Hannover Fairground

Messegelände, Hannover, Germany
Founded in:
Total area:
496, 000 m²
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    during the 1990s the fairground has undergone extensive remodeling

About The Venue

Hannover Fairground (Messegelände Hannover) used to be an aircraft works with a lot of spacious hangars until 1947, when the space was first utilized as the exhibition grounds for Hannover Fair as a substitute for Leipzig Trade Fair then occupied by Soviet forces. A lot has changed since then as the exhibition grounds incorporate a lot of glass, high ceilings and foliage to create a soothing atmosphere. Indoor space sums up to 496,000 m² (5.3 million sq.ft.) grouped into three separate, but connected sub-areas, which can function together as a singular event host or run three different events at the same time. In total there are 27 halls and a congress centre, which has 35 rooms and a capacity of 1300 people in total.

What further contributes to Hanover Fairground’s stellar reputation as a versatile venue that can host any trade show is the outdoor area, which adds up to 58,000 m² (624,306 sq ft) space for any kind of installations and events. In addition to the 65 major trade fairs that are held here, it’s not uncommon for the grounds to host a variety of other events be it festivals, concerts or sports meets.

The Hannover fairground is host to several highly influential trade events. The list includes, but is not limited to EMO Hannover, Agritechnica, Tire Technology Expo, HANNOVER MESSE, CeMAT, EuroTier, INTERSCHUTZ, IAA Commercial Vehicles Hannover, EuroBLECH and LIGNA Hannover. We also wish to highlight the fact the Hanover Fairground is also often referred to as the biggest trade fairgrounds in the world.

How to get to Hannover Fairground
On foot

from Hbf ~35 min with a bike

1h 20 min bike ride

By Car

From Haptbahnhof there are ony 20 to 30 min with a car

From Hannover Aiport via A2 for 30 min 

By public transport

From Hbf - S4 to Messe Hanover/Laatzen for 23 min OR take U1, U2 or U8 for 30 to 40 min

From Hannover Aiport take S5 to Hbf and then U8 to Hannover, Messe/Nord (1h 10 min)

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