The United States of America will be the partner country for the HANNOVER MESSE 2016 trade show.
This was officially announced by the White House on the evening of March 23. It will be the first time that the USA has been in the role of partner to the world’s largest and most important industrial fair, which has been held in Lower Saxony’s state capital since 1947. The city is now eager to find out whether US President Obama will be travelling to Hannover for the opening of the HANNOVER MESSE. In 2016, the event will be held from April 25 to 29.
For over 65 years now, Hannover – located in the heart of Germany and the centre of Europe – has enjoyed a strong international reputation as a leading venue for trade fairs and conferences. Throughout the year, major global exhibitions such as CeBIT, EMO, Agritechnica and HANNOVER MESSE attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
Hannover – with two n's and many other benefits!
However, Hanover’s assets include much more than the world’s largest exhibition centre. Recently awarded the title UNESCO City of Music, it offers culture at the highest level, numerous shopping and nightlife options, as well as local and international culinary delights. Visitors can follow the ‘Red Thread’ for a self-guided walking tour exploring top sights including the magnificent Town Hall, the picturesque Old Town and the world-renowned ‘Nanas’, sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle. Historic buildings that bear witness to the time of the personal union between Hannover and Great Britain can be discovered on the route described in our Architectural City Guide. The two states were linked by a shared king for 123 years between 1714 and 1837.
Germany’s greenest metropolis also offers superb recreational opportunities with its city forest twice as large as New York’s Central Park, its Adventure Zoo, Maschsee Lake and the famous baroque gardens of Herrenhausen. And the city’s surrounding area provides visitors to the Hannover region with an abundance of beautiful countryside and many ways to spend memorable days: north-western Germany’s largest lake, Steinhuder Meer, is perfect for sailing and cycling; the Deister, Hannover’s backyard range of hills, gives walkers the itch to hike. And the history of the Guelphs can be experienced up close at Marienburg Castle.