The first fair was oppened in 1947, just after the WW2. The fair has been named as "Export Fair" ,and after few years developed into Hannover Fair (Messe). Now it is the biggest exhibition (together with Cebit) of the capital goods and equipment and goods in the world.
It is very large complex, but I have to admit that you will find anything you want here.
And of course, it is extremely expensive here-at least compared to the Hannover Center.
Well, having received a request from a VTer concerning private accommodation in Hanover during fair times and on how to get best to Hanover from Frankfurt, I thought this might be of interest to many other VTers, too.
if you cannot get a direct flight to Hanover airport (we have an international airport at Hanover!), I would advise you to take an onward flight (might be expensive and booked out long time before) or an "Intercity" train from frankfurt airport (approx. 2hours ride). You could try to buy the ticket as early as possible via
which is the official page of our "Bundesbahn" (state trains). Klick on
"Int.Guest" and you'll come to their page in English! Important: The earlier you
book, the less expensive it might get and the more sure it'll be, that you do in fact get a ticket. All transportation fascilities to Hanover during Fair times are very strongly frequented.
Another 2 solutions:
Try to buy a return ticket via any travel agent in your country (?) or when arriving at Frankfurt airport, try to find your way to the station and buy it at the "Deutsche Bahn"- information desk. (You'll have to ask your way there - even we find it terribly difficult to get down to the correct train level at Frankfurt ;-)
By the way - at Hanover Fair times, most trains (all?) passing by stop at Hannover Messegelände (fair grounds). Check out!
For accommodation (hotel and private rooms) you can get into contact with the tourist board via :
Under "Private rooms" you can fill out an order form. Prices range from 45-54 Euro for a private single room including breakfast . They also offer hotel rooms (hotels are much more expensive. During fair times, all (!) accommodations are more expansive then usually!).
Should above page appear only in German, go back to their homepage, where you can select the language.
Hannover Messe 2002
It was a big trade fair for the industry. The fair ground can be reached by the subway (No.18 direction Messe/Nord) from the Central station or by DB trains getting off at Hannover Messe/Laatzen.