July 5-9, 2015

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An economic powerhouse in the centre of Europe, a perfectly networked location thanks to superb mobility concepts, a fascinating variety of recreational amenities – in Hannover all these things go hand in hand with beautiful natural scenery that is closer to the city than anywhere else in Germany.

The home town of world-famous philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is a cosmopolitan centre of innovation which has evolved from its traditionally close links between science and business. This has led to a dynamic economy with thriving growth sectors, such as the life sciences, and established the city's international reputation as a leading venue for trade fairs and conferences.

The quality of life is evident at every turn: top-ranking cultural and sports events, an impressive number of first-rate museums, fantastic shopping in one of Germany's largest pedestrian precincts as well as the picturesque old town. Premium tourist attractions include the famous Herrenhausen Gardens and Hannover's unique adventure zoo, whilst legendary events such as the world's largest Marksmen's Fair, the "Schützenfest", never fail to attract huge numbers of tourists and locals.

Visitors to Hannover particularly appreciate that everything is close at hand, so that all the different attractions can be reached in no time at all.

You are cordially invited to spend a wonderful time in Hannover!

Useful Links:

Welcome to Hannover! www.hannover.de/en

How to get to Hannover

How to get around in Hannover

Public Transport – by Bus, Tram and Rail

The Hannover Region on a Map

Germany on a Map


Visa Regulations
A valid passport or ID card is required for entry into Germany. Participants from some countries may also require a visa for entry into Germany. Please contact your nearest German Consulate or Embassy for specific details. The Federal Foreign Office provides further information on entry and visa requirements if necessary.

As in the majority of the EU countries, Germany uses the Euro (1 Euro = 100 cents).

Time Zone
Germany operates on Central European Summer Time. This puts us six hours ahead of New York and six hours behind Singapore.

Summer is the most popular time to visit Hannover. In July, you can enjoy long, sunny days, with temperatures often ranging between 20 and 26° C (68° and 78° F). Bear in mind too, that summer showers are frequent, so bring your umbrella.




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