Did you know that Hanover is one of the major business destinations in Germany, hosting some of the country’s biggest, international trade fairs, conventions, and congresses. Besides being a business meeting hotspot and featuring the world’s biggest exhibition center, this Lower Saxony capital has much to offer.
Here’s why you should plan your next business meeting in Hanover and what you cannot miss during your stay.
Fairs for everything – Hannover Messe & EXPO 2000
Hanover Fairgrounds, or Hannover Messe, boasts 180 square miles of covered indoor space, 22.3 square miles of open-air space and no less than 26 halls and pavilions! If this sounds like it is larger than any other exhibition center that you have ever visited, then you are right! Hanover Fairgrounds is the biggest exhibition center in the world. The center is also the home of flagship technology fairs, such as: the CeBIT fair and the annual HANNOVER MESSE (not to be confused with the name of the venue). Both fairs are regarded as being two of the most influential events in the technology sector. The EXPO Park, which was built for the World Fair EXPO 2000, is one of the most beautiful industrial parks in Germany. Renowned companies like BMW and Ferrari, as well as the Schools of Journalism and Design, have settled in this technologically advanced area. The EXPO Plaza is placed between the TUI Arena and the German Pavilion and regularly hosts open-air concerts. There are also several places to grab a drink after attending a conference or fair.
Time for relaxation – The Great Garden & Manschsee
Besides Hanover’s stunning skyscrapers, which are futuristic masterpieces, the city’s nature is guaranteed to impress. The Baroque Herrenhäuser Garden, which spans almost 125 acres, should be at the top of your list of places to visit during your stay in Hanover. The “Great Garden,” which is one of Hanover’s main tourist attractions has remained true to its original design since it was established in 1714. Another ideal location to relax with colleagues after a long day of work is Maschsee – Hanover’s largest lake. Here you can take in some fresh air and beautiful views, all while enjoying one of the many varieties of beer that Germany is known for. Between July and August, you can also participate in the 3-week long Maschseefest – a lake festival that takes place at the lake.
Hanover’s culinary scene
During Manschseefest, you can sample the many local food specialties served at the multiple different venues available on the Manschsee Food Mile. Make sure to try a bock style beer – famous to Hanover or a shot of Jagermeister, that was invented in Brunswick, 37 miles east of Hanover. Want to try traditional Saxon food? Then we highly recommend visiting the local brewery, Brauhaus Ernst August for a home-cooked meal and some home-brewed beer, Hanöversch style! Reimann’s Eck in Oststadt is also a favorite for local food specialties. Looking for more international flavors? Then you should visit the ARTs Restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel, Hanover, where you will find both local and international delicacies. The stylish atmosphere in the restaurant is perfect for a relaxing dinner after a busy day of meetings.
Everything you need for the perfect meeting in Hanover
Looking for a place to host your meeting in Hanover? Look no further! Radisson Blu Hotel, Hanover has everything you need to host a productive and perfect meeting. Our meeting facilities are packed with innovative technology, such as: the DigiChart, which can transfer your notes from the whiteboard to your computer with just one click, as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment that makes conferences and video calls easier have ever imagined. This business hotel has an exclusive location at the EXPO Plaza and boasts 15 stunning and flexible conference rooms that stretch across almost 12,000 square feet – perfect for any business meeting! Did we mention that our conference rooms are occasionally also used for car presentations?