Hannover is located in a strategic area for trade, business and culture. While featuring some leading trade-fairs including the most important fair for Information Technology, CeBIT, Hannover is also a hub of creativity and traditional German culture. A hotel in Hannover can host business people travelling for meetings and events in the city. It can furthermore serve families coming to enjoy the Hannover Zoo and the Tiergarten and visitors interested in shopping and museums. Hannover is also located close to other cities. It is less than an hour away from Wolfsburg (the centre of Volkswagen), and less than two hours from Bremen, Hamburg and Magdeburg. It is therefore an ideal base to explore Germany as a country.
Visit Hannover & stay at a Leonardo Hotel in Hannover
Fairs in Hannover
The Hannover Fairground (Messegelände) is the largest of its kind in the world. Each year in March, the largest computer and information technology related fair in the world, the CeBIT, takes place in Hannover. A month later the city hosts the largest industrial trade-fair in the world, the Hannover-Messe. Other main trade fairs in Hannover are Agrotechnica and EuroTier (for agricultural technology) and the International Automobile Exhibition. Hotels in Hannover with meeting and event facilities can also serve businesspeople in networking outside the realms of the Messegelände.
Getting to Hannover by Train or Plane
Who said that efficiency has to come in the place of elegance? Hannover’s public transport system, the Stadtbahn, is not only efficient, but it also won numerous design prizes. The Hannover-Langenhagen Airport is another way to reach the city and an airport hotel in Hannover can be also beneficial for those arriving to other destinations in Germany. Hannover is connected by numerous motorways – including the major East-West connection of A2 and the North-South connection of A7.
Business, Research and Hotels in Hannover
Hannover is a global centre of research, industry and technology. Some of the research facilities close to the hotels in Hannover include the International Neuroscience Institute Hannover, the Hannover Medical School and the Fraunhofer-Institute. Hannover is also home to the headquarters of the insurance giant KKH-Allianz and one of the world’s largest tourism companies TUI. Borth are located in Buchholz-Kleefeld close to the Hannover Tiergarten.
Sightseeing near the Leonardo Hotels in Hannover
Street Art in Hannover
Hannover prides itself on presenting one of the finest collections of street art in the world with many public sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle and other renowned artists to be found between Leibnitzufer and Königsworther Platz. Some of the bus stops in Hannover became a piece of art, one designed for example by “star architect” Frank Gehry. The “Gullyman” near the Central Train Station is a musical manhole (that is, a manhole through which music could be heard). Hannover city centre is east to explore through the “Red Path”, drawn on the pavement to mark a path for many important historical sites.
Tiergarten, Herrenhausen Gardens and the Zoo – Hannover for Nature Lovers
Hannover is an ideal destination for nature lovers and families, with many green spots and a large zoo. Also busy business visitors may spend a relaxing moment between meetings in places like the Tiergarten of Hannover, where deer, boars and manyother animals can roam free and be experienced in their natural habitat. Another attraction is the Hannover Zoo, home to over 2600 animals, and the Baroque style Herrenhausen Gardens.
Hannover’s Oktoberfest and Events in Hannover
Surprisingly enough the second largest Oktoberfest in Germany does not take place in Bavaria – but in Hannover (every year in late September and early October). Experience big events in Hannover not only in the autumn but also year-round: the Hannover Spring Festival (May-April), the Schützenfest (Marksmen Festival, June-July), the Maschseefest (July-August) and of course, the grand Christmas Market.