The exhibition buildings of the LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism are located on the former world exhibition EXPO 2000 grounds on the outskirts of Hanover and within walking distance from the Design Center, the vibrating heart of the festival. The tickets will only be available at the ticket office in the Design Center of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover. With the map handed out at the ticket office in the Design Center and the signposts installed at the area you can hardly get lost.

On this page we inform you about all exhibition buildings and provide you with the festival map. During the festival you can get our festival flyers with a map at the info-points in the Design Center.


The Design Center is the home of the Design & Media department of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover and thus it is also the workplace of the Hanoverian photo students. In the headquarters of the festival about 10 photo exhibitions will be shown and the evening events with world stars of the photojournalist scene will be taking place here. In addition to that, there is a technique showroom for all kinds of exhibitors from the imaging sector in the atrium, a bistro and numerous lectures and discussions.

Photo: Insa Hagemann

The Skywalk with its 450 meters of length, connecting the parking lots on the Expo area with the fairground, turns into a top gallery. The Deutsche Messe AG, one of the biggest international trade fair organizers, provides the Skywalk for the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism. Like all other exhibition locations, the Skywalk is in a walking distance from the center of the festival, the Design Center. 

Photo: Stefanie Preuin



After the successful introduction at the 4th LUMIX Festival we will continue the outdoor exhibition concept this year. The Gärten im Wandel (Gardens in Transition) were planted as part of the 2000 World Expo in Hannover. Originally planned as a modern, green rest area for footsore Expo visitors, the gardens will now be given new life with more than 200 photographs.

Photo: Emile Ducke

Since June 2011 the Planet MID, the former Bertelsmann Pavilion has been the new location of the University of Applied Sciences at the Expo Plaza. This is where Lower Saxony‘s Centre for Media, Information and Design was created. We are planning shows and podium discussions on current topics in photography to take place in this extraordinary space – called the “flying saucer” for its futuristic architecture. Multimedia reportages will be shown in the spherical auditorium. 

Photo: Jonas Wresch



Apart from the Multimedia vocational school, the building next to the Design Center contains the modern office center CampMedia of »hannoverimpuls«. CampMedia was opened in October 2001 and offers office premises to young and innovative enterprises.

Foto: Sebi Berens

We are pleased to have the Klingenberg company as a cooperation-partner this year. Klingenberg is the adress for exclusive design furniture, for rentals and purchases, and located on the Expo grounds since 2010. Klingenberg will support the LUMIX Festival with both, exclusive furniture and exhibition space.

Photo: Sebi Berens



Again we are very happy to announce that the BMW exhibition area enriches the LUMIX Festival. Parallel to the permanent car show we have the opportunity to show parts of the exhibition on all five festival days. At EXPO 2000 the building was called 'Postbox' and inherences BMW since 2007.

Photo: Bianca Meyer

Again this year we are granted the opportunity to exhibit photos in the former Czech Pavilion. Besides Eduard Matthai, a globally acting specialist in natural and exact colour display of hair colors, the pavilion houses the Umweltdruckerei, which support the LUMIX Festival with exhibition space and by printing our marketing material.

Photo: Anna-Christina Bauer



This modern building is the first built after the Expo 2000 building and located like all our venues - on the former Expo site near the Design Center. 2006 the PERFEKTA group opened the Richard Kühn Haus. The namesake Richard Kühn laid the foundations of the company in 1921 with its first factory for chemical-technical specialty products, and has grown to now twelve divisions - from cleaning to building playgrounds - and more than 20 locations.

Photo: Maximilian von Lachner

There is a novelty at the 5th LUMIX Festival: In the Container Village at the Expo Plaza news-papers, magazines, institutions, collectives and projects present themselves and their work. Come and meet the following »villagers«: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Bielefeld, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Cameo Magazine, Cartel Collective, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Stern Magazine and World Press Photo Foundation. An integral feature of the village is the open stage with presentations, discussions, artists’ talks and workshops.