Location and Travel
Hanover is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony in the north-west of Germany. With a population of roughly 500.000 inhabitants, Hanover is the biggest city in Lower Saxony and one of the major centers of Northern Germany. Hanover is known for hosting the CeBIT, the world's largest and most international computer expo and other international annual commercial trade fairs. A major crossing point of railway lines and highways (Autobahnen), Hanover is easily accessible from any other major city in Germany.
From 1714 until 1837 Hanover was closely interlinked with Great Britain, Ireland and later on the United Kingdom. The former family seat of the Hanoverian Kings, Herrenhausen Palace, is located in the Herrenhausen Gardens. These beautiful gardens are Hanover’s most famous hallmark and one of the most important baroque gardens in Europe. Apart from the newly reconstructed ensemble, the city offers many attractive sights ranging from one of Europe’s most spectacular and modern zoo to the city lake Maschsee, popular with inhabitants and tourists alike, and a fair share of museums. Hanover is also known for being the greenest city in Germany, thanks to the large city forest Eilenriede, which covers 640 ha and is hence twice as large as News York City’s Central Park.
Hanover has its own airport and can thus be reached comfortably by plane. Hamburg Airport is located 170 km north of Hanover and can be reached within approx. 120 minutes by high speed train (ICE). The train journey from Hanover central station to Berlin with its international airports takes approx. 120 minutes as well.
Hanover is an excellent transport hub and easily accessible by German and European train traffic. For train schedules please visit www.bahn.de.
For detailed way descriptions from Hanover’s airport and main station to your hotel and from your hotel to the conference venue, scroll down.
The three conference hotels Mercure Hotel Hannover City, Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte, and Hotel Dormero can easily be accessed by public transport from Hanover main station. A regional train connects Hanover airport and Hanover main station (S5 starting every half hour from terminal C of Hannover Airport to HAUPTBAHNHOF; 22 minutes ride). From Hanover main station the subways to each hotel run very frequently.
From Hanover main station to Mercure Hotel Hannover City (Willy-Brandt-Allee 3, 30169 Hanover)
Subway lines U1, U2, or U8 from HAUPTBAHNHOF to AEGIDIENTORPLATZ (two minutes ride, red on the map). The most convenient exit for the hotel is ‘Friedrichswall’. Please walk on Friedrichswall (approx. 200 m), turn left onto Willy-Brandt-Allee, and continue to the hotel (approx. 100 m).
From Hanover main station to Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte (Postkamp 10, 30159 Hanover)
Subway lines U1, U2, U9, U3, or U7 from HAUPTBAHNHOF to KRÖPCKE (one stop). Change to line U4, U5, or U6 (direction Garbsen/Stöcken/Nordhafen) towards STEINTOR (one stop, yellow on the map). Please leave the subway station and walk on Georgstraße in the direction of a big building with a green cupola on top (the office of ‘Hannover Anzeiger’) until you arrive at a big street, named Gosenriede. Turn right and follow Gosenriede (approx. 120 m). When you arrive at a big traffic circle, immediately turn right to Celler Straße and cross the street at the crosswalk. Turn left to Nikolaistraße, then immediately turn left to Postkamp. After approx. 170 m the hotel is on the right side of the street.
From Hanover main station to Hotel Dormero (Hildesheimer Straße 34-38, 30169 Hanover)
Subway line U1, U2 (direction Laatzen) or Subway line U8 (direction Messe/Nord) towards SCHLÄGERSTRASSE (10 minutes ride, red on the map). Walk in driving direction of the subway, the hotel is on the right side of the street (approx. 50 m).
From the Conference Hotels to HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN
Mercure Hotel Hannover City: From AEGIDIENTORPLATZ subway lines U4 or U5 from northbound (direction Garbsen/Stöcken) to HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN (eight minutes ride, yellow on the map).
Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte: From STEINTOR lines U4 or U5 (direction Garbsen/Stöcken) to HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN (six minutes ride, yellow on the map).
Hotel Dormero: From SCHLÄGERSTRASSE, Subway line U1, U2, or U8 (direction Langenhagen/Alte Heide/Hauptbahnhof) towards KROEPCKE (three minutes ride, red on the map). Change to line U4 or U5 (direction Garbsen/Stöcken), to HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN (seven minutes ride, yellow on the map).
From HERRENHÄUSER GÄRTEN to the Conference Venue Herrenhausen Palace
Herrenhausen Palace is located on the left side in the direction of travel (approx. 200 m). It is a light-colored neo-classical building. The entrance to the conference center is at the North-West corner, i.e. on the right side of the building, adjacent to the restaurant ‘Schlossküche’.