This large annual festival by the lake extends over two and a half weeks and features a packed calendar of events and plenty of food and drink offerings in, on and around the Maschsee, including a range of musical p…
Can't make it down to Munich for Oktoberfest? Hanover also puts on a big festival, with fireworks, rides, live music and Bavarian food and drink. It takes place at Schützenplatz, just north of the HDI Arena.
Visitors come from afar for this international jazz festival, held over two days around Ascension Day in May.
Held over five evenings from May to September in the skies above the Herrenhäuser Garten, this prestigious spectacle of light and sound attracts the world's most accomplished pyrotechnicians.
Held at the end of April, the world's largest industrial technology fair draws more than 6000 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors.
In mid-June Hanover is overtaken by tech-heads for the world's largest computer expo.