Hanover or Hannover, on the River Leine, is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover). At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Electorate was enlarged to become a Kingdom with Hanover as its capital.
With a population of 518,000, Hanover is a major centre of Northern Germany and the country's thirteenth largest city. Hanover hosts annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair and the CeBIT. Every year Hanover hosts the Schützenfest Hannover, the world's largest marksmen's festival, and the Oktoberfest Hannover, the second largest festival of its kind in Germany. In 2000, Hanover hosted the world fair Expo 2000. The Hanover fairground, due to numerous extensions, especially for the Expo 2000, is the largest in the world. Hanover is of national importance because of its universities and medical school, its international airport and its large zoo. The city is also a major crossing point of railway lines and highways (Autobahnen), connecting European main lines in both the east-west (Berlin–Ruhr area) and north-south (Hamburg–Munich, etc.) directions.
April 12th, 1896
green, white and black
Championships: 1938, 1954
German Cup: 1992
UEFA Cup: 1975, 1979
41,000 seats (all covered)
8,000 standing (all covered)
41,376 (84.4%) season 2015/16
Beer: Gilde 4€/0.5l
There are five categories for seats and one for standing depending on the opponent. Prices range from 14€ to 54€
Tickets: Go to ticket center
Coming from north (Hamburg), west (Dortmund) or east (Berlin) use the exit 'Hannover Herrenhausen' and follow the signs indicating 'HDI Arena'.
Travelling from south exit at 'Hannover Anderten' follow the signs indicating 'HDI Arena'.
To/From central station: Use the tram lines 3, 7, 9 or 17 and exit either at 'Waterloo' or 'Stadoinbrücke'.
The match ticket price includes free travel with the local transport providers.
Airport: The S-Bahn line S5 runs from the airport to central station (18 minutes).