Hanover, or Hannover – the German spelling, is a large city and the capital of Lower Saxony. Although it has plenty to offer tourists and city-break visitors, Hannover is often known as exhibition-city, hosting some of the world’s largest trade fairs. The site for the Hannover Messe Exhibition Fairground is located in the Mittelfeld district of the city.
Messe Hannover hosts 496,000 m² (5.3 million sq.ft.) of covered indoor space, 58,000 m² (624,306 sq ft) of open-air space, 27 halls and pavilions and a convention centre with 35 function rooms. It’s one of the world’s largest exhibition grounds, with each year seeing over 6,000 exhibitors and up to a quarter of a million visitors.
Just as many are expected for the next exhibition, planned in the next years, so it is best to research and book your exhibition accommodation early. The site was originally an aircraft works, and first used as a trade fair site by the British military in the immediate post-war years of Allied-occupied Germany.
The first fair was held in 1947, with the aim of boosting the economy of post-war Germany, and has successfully taken place every year since.
Today the Hannover Messe Trade Fair covers all areas of industrial technology, including Industrial Automation, Energy, Digital Technology, Industrial Supply, and Research and Technology. The line-up of exhibitor’s stalls is supported with a programme of workshops and seminars, as well as full catering services of restaurants and bars.
Whatever your exhibition budget you’ll find something to suit, starting with hostels, B&B’s, apartments for rent and reasonably priced hotels. If you’d like to splurge on more luxurious accommodation for your visit to the Industrial Trade Fair, then look out for high-end four and five star hotels.
Location — Hannover is the capital of Lower Saxony in Germany. Hanover calls herself the “EXPO City” or “Exhibition City” (EXPO Stadt/Messestadt).
Messe Hannover Exhibition Centre is located in the in the Laatzen district of Hanover, next to the TUI arena.
Air Connections — Hannover is served by Flughafen Hannover (Hanover-Langenhagen airport). There is a train that runs twice-an-hour (called the S-Bahn) from the airport to the central station (Hauptbahnhof).
Hannover City Centre in Germany