And new trees and plants are constantly being added: for example we, together with our exhibitors, have been planting a tree for each successive LIGNA since 1989.

Not to forget the splashes of color in the form of vibrant beds of flowers in selected locations on the exhibition grounds. These natural green spaces provide nutrition, shelter and nesting opportunities for insects and birds all year round, and thus make an important contribution to protecting and preserving the local biodiversity.

Convenient location

Right from the outset, sustainability has been a focal consideration in the development of the transport infrastructure around the exhibition grounds. Four streetcar and two bus lines, as well as the Laatzen ICE railway station, give exhibitors and attendees optimal means of getting to their event. With Deutsche Bahn's best-price event ticket, our customers travel to Hannover by long-distance train ICE/EC/IC) with 100-percent green electricity. additionally compensates for the indirect emissions caused in the upstream and downstream process. This means that arrival and departure with Deutsche Bahn long-distance rail transport is CO2-free.


In total, 43 permanently installed type 2 charging stations with a charging capacity of 22 kW each are available in our parking areas close to the entrance. These are located as follows:

  • 12 charging stations in the North car park 4
  • 10 charging stations in the South car park 32
  • 14 charging stations in the West car park 34
  • 7 charging stations in the West car park 41
  • Besides these, there are ten further mobile charging connections that can be temporarily put into operation depending on requirements and site/parking space occupancy.

    Bicycles are the main means of transport on our site during our events. A fleet of 300 bikes enables us to quickly get from one end of the site to the other – even during an ongoing trade fair. Fresh goods and beverages are delivered to our catering stations using cargo bikes. Attendees of HANNOVER MESSE have the opportunity to get from A to B conveniently and without local CO2 emissions by e-shuttle or e-bus during our events. Supplementary expansion of these mobility options is being planned.