Hanover inner-city where Georgstraße, Karmarschstraße, Bahnhofstraße and Rathenaustraße meet is where the Kröpcke clock can be found. A central square in the middle of the city - also a popular meeting point from which to take an urban stroll through the shopping streets of Hanover. The largest station of the city railway is located right beneath the Kröpcke clock.
The square gets its name from the adjacent Cafe Kröpcke, a confectionery dating back to the 19th century, which was run by Wilhelm Kröpcke until he died in 1919. What was then only colloquially known as Kröpcke was renamed after the Second World War; the cafe destroyed in the war was rebuilt and named "Cafe am Kröpcke".