1. Emergencies

From fixed phones:

Medical Emergencies / Fire Department: 112

Police: 110

Using mobile phones: remember to dial the local code before the number, for example:

110 to call the police in Hannover. Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge. If you do not know the local code, dial the general emergency number for mobile phones: 112. The operator will request the appropriate emergency unit.

2. Electricity

The standard power supply is 220 Volts, 50Hz.

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Germany (Deutschland) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.

Adapter for "Type C" European CEE 7/16 Europlug
Adapter for "Type E/F" European CEE 7/4 or CEE 7/5 Schuko

3. Public Transport

Whether by train, by car or by plane - there are lots of possibilities how to get to Hannover. Once having arrived, try the well-built public transport system. Or better yet, find out what the HannoverCard is all about - your travel pass for all busses, S-Bahn trains and trams within the entire Greater Hannover transport network (GVH). Here you will find the most important links and the major maps. Be prepared for your trip to Hannover.

Your way to the conference hotel: DORMERO Hotel Hannover, Hildesheimer Straße 34 - 38, 30169 Hannover (the Dormero Hotel on a map):

By public transport from the central station by subway: about 10 minutes

From the Hanover Central Railway Station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof) take the subway (U-Bahn) lines 1 or 2 going to “Laatzen” or subway (U-Bahn) line 8 going to “Messe/Nord” and get off at the station “Hannover Schlägerstraße”.

By car:

When on the A2 or A7 interstates, drive until you get to the interchange of “Hannover-Ost” and then on the A7 in the direction of Anderten until you get to the exit “Hannover-Anderten”, where you turn into the B65 federal highway in the direction of the city center. Drive beyond the intersection “Seelhorster Kreuz” and onto the B3 federal highway until you get to the intersection with the “Hildesheimer Strasse” road. Follow this road till you get to the center as far as “Geibelstrasse”. On your left, you will find the DORMERO Hotel Hannover.

The hotel’s parking lot and underground garage has space for 160 cars. The parking ticket is 2,- € per hour or 18,- € per day for hotel guests.

From the airport to the conference hotel by taxi: about 27 mintes

Hanover International Airport (HAJ) is 14 km away from the DORMERO Hotel Hannover.

From the airport to the conference hotel by public transport :

To get there by public transport take the train (S-Bahn) no. 5 direction Hameln from the station Hannover airport (Hannover Flughafen), located at the airport, to Hannover central station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof). The S-Bahn drives about 15 minutes to the central station. Than take the subway (U-Bahn) lines 1 or 2 going to “Laatzen” or subway (U-Bahn) line 8 going to “Messe/Nord” and get off at the station “Hannover Schlägerstraße”.

Please note that the mentioned driving times depend on traffic and the timetable of the public transport.  The subway drives approx. until 00:30 during the week. Friday and Saturday during the night once every hour. For further information about the public transport system in Hannover please click here.

4. Business Hours

The moste shops are open from monday to suterday from 10:00 a.m. to 20:00 a.m. and closed on sunday.

On sunday most of the shops are closed except the shops in the central station.

Banks are open:

Mon, Tue, Thu  09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Wed, Fri  09:00 - 14:00

Most shops, stores and museums are open between the opening hours mentioned below.

Monday-Friday  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday  10:00 - 16:00
Sunday closed, except for stores and shops in the airport and the central station.


The post office located in the ground floor of the shopping Centre "Ernst August Galerie" (Ernst-August-Platz 2, 30159 Hannover), right next to the central station, is open:

Monday-Friday  09:00 - 19:00
Saturday  09:00 - 15:00


5. Money needs

Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for foreign travelers

Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards (such as VISA and MasterCard) can get a cash advance in Hannover at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at banks, airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions.

To get an overview about the average cost of living in Hannover click here:


6. Climate

Hanover's climate is classified as warm and temperate. Hanover is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cfb. The average annual temperature in Hanover is 8.8 °C. The rainfall here averages 666 mm. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 17.1 °C. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 0.3 °C. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year (red line) and average monthly precipitation over the year - (blue)

Source: de.climate-data.org/location/6333/


The month of September is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 20°C to 18°C over the course of the month, exceeding 24°C or dropping below 14°C only one day in ten. The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Source: weatherspark.com/averages/28636/9/Hanover-Niedersachsen-Germany