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Welcome to Hannover, Mr. President!

Hannover welcomes the US president: In a few days, Barack Obama will visit the capital of Lower Saxony to open the HANNOVER MESSE 2016. Besides being home to the world’s largest trade fair center, the capital of Lower Saxony offers fascinating highlights at any time of the year.

Trade Fair Hub & attractive Destination

Historical highlights, international trade fairs and an innovative location for business – Hannover knows how to fascinate its visitors. About 20 U.S. towns in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and elsewhere are believed to be named after the state capital of Lower Saxony, which was founded in 1241 in honor of the Hanoverian kings and settlers. By the way, just like New York, the city extends around the municipal forest of Eilenriede, which is even larger than Central Park.

Mr. President at Hannover Messe

Very soon, even Barack Obama will get to explore the many facets of Hannover. He will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel in opening the HANNOVER MESSE 2016, which will run from April 25 to 29. This year, the United States are the partner country at the world’s most important trade fair for industrial technology. Roughly 250 companies will present their solutions for networked industry at the world’s largest trade fair center and meet potential business partners from all over the world.

Global players from Hannover

Internationally acclaimed brands such as Continental and Sennheiser represent the region’s innovative drive. Moreover, some U.S. companies, such as Johnson Controls, Exxon Mobile and MTU, have their company headquarters here. The close links that exist between business and scientific communities are a particular strength of the city. Hannover’s already strong position in the health sector is being strengthened by internationally renowned institutions such as Hannover Medical School and the International Neuroscience Institute.

Baroque garden art

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen along with the recently rebuilt Herrenhausen Palace form Hannover’s most famous attraction and one of the most important Baroque gardens in Europe. The 17th century garden displays a dazzling array of romantic fountains, exotic plants and striking sculptures. Events such as the International Fireworks Competition regularly attract large numbers of visitors.

Hannover’s highlights

And there are plenty of other attractions that make Hannover worth the trip: historical highlights and events, shopping opportunities and a renowned cultural landscape are just some of Hannover’s impressive attractions. Take the sloping parabola lift up to the dome of the New Town Hall, where you have a splendid view over the whole city. In addition, fun-filled events such as the world’s biggest markmen's festival and the Maschsee festival in summer draw numerous visitors to Hannover.

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