Messe Hanover at glance
The Hanover Fairground (in German: Messegelände Hannover) is an exhibition area in the Mittelfeld district of Hanover, Germany.
Featuring 496,000 m² (5.3 million sq.ft.) of covered indoor space, 58,000 m² (624,306 sq ft) of open-air space and 27 halls and pavilions and a convention centre with 35 function rooms, so it is the largest exhibition ground in the world.
Also the area of the fairground (Messe Hannover Center) originally was an aircraft works.
After World War II, the British military government in Allied-occupied Germany wanted to hold a trade fair and sought for a good place, since Leipzig, the traditional fairground of Germany, was unavailable, and being in the Soviet occupation zone.
Also The hangars in Laatzen, south of Hanover, were deemed suitable for this purpose, and so the Hanover Fair, then named Exportmesse 1947 was first held in 1947 to promote the economic recovery in the Bizone.
Finally the concept proved to be successful, and so a permanent fairground was established, growing over the years.
Hannover Exhibition address :
Deutsche Messe AG
Messegelände, 30521 Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 89-0
Fax: +49 511 89-32626