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The 6th INFORM EU Plenary Meeting will be held at the HCC - Hannover Congress Centrum situated in Hanover, Germany.

Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3
30175 Hannover, Germany

Please note that you are responsible for arranging your own flight and hotel. We kindly remind your that the European Commission will not cover the costs of your travel and accomodation. We recommend that you book your flight, train or bus to Hannover as soon as you receive the email confirmation of your participation. The European Commission will not be held responsible if there are no more places available.

Travelling by plane
The international Hannover Airport (HAJ) is located about 12 km from the HCC Congress Center and Congress Hotel.

For flights, please check for example the following sites:

Travelling by train

Public transportation

How to reach HCC Hannover Congress Center:
The Hannover Congress Centrum is easily reached by public transport, tram 11 and busses 128 and 134 – please get off at the stop “Hannover Congress Centrum” and continue on foot approx. 1 min. (map)

From hotels in the city centre – the closest tram stop is “Kröpcke (U) - Hannover” (map) – use tram line 11 with a duration of 12 min. without changes

From the main station - Bus stop “Ernst-August-Platz” (map) – take the bus 128 or 134 with a duration of 9 min. without changes

The City of Hannover :

Hannover is one of northern Germany’s leading economic areas and an internationally renowned trade show and conference location. The state capital of Lower Saxony and hometown of universal genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz pitches itself as a cosmopolitan area for innovation, characterised by an intensive dialogue between science and commerce. This creates potential for growth and dynamic entrepreneurship, which not only benefits the conventional industrial and service sectors, but also helps the cultural and creative industries to flourish. Hannover is a centre of excellence in this regard – of worldwide renown having been named a UNESCO City of Music. Its urban vitality is expressed in top class cultural events in theatre and opera, and offers a superb range of museums, exciting nightlife and a shopper’s paradise.

Red Thread Trail

The Red Thread (“Roter Faden” in German) is a 4.5 km route guiding you to 36 notable buildings and monuments in central Hannover. You can get a brochure from the information centre, which includes detailed information about each landmark and an additional 45-minute route along the banks of Lake Maschsee. For easier navigation, the route is also available on Google maps.

New Town Hall

Hannover's New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) is a grand palace-like structure in Trammplatz, about a 5-minute walk of the Old Town. Enjoy panoramic views of Hannover when you visit the observation deck, which stands at 93.5 metres in the Dome of the New Town Hall.

Location: New Town Hall, Trammplatz 2, 30159 Hannover, Germany

Lower Saxony State Museum

Hannover's Lower Saxony State Museum, opposite the New Town Hall, has a diverse collection of paintings, artefacts, fossils, and wildlife from all over the world.

Location: Lower Saxony State Museum, Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, 30169 Hannover, Germany

Sprengel Museum Hannover

The Sprengel Museum Hannover with its comprehensive permanent collection and diverse temporary exhibitions ranks among the most important museums of 20th and 21st century art. Currently, the extraordinary exhibition “Pablo Picasso | Max Beckmann” is shown.

Location: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1, 30169 Hannover

Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are one of Hannover’s most famous attractions and have been a striking example of grand horticultural style for more than 300 years. The centrepiece, the “Great Garden”, is the most important baroque garden in Europe and is a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

Location: Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, Alte Herrenhäuser Str. 1, 30419 Hannover

Tip: Stay longer for an informal networking opportunity and see the Royal Gardens on Wednesday afternoon!

Staatsoper Hannover

Staatsoper Hannover is a 19th-century opera house that hosts classical performances such as theatre, ballet, symphony, and opera. Found in the Old Town, the historical building is within a 5-minute walk of Marktplatz.

Germany is safe to travel to, however, it is advised that you remain vigilant at all times, especially on the streets.

If you need to contact the police, fire service or emergency medical service in the case of an emergency, dial 112 or 110. These calls can be made from any phone and are free of charge – only use them in a real emergency.

The working language of the meeting is English; no interpretation services will be provided.

Photography and filming will take place when participating in this meeting, you may be filmed and have your picture taken. Kindly be informed that your registration to this meeting implies your irrevocable consent for being filmed, recorded and photographed throughout the duration of the event, as well as giving the European Commission the right to use this media at its sole discretion.

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