Hannover is not only home to the the world's largest fair ground, they also know how to throw a party!
From Old Town charm, to hipster Linden there are plenty of great places to relax and unwind after a a hectic conference schedule, with bars, clubs and restaurants offering the perfect microbreweries, pop up and gourmet restaurants and places to dance the night away.
There are a multitude of must visit sights, and a unique, curved elevator will zip you up the cupola, at a 17 degree angle, with a vista across the city, from the top of the New Town Hall, situated on the shore of Europe's largest man made lake, Maschsee!
A maritime paradise right in the city centre!
Offering 190 acres of recreational area, Maschsee Lake invites you to relax, walk, eat, jog, and party. There are a variety of water sports: yachting, canoeing and pedal-boating, and around the edge a track to run, skate or simply stroll. On the opposite banks of the lake you will find the celebrated Sprengel Museum Hannover. In the winter, should the lake freeze, ice skating is even permitted.
Festivals - take your pick!
The Maschsee Lake Festival is one of the biggest events in northern Germany: for three whole weeks this maritime summer festival offers concert highlights, water sporting events, open-air dance evenings, performances by local and international artistes across four stages, and a host of culinary treats.
It is possible to enjoy a multitude of other festivals throughout the year such as: Jazz at Swinging Hannover, get your eye in at the Schützenfest, a Marksman Festival, now running for 500 centuries, delight at the International Fireworks Competition and of course, no German town would be complete without their own Hannover Christmas Market.
With 11.36 per cent green spaces, it is arguably Germany’s greenest metropolis. The city forest, the Eilenriede, is, at 642 hectares, around twice the size of Central Park in New York, and Europe’s largest continuous urban woodland. Hannover additionally boasts 45,000 roadside trees, that help preserve a healthy climate, with 500 new ones added each year and 600 ‘adopted’.
Hannover also has as many as 530 km of cycle paths, 170 km of which pass through these lush green spaces. The total cycle paths for the entire region is 1,000 km!
The 'fairytale' Marienburg Castle the ‘Neuschwanstein of the North’ is the magnificent former residence of the House of Guelph, 30 km south of the city, where visitors can enjoy splendid views of the river Leine.
Hannover Exhibition & Conference Center is well connected to all of Hannover's attractions, approx 15 mins by Taxi, 25 mins by train or tram into the city centre.
For your event requirements in Hannover, please contact Hannover Exhibition & Conference Center (run by Deutsche Messe), email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1628 532020.
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