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train

Hanover as a junction in the rapid transit network of the German railroad company »Deutsche Bahn« is easily reachable with their express trains »ICE«. From Berlin it takes 1 hour 30 min, from Cologne 2 hours 39 minutes and from Munich 4 hours 11 minutes to get here.

To reach the festival area with public transport, you first have to get from the central station (»Hauptbahnhof«) to the main junction station of trams called »Kröpcke«. It is within a 5 minute walking distance if you leave the central station towards »Ernst-August-Platz« and walk straightforward through the shopping arcade. Otherwise you can take the tram at the central station for one stop with one of the following lines: 1 in the direction of »Laatzen/Sarstedt«, 2 in the direction of »Rethen«, 3 or 7 in the direction of »Wettbergen«, 8 in the direction of »Messe/Nord« or 9 in the direction of »Empelde«.
At the »Kröpcke« you change to the tram line 6 and go until the last stop »Messe/Ost (EXPO-Plaza)«. From there it is a five minutes walk to the Design Center, crossing a pedestrian bridge and the large plaza.

For detailed connections please visit Deutsche Bahn.

For more information and pricing of the public transportation please visit the Üstra, Hanover's public transportation company.



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airplane

Hannover has a modern airport in the district of Hannover-Langenhagen. Therefore it is quick to reach from every European city. From Barcelona it takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, from London 1hour and 25 minutes and from Stockholm 1hour and 40 minutes to get here. The airport is connected with the central station of Hannover by the suburban »S-Bahn« train which takes approximately 17 minutes.

To directly get from the airport to the festival area, you can already leave the »S-Bahn« at »Hannover-Nordstadt«, go upstairs, change to tram line 6 and go until the last stop »Messe/Ost (EXPO-Plaza)«. From there it is a five minutes walk to the Design Center, crossing a pedestrian bridge and the large plaza.

For information about the airport Hannover click here.

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car

From the northern part of Germany (Hamburg, Bremen) you will reach Hannover easily by taking the motorway A7 always in direction of Kassel until the last exit »Laatzen/Messe«. Follow the signs to the »Messe« (fair) taking the B443 and later the B6 still towards the Messe. Leave at »Messe/Süd« and turn left. At the next lights, turn right and go ahead until the end of the »Lissabonner Straße« where you turn left into »Weltausstellungsallee«. Three car-parks are available on the left hand side. (You may enter »Weltausstellungsallee 26, 30539 Hannover« into your navigation system.) Parking fees are progressive from 1 euro for 1 hour, 2 euros for 2 hours up to 5 euros for 10 hours. The maximum fee per day is 6 euros.

From the south (Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Kassel) you also reach Hannover via the motorway A 7. At the junction »Hannover-Süd« you have to leave the A7 and take the A37 towards Hannover Messe. The A 37 is leading to the »Messeschnellweg« B6, which you have to leave at the exit »Messe/Süd«, then turn left. At the next lights, turn right and go ahead until the end of the »Lissabonner Straße« where you turn left into »Weltausstellungsallee«. Three car-parks are available on the left hand side. (You may enter »Weltausstellungsallee 26, 30539 Hannover« into your navigation system.) Parking fees are progressive from 1 euro for 1 hour, 2 euros for 2 hours up to 5 euros for 10 hours. The maximum fee per day is 6 euros.

If you arrive from the west (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund), you will have to leave the motorway A2 at the junction »Hannover-Buchholz« and take the A 37 towards the Messe. Follow the »Messeschnellweg« B3, which later becomes the B6. Leave at the exit »Messe/Süd« and turn right. At the next lights, go straight ahaid until the end of the »Lissabonner Straße« where you turn left into »Weltausstellungsallee«. Three car-parks are available on the left hand side. (You may enter »Weltausstellungsallee 26, 30539 Hannover« into your navigation system.) Parking fees are progressive from 1 euro for 1 hour, 2 euros for 2 hours up to 5 euros for 10 hours. The maximum fee per day is 6 euros.

If you arrive from the east (Berlin, Magdeburg) you will have to take the motorway A2 towards Hannover and leave it at the junction »Hannover-Ost«. There you have to take the A7 in direction of Kassel until the last exit »Laatzen/Messe«. Follow the signs to the »Messe« (fair), taking the B443 and later the B6 still towards the Messe. Leave at »Messe/Süd« and turn left. At the next lights, turn right and go ahead until the end of the »Lissabonner Straße« where you turn left into »Weltausstellungsallee«. Three car-parks are available on the left hand side. (You may enter »Weltausstellungsallee 26, 30539 Hannover« into your navigation system.) Parking fees are progressive from 1 euro for 1 hour, 2 euros for 2 hours up to 5 euros for 10 hours. The maximum fee per day is 6 euros.

 

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bus

Different long distances bus lines offer connections towards Hanover. The central bus station is located right next to the central tram station »Kröpcke«, from where you can take the tram line 6 to the last stop »Messe/Ost (EXPO-Plaza)«. From there it is a five minutes walk to the Design Center, crossing a pedestrian bridge and the large plaza. 

Connections can be found here.

public
transport

To reach the festival area you have to take the tram line 6 and go until the last stop »Messe/Ost (EXPO-Plaza)«. From there it is a five minutes walk to the Design Center, crossing a pedestrian bridge and the large plaza. 

You find more information and prices of the public transportation on the Üstra site.