As the capital of Lower Saxony, Hannover is one of the most important economic centres in northern Germany. This city, known for centuries as the "capital of fairs", is internationally renowned for the many renowned congresses and trade fairs it hosts every year. The region is a true economic metropolis open to the world. Thanks to its setting and the incredible quality of life it offers its residents, Hannover is also known for its prestigious universities but also for its cultural offer. It is undoubtedly a privileged place for professional travellers and an ideal place to stay for those on long missions and expatriates.
Every year, dozens and dozens of trade fairs are held in Hannover. Here is a selection of the next ones to come:
- Industry sector: EuroBlech - Exhibition of sheet metal working technologies, Ligna Hannover - world exhibition of forestry and woodworking equipment and machinery and the must-attend Hannover Messe - international exhibition of industrial technology.
- Energy and environment sector: Energy Decentral - international trade fair for innovative solutions and energy supply
- Health and Biotechnology Sector: Labvolution - trade fair for laboratory equipment, products, services and technologies.
- Automotive sector: IAA Commercial Vehicles - international trade fair for commercial vehicles.
- Security sector: Interschutz - international trade fair for fire protection, natural disaster prevention and rescue services.
- Logistics sector: CeMAT - the world exhibition for the intralogistics industry.
- Interior design and decoration sector: Domotex Hannover - the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings.
All these exhibitions will take place in the Hannover Exhibition Centre, the Deutsche Messe Hannover, the largest in the world.
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Hannover is very welcoming, its quality of life is incredible. It is the ideal city to extend your professional stay in a bluish environment. So, to get involved in the culture and fully enjoy your trip, nothing beats staying in a furnished apartment. The presence of a kitchen will allow you to be autonomous, to be able to eat as you wish and thus reduce the costs associated with catering. This cuisine will be perfect for tasting the traditional local specialities bought at the covered market: green cabbage and smoked sausage, eel soup, Bremer Knipp, pickled herring fillets, etc.
Short-term furnished rentals in apartments or apart-hotels are as pleasant to stay in Hannover for a few days as they are for long-term assignments. For expatriates, the furnished apartment allows them to familiarize themselves with the city as soon as they arrive, while waiting to find permanent accommodation in the desired area afterwards.
To find your ideal accommodation and get help with your expatriation, do not hesitate to go through a relocation agency. In the meantime, to benefit from temporary accommodation in Hannover, Magicstay offers you furnished apartments with every comfort and ideally located to facilitate your professional mobility.
Take advantage of his professional stay in Hannover to discover the city
Since the Middle Ages, Hannover has been a city of fairs and trade. During the second half of the 19th century, it underwent a considerable industrial expansion. At the end of the Second World War, the city was devastated, the buildings were in ruins. Reconstruction is proceeding quickly. Nevertheless, the tradition of fairs has continued, as the city is still known for its large trade fairs and the highly renowned events organised there every year, such as the Maschsee festival or the Schützenfest, the annual festival of archery clubs. Beyond this very dynamic activity, Hannover is a veritable jewel of greenery, which makes it a privileged city to combine business and rejuvenation. Whether you are there for an appointment or to attend a congress, whether you decide to extend your stay for a weekend or whether you are going on a long mission, here are some ideas to make the most of your professional stay in Hannover.
Discover the city by following the common thread!
This 4.2 km route, marked by a red line painted on the city's sidewalks, allows you to discover Hannover through 36 essential places. Beginning of the visit to the Tourist Office (do not hesitate to get the explanatory brochure to learn more about the different centres and places of interest that dot this route) then just follow the common thread! On the programme, there are not only essential monuments of the city but also stops, notably at Kramerstrasse, which is a cross drawn on the ground from which you can simultaneously observe the towers of the 4 churches in the city centre. An original and surprising visit.
Recharge your batteries in this green city
Running or hiking enthusiasts will enjoy getting some fresh air in contact with this green environment. The municipal woods, the walks along the Mittellandkanal and the Leine promise a total change of scenery. The 300-year-old royal gardens of Herrenhausen are one of Hanover's main attractions. The cave of the visual artist and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle and the Baroque inspired Grand Jardin, which are located there, attract tourists from all over the world. Many outdoor events are organized there from spring onwards. For animal lovers, visit the Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover, which houses 3300 animals!
Immerse yourself in picturesque Hannover in the heart of the historic centre
In the middle of the Marktplatz (market square) in the centre of the old town, you will be amazed by the beautiful half-timbered houses and the old town hall, a Gothic brick building built in 1410, next door is the Lutheran church Marktkirche (market church) with its 97 metre high bell tower, also entirely in brick, which offers an incredible view over the city. Continue through picturesque Hannover to the wood market where the house of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a famous philosopher, mathematician and physicist who lived in Hannover for over 40 years and honoured the city, is located. The house is not the original residence of Leibniz, destroyed during the war, it was rebuilt on this square. Then discover, in rue Burg, the oldest bourgeois house with a facade dating back to 1566 and the oldest church in the city dating back to 1333. Finally, admire the Ballhof, built between 1649 and 1664 to be a place for sporting events, this establishment now hosts concerts and plays. It is a cultural place very appreciated by the inhabitants of the city.
Admire the new City Hall
Inaugurated on June 20, 1913, the new City Hall is a majestic building. Renowned for its prowess and innovations in terms of construction, in particular its inclined elevator with a 17-degree angle that leads to the dome. From this spot, 93 metres high, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city and the surrounding nature. Different areas of City Hall host exhibitions throughout the year. 4 models of the city at 4 different periods are presented: in the Middle Ages, before the Second World War, at the end of it and at the end of the current city.
Visit the Sprengel Museum
The Sprengel Museum Hannover is dedicated to modern art. It was opened in 1979 thanks to Bernhard Sprengel's collection, which contained many pieces by modern French painters and German expressionists. Among others, there are works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee and Max Ernst.
Enjoy a beer and a local speciality
Join the German tradition by enjoying a draught beer in one of the city's open-air breweries, such as the Lister Turm Biergarten, a well-known brewery in the region. You will accompany it with a traditional pretzel or bratwurst. Enjoy your meal!
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TO SEE ABSOLUTELY:
1. Sprengel Museum (between 2h and ½ day)
2. State Museum of Lower Saxony (between 2 hours and ½ day)
3. Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen (between 2h and ½ day)
4. Marktkirche Church (between 30 minutes and 2 hours)
5. Hannover Zoo (1 day)
1. Alte Stadt
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