Hannover, a Leading Destination for Trade Shows and Exhibitions

Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony in Germany, is renowned for its vibrant trade show and exhibition scene, primarily facilitated by Deutsche Messe, one of the world's largest and most dynamic exhibition centers.

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World-class trade show venue

Deutsche Messe, the city's exhibition center, is a key reason why Hannover is a leading destination for trade shows. Spanning over 496,000 square meters of indoor space and 58,000 square meters of open-air space, it is one of the world's largest exhibition grounds. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including high-speed internet, conference rooms, and ample parking, making it ideal for hosting diverse events.

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Why Hannover is Ideal for Trade Shows

Hannover's strategic location in the heart of Europe makes it a hub for international business. It boasts excellent transport links, including Hannover Airport, extensive rail connections, and a well-developed road network, ensuring easy access for visitors from across the globe. The city's infrastructure supports large-scale events, offering ample accommodation options and modern amenities.

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Hannover Fair history

History of Deutsche Messe

The first Deutsche Messe, Hannover Export Fair was held in 1947, this marked the beginning of a new era for international trade fairs. Over the decades, Deutsche Messe has evolved, hosting numerous prestigious events such as HANNOVER MESSE, CeMAT, and DOMOTEX, among others. These events attract millions of visitors annually, driving innovation and economic growth in various sectors.

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Things to see and do in Hannover

Things to See and Do in Hannover

Hannover is not just a business destination; it is also rich in culture and history, offering a variety of attractions and activities for visitors:

Herrenhausen Gardens

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are among the most famous baroque gardens in Europe. Visitors can explore the Great Garden, the Berggarten, and the Georgengarten, each offering unique botanical displays and historical landmarks.

The New Town Hall

An architectural marvel, the New Town Hall is a must-see. Visitors can take an elevator to the top of the dome for panoramic views of the city.

Maschsee Lake

Maschsee is a large artificial lake in the city center, perfect for boating, jogging, or simply relaxing by the water. The annual Maschsee Festival is a highlight, featuring music, food, and cultural events.

Hannover Zoo

Hannover Adventure Zoo is one of the best in Europe, with themed areas representing different parts of the world, making it a fun and educational experience for all ages.

The Old Town

Strolling through the charming Old Town (Altstadt) is like stepping back in time. Narrow streets, half-timbered houses, and historic churches create a picturesque setting, with plenty of cafes and shops to enjoy.

Sprengel Museum

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the Sprengel Museum, home to an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Picasso, Klee, and Chagall.

Eilenriede Forest

One of Europe's largest urban forests, Eilenriede offers a green retreat within the city. It's ideal for walking, cycling, and enjoying nature.

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Visit Hannover for Trade shows, Culture and Entertainment.

Hannover's blend of business acumen and cultural richness makes it a standout destination for trade shows and exhibitions. Deutsche Messe's world-class facilities and Hannover's welcoming atmosphere ensure that visitors, whether for business or pleasure, have a memorable and productive experience. With its historical sites, lush parks, and vibrant cultural scene, Hannover is more than just a place for business—it's a city that invites exploration and enjoyment.

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Call the Deutsche Messe UK & Ireland team on
+44 203 384 3666 (UK) or +35312238668 (Ireland).