More than just space

With us, you aren’t merely giving your clients room for success. Here, you will find a wealth of options for your event and a team of dedicated facilitators to develop solutions with you.

Welcome to the Messegelände Hannover, known for its flexibility and top class transport links. Our versatile halls and event locations provide the ideal conditions for many different event formats. As a reliable partner in the sector, you can count on our specialist expertise, balanced partnership and customer-oriented service to make your event a success.


The Messegelände Hannover is one of the largest in the world. With a diverse selection of rooms and top-class transport links, it offers unique possibilities for events of all kinds at the heart of Europe.

Exhibition halls and pavilions


Hall space in square metres


Overall space in square metres

1.08 mil.

Guests per year

4.8 mil.


With its characteristic modularity in all areas, the fairground will elevate your event to success – whether you’re expecting 70 guests or 70,000. Our hotspots at a glance.

Exhibition halls

Do you need one, two or many halls for your event? We have up to 24 versatile exhibition and event halls available on our fairground.

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Meeting areas

You don’t just benefit from our state-of-the-art meeting rooms, but also from our experienced team who can help to make your meeting on our premises a success.

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Concealed beneath our impressive EXPO timber roof, the fairground has four precious jewels: our pavilions form small and compact units, paired with immense potential for enthusiasm.

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Outdoor areas

Discover our 58,000 m² outdoor area. The versatile architecture of our halls and our inviting green spaces create a unique atmosphere. Every event is therefore sure to be memorable.

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Area Plan

You can see more detailed information about our various halls by clicking on the relevant numbers.

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Hall 19/20
Convention Center
Convention Center
Platz der Nationen
Platz der Nationen


By plane

Flight schedules
You can find current flight schedules on the Hannover Airport website.

S-Bahn (line S5)
The platform at Hannover Airport is located between terminals B and C. From there, you can use S-Bahn line S5 and travel to Hannover Hauptbahnhof. At the Hauptbahnhof, you can transfer to U-Bahn line 8 towards Messe Nord which takes you directly to the fairground. Use the online service and put together your individual timetable.

Depending on traffic, the journey time between the fairground and airport is around 30 minutes. Ordering a taxi: Hallo Taxi 3811 – hotline: +49 (0)511-3811

By train

From Hannover Hauptbahnhof

From Hannover Hbf, you can reach the fairground in around 18 minutes via U-Bahn line 8 or 18 (entrances NORD 1 and 2). You can use the regular services from Deutsche Bahn AG for your visit.

By private car or taxi

The A2 allows for a fast and convenient arrival from North-Rhine Westphalia and Berlin directions. The A7 Autobahn takes you directly to Hanover – whether you’re coming from Hamburg or Munich directions.

  • From the north, take the A7 towards “Kassel/Hannover”, take exit 56 “Kreuz Hannover-Kirchhorst” to the A37 (“B3 Messe-Schnellweg”) towards “Hannover/Messe”
  • From the east, take the A2 towards “Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund”, take exit 47 “Kreuz Hannover-Buchholz” to the A37 (“B3 Messe-Schnellweg”) towards “Hannover/Messe”
  • From the south, take the A7 towards “Hannover/Hamburg”, take exit 60 “Dreieck Hannover-Süd” to the A37 (“B3 Messe-Schnellweg”) towards “Hannover/Messe”
  • From the west, take the A2 towards “Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin”, take exit 48 “Kreuz Hannover-Ost” to the A7 towards “Kassel”, take exit 58 “Hannover-Anderten to the B65 towards “Hannover, Kreuz Seelhorst” to the B6 (“Messeschnellweg”) towards “Hannover/Messe”.
Charging stations for electric vehicles

During the events, we have a total of 22 charging pillars available near the entrance. These are arranged as follows:

  • 12 charging pillars at Nord 4 car park
  • 10 charging pillars at Süd 32 car park

Go to plan of electric charging points

Public transport

Bus & tram

  • Tram line 8 (and special line 18) – entrances NORD 1 + 2Ab Hannover Hbf via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Altenbekener Damm, Bothmerstraße U-Bahn line 8 (18)
  • Tram line 6 (and special line 16) – entrance OST 3 via stations Kröpcke, Aegidientorplatz, Braunschweiger Platz, Bult, Tierärztliche Hochschule, Kronsberg U-Bahn lines 6 (16)
  • Bus lines 340 and 341 – entrance Süd + West 1 stop Gutenbergstraße (entrance Süd) and stop Messe/Laatzen (entrance West 1) from Rethen, Pattensen and Laatzen

You can find more useful information on the USTRA website or in the electronic timetable information for Lower Saxony and Bremen (EFA).

Arrival for people with disabilities

Arrival with public transport

At the central stops “Hauptbahnhof”, “Kröpcke” and “Aegidientorplatz” (tram network hubs), there are lifts to the U-Bahn stations. The final stop Messe/Nord is a raised platform.

When travelling from the Hauptbahnhof to the fairground, tram lines 8 or 18 to the fairground’s Nord entrance are ideal for visitors with limited mobility. The new, silver trams run on these routes. These have automatic height regulation at the entrances to ensure that wheelchair users can also board conveniently without the assistance of others. The wide double doors do not have a central pole, and each car has two wheelchair spaces (with folding seats).

Visually impaired visitors will find it easier to board the U-Bahn thanks to the tactile guide strips and tactile tiles in the U-Bahn stations Hauptbahnhof and Kröpcke. There are also acoustic train destination announcements.

Arrival from the airport

Whether arriving and departing with your own car or with a taxi, the drop-off and pick-up options for vehicles are located directly in front of the entrance and exit doors of terminals A, B and C. The doors are wide enough to accommodate wheelchair users, every single one is automatic and level with the ground. The kerbs are lowered at the key transition points.

The stop for the airport – exhibition centre shuttle bus which travels between the airport and the main train station is also located directly in front of the terminal building, on the arrivals level between terminals A and B.

You can also travel from the airport to the main train station via S-Bahn line 5.


Some of the paid parking spaces outside of the fairground are reserved as special parking spaces for persons with physical disabilities. These special parking spaces are directly adjacent to each of the open trade fair entrances and their locations are specially indicated for the trade fairs and exhibitions.

We are delighted that the start went so smoothly. We were given such a warm welcome to the Hanover Fairground by all service providers, and the cooperation with everyone involved was excellent.

Manuela Klatt,
WOM event management,
hagebau Handelsgesellschaft für Baustoffe mbH & Co.

The hagebau Christmas order fair is one of our three order fairs each year. It gives our partners the opportunity to get to know the latest trends and concepts and put them into practice for their locations. We really appreciated the professional framework of the WOM launch event as the first of our fairs here in Hanover. We have had many discussions with store employees and exhibitors who reflected positively on the content and the scheduling of the event. After 23 years in Göttingen’s Lokhalle, we are now looking forward to our new chapter here in Hanover and we are certain that we have made the right decision.

Thorsten Gehrke,
Area Manager for Garden & Leisure,
hagebau Handelsgesellschaft für Baustoffe mbH & Co.

Deutsche Messe
30521 Hannover

+ 49 511 89 - 34444