Expo Europe 1
Welcome to the pavillions of the following European Countries! Just click on the travelogue you are interested in or just follow the chapters in a row! Enjoy your stay in Europe!
Some pics here are made by my sister Sabsi! Please have a look at her pages as well!
This is me!
This is my Sister Sabsi
Home of Nokia Birds
Take the Silja Line to get to Suomi! Don´t be afraid!
"Calling the reindeers"
"The smell of Suomi"
"Finnish National Day"
Sure a sauna can´t be missed here!
"Finns are nice people!"
The pavillion of the Netherlands has been one of the most attractions on Expo. Build into height it has been a different building to all. The visitor first was brought up to the roof, where a little lake and some windmills were telling the story of Hollands coast ans sea.
The German Pavillion.
The German Pavillion has been devided in three parts. The visitors started their round with an atelier full of statues from famous Germans. ALl were described, otherwise I wouldn ´t have been able to recongnize all!
The second part was a mulimedia show, with a film over a Berlin backyard, where a multinational party was going on! At one time real lampions were gliding down from the ceiling! Cool effects!
The third thing was a huge hall with information about all German counties! Every county had it´s typical icon exibitioned. Lower Saxony had a old "VW-Käfer"!!!
It has been in a huge hall, with many gliding monitors!.
"Other German Things"
The Wooden Roof
The biggest wooden roof in Europe I guess, maybe in the world. The architecture has been interesting.
Planet M of the Bertelsmann Company was a big tourist magnet as well. I didn´t managed to get into, the lines always were too long!
This was the best kept secret of the Expo! Everyone that was diving had to promise not to tell what he has been seen. After the Expo was over the secret was lifted: There was nothing!
View from the rooftop!
The German Post build the highest postbox of the world. On top of this building you can throw your postcards in. Unfortunately it is closed now! During the expo days a lot of international post boxes were exibitioned at the front door! Interesting to watch!
For five marks you could have had a view from above!
Home of the youth of the world. The churches were situated here!
By steps you made your way to the next floor,passing waterfall walls...you reached the cinema, where a film about the Netherlands brought more infos about the country of Gouda cheese,Tulips and Wooden shoes...
Again a few steps down and you reached the forest, which was quite amazing. Where else could you find a forest on the second floor?
The Pavillion of Iceland was one of my favourite! They even had a real Geysir inside. All islanders that ever lived were listed at a slide show at the wall. From the pavillion water was falling down at all four sides! Many took a refreshing bath here in the summer!
"Sabsis Great Picture!!!"
My sister Sabs met the pope!
Last night of the proms!
What would the Netherlands be without its famous flowers? The first floor gave an impression about this chapter of the Netherlands. Electronic bees flew on tiny sreens
After having visited this pavillion the people were invited to have a cool Heineken at the bar.
Finland has been voted as the best of all pavillions and it was a huge visitors magnet. I really loved it, too. Okay, I know a bit of Finland already and so I were interested in another way, but the Finns made a lot of friends in those days here in Hanover!
The ground floor of the Finnish Pavillion was styled by many finnish children, and you felt welcome from the beginning! Sure, that Nokia mobile phones can´t be missed out! This is my friend Beatrix!