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 add new ones regulary. 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


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