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Hanover (also spelt as Hannover) is a traditional German city with a diverse and rich history. In recent times, it has also become home to many commercial exhibitions, events and conferences that take place across the city each year.
Whether it’s for leisure travel or business, book your flights to Hanover with British Airways.
Flights to Hanover Airport (HAJ) from London Heathrow (LHR) take just under two hours. From the airport, there are many transport options available for your onward journey.
Hanover Airport has plenty of taxi, bus, train and shuttle points to get you to Expo Plaza or the city centre. Buses and trains (S-bahn) leave from Terminal 3 and are frequent and efficient. You can pick up a taxi right outside Arrivals, with journey taking around 20 minutes.
The heart of the city is Kröpcke. Great for shopping, dining and entertainment, you'll find everything you need. See a performance at the Opera House or, if you plan to travel onward, the main train station in is also located in this area.
The site of the former EXPO2000, Expo Plaza is an extremely popular exhibition venue and thousands travel to Hanover to attend events, concerts and fairs here.
Visit at Christmas for a truly magical experience. Winter sees the famous Weihnachtsmarkt, starting at the end of November and finishing just before Christmas. Have a mug of delicious, warming Glühwein and sample the smoked salmon and herring as you browse the wonderful traditional stalls. Alternatively, for a brilliant spring break, visit in April for the annual Frühlingfest. With lots of fairground rides and stalls, it's great fun.
Call in at the Markthalle for a wonderful variety of fresh food, such as authentic Spanish tapas, fresh fish and meats. Or, for a taste of Germany, head to a Wurst-Basar stall for a sublime variety of tasty sausages - there are stalls at the train station and Kröpcke.
Lastly, not but least, Hanover's Oktoberfest is the second largest in the world, after Munich.
Hanover is the perfect destination for business travel and an enjoyable leisure break, with year long festivals and great-tasting German delicacies. After your inbound flights from Hanover to London Heathrow, you’ll have experienced a real part of German culture.