Study in Hannover

A well-established economic region, Hannover supports a range of industries, including automotive and tourism

As a well-established economic region, Hannover supports a range of industries, including automotive and tourism. Home to the World EXPO in 2000, Hannover has since come to enjoy an international reputation as a trade fair and conference venue, earning the nickname ‘EXPO City’.

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience this with GISMA.^

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Discover the campus 

Launched in 1999, the GISMA Hannover campus is in the heart of the city, overlooking the river Leine and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions.

Explore Hannover

With the campus located in the city centre, there is easy access to the Kreuzkirche, the Historical Museum, New Town Hall, the Hannover 96 stadium, Maschsee Lake and much more.

Hannover is located in central Germany and is a major crossing point for railway lines and highways (Autobahnen), connecting European main-lines from east to west (Berlin - Ruhr area) and north to south (Hamburg - Munich et al.). Reaching other cities is easy:

  • Berlin: 1 hour 45 minutes by high-speed train
  • Hamburg: 1 hour 30 minutes by high-speed train
  • Cologne: 2 hours 40 minutes by high-speed train

GISMA's Hannover campus boasts modern facilities and is located close to the River Leine. The campus can be accessed by tram at stations Goetheplatz, or Steintor which is a five minute walk away. The campus is only two tram stops or a 10-15 minute walk from the main train station, Hauptbahnhof. 

Attractions such as the Kreuzkirche (cross church), the Historical Museum and the New Town Hall are all reachable within five minutes. The Maschsee Lake lies close by, as well as the Eilenriede Townforest - the largest of its kind in Germany - which transforms the city into a green oasis. Additionally, the stadium of Hannover 96 offers you the opportunity to watch exciting Bundesliga football matches.

GISMA Hannover 

  • Campus address:
    Goethestraße 18 
    30169 Hannover 
    Germany

Hannover boasts an incredible amount of attractions. Here are just a few:

  • Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen 
    Hannover's most famous attraction. The Herrenhausen Gardens are a stunning ensemble of garden art and culture that rank among the most important historical gardens in Europe.
  • The Old Town
    Half-timbered buildings, museums, and sights in Hannover's historical centre.
  • Maschsee Lake
    One of the city's most popular destinations and recreational areas.
  • Tiergarten
    The deer park of Hannover - one of the most popular tourist attractions.
  • Eilenriede
    Europe's largest city forest.
  • The Old Town Hall
    A historical building dating back to 1500.
  • Marktkirche
    The church at the market place, built in the 14th century.
  • The New Town Hall
    A magnificent building constructed in 1913.
  • Opera House
    One of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings of its kind.
  • Hannover Adventure Zoo
    Enjoy the zoo's exotic landscapes, over 3,000 animals and amazing shows.
  • Tropical Sea Life Aquarium
    Fascinating underwater worlds: Sea Life in Hannover offers 3,500 square metres of habitats, taking in everything from the local River Leine to the Caribbean and Amazon.

Hannover's calendar is full of cultural events and seasonal festivals. Some of these include:

  • Oktoberfest Hannover, the second largest Oktoberfest in the world!
  • Maschsee Lake Festival is one of the biggest open-air parties in northern Germany. For three weeks every summer, an enormous party takes place on the promenades around the shores of the Maschsee Lake.
  • The TUI Arena plays host to some of the world’s biggest acts, such as Elton John and Cirque du Soleil and many other world-renowned singers, musicians and performers.
  • Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen host a firework competition that lasts all summer long.
  • If you’re a runner, you can take part in the TUI Marathon at the end of April; see if you can beat your PB on this extremely flat route.

Hannover has a range of beer gardens, bars and clubs to choose from. There’s an emphasis on dance, but alternatives are abundant thanks to a vibrant pub scene. The Central Station neighbourhood is home to lively clubs, while the Old Town features quaint, historic pubs with a wide range of German beers.

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