LAN. Gaming. Connection

Greetings, dear video game fan! For the return of DreamHack to Germany, the city full of history was chosen as the venue. The most exuberant gaming party in Germany awaits you in Hannover.

The entire weekend everything revolves around gaming, exciting Esport tournaments, endless LAN action and impressive cosplays. It is the perfect opportunity to connect with countless other like-minded people and find allies for any kind of adventures.

Messestadt Hannover

In addition to DreamHack, the capital of Lower Saxony also offers other attractions such as numerous public green spaces, a variety of street art and several historic buildings. Hannover has a multifaceted offer of culture, events, live experiences and much more all year round.

A special highlight of the “Schützenstadt” is the gigantic exhibition center, which is even the second largest in the world. Numerous renowned world-leading events are held there every year, including the well-known automobile exhibition, the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). This makes Hannover one of the leading expo cities in Europe.

Questmarker: deutsche Messe

Venue address: Deutsche Messe, Exhibition Ground, Hermes Allee, 30521 Hannover, Germany

DreamHack Hannover will be in hall 13. It will be filled up with exciting Esport tournaments, impressive cosplays and a lot of online and offline games. You can play the whole weekend with your friends at the world famous BYOC-LAN-Party.

The hall is barrier-free


Arrival and entrances

Festival Attendees should use the entrance ‘West 1’. This is found at 12, Karlsruher Str., 30880 Laatzen.

LAN Participants: There will be an extra entrance for the LAN visitors on the end of hall 13. 

You will be able to drive with your car in front of it to unload everything. There will be also a separate parking place for the LAN visitors.

The A2 allows for a comfortable and quick journey from the direction of North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin. Take the A7 Autobahn directly to Hannover – whether you are coming from Hamburg or Munich.

From the North

A7 in the direction of Kassel/Hannover, take exit 56 at the Hannover-Kirchhorst junction onto the A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg) in the direction of Hannover/Messe.

From the East

A2 in the direction of Magdeburg/Hannover/Dortmund, take exit 47 at the Hannover-Buchholz junction onto the A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg*) in the direction of Hannover/Messe.

From the South

A7 in the direction of Hannover/Hamburg, take exit 60 at the Hannover-Süd junction onto the A37 (B3 Messe-Schnellweg*) in the direction of Hannover/Messe.

From the West

A2 in the direction of Hannover/Magdeburg/Berlin, take exist 48 at the Hannover-Ost junction onto the A7 in the direction of Kassel, then take exit 58 at Hannover-Anderten onto the B65 in the direction of Hannover, then go onto the B6 at the Seelhorst junction, in the direction of (Messeschnellweg) Hannover-Messe.

Hannover offers excellent connections to the convention via various means of transport.

From the city centre: The tram lines 1 and 2 from the main railway station or Kröpke provide the fastest way to get to the West Entrance. Get off at the stop “Laatzen Birkenstraße” or “Laatzen Eichstraße”. Alternatively, take the S-Bahn line S4 to the station “Hannover Messe/Laatzen”.

If you exit at “Laatzen Birkenstraße”, you will reach the Skywalk directly via Münchener Straße, which will lead you to the west entrance.

If you exit at “Eichstraße”, take the stairs to the Messe/Laatzen station. Go through the station and follow the signs to the Messe – here you will also reach the entrance via the Skywalk.

Find a suitable train connection here. The best stop to get off at is the “Hannover Messe/Laatzen” station. Should you arrive at the central station, you can use the tram lines 1 and 2, or the S4. More detailed information on this can be found under the “Arrival by Public Transport” tab.

There are also a few Flixtrain connections to Hannover, some of which go all the way to the Messe station.

Furthermore, there is also the possibility to arrive via FlixBus. This stops directly opposite the central station.

Find current flight schedules on the Hannover Airport website. From there, the S-Bahn can help you.

The train station at Hannover Airport is located between Terminal B and Terminal C. From there, you can use the S-Bahn line S5 to travel to Hannover central station. From there, you can take tram lines 1 and 2, or the S4. More detailed information on this can be found under the “Arrival by Public Transport” tab.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to the exhibition centre in around 30 minutes. Taxi bookings: Hallo Taxi 3811 – Hotline: +49 (0)511-3811

Here you can also find a clear travel plan.

If you arrive by car and want to park: You can find the parking lots marked in the graphic below.

LAN-visitors: Make sure to take the entry (Einfahrt) Expo Allee Süd. Drive all the way around Hall 13. You can unload your car behind Hall 13, and there even is a sheltered area in case of bad weather. Afterwards, you can park on P34, the parking lot behind the hall.
LAN participants have to book their ticket through Eventbrite in advance, there are options for 3 days (21€) and 4 days (28€).

One-day-visitors: You can take the entry in Augsburger Straße for P35. Tickets can be bought directly on site.