ELSA Hanover

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Hanover (German: Hannover) is the capital and biggest city of the state of Lower Saxony with approximate 500,000 inhabitants, located in the heart of Germany.

Mostly known for fairs like the CEBIT or HANNOVER MESSE, Hanover is also famous for the Herrenhausen Gardens, its forest in the middle of the city called Eilenriede, the world’s biggest Schützenfest, the second largest Oktoberfest in Germany (after Munich) and for being an important traffic junction. The spoken German in Hanover is considered very clear and without any accent. Rebuild after WWII as a car-friendly city, Hanover still offers visitors beautiful historic architecture like the New Town Hall or the Welfenschloss. The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz university, famous for mechanical engineering, is located directly in the city center and offers a wide range of subjects to 28,000 students.

At the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz university approximately 2.000 students study law. About 200 of them are members of ELSA Hannover. We arrange annual study and institutional visits and we are always looking for new Study Visit partners. If you are interested, just write us an e-mail!
City, Country
Hanover, Germany
Accommodation Options

In Hanover there is a large selection of cheap accommodation. However, you should be careful to arrive outside the fair time, otherwise the search is very difficult and expensive.

Methods of getting from the airport(s)/train-station to the City Centre/Hotel

By train: The Hannover Airport (HAJ) is located north of the city in the city of Langenhagen, about 12 km from the city center. To get to the city center, take the S-Bahn line 5 in the direction of “Bad Pyrmont Bahnhof” and change at the station “Hannover Bahnhof Nordstadt” to tram line 6 in the direction of “Messe / Ost (EXPO-Plaza)”. Alternatively, take the bus 570 in the direction of “Hannover Stöcken” to station “Langenhagen Zentrum” and there take the tram line 1 direction “Sarstedt”. The city center is at the tram stop “Kröpcke”, the Faculty of Law at the tram stop “Königsworther Platz”. Use www.efa.de to find the departure times. By cab: 30 minutes, approx. 30 €

Ideal length of Visit
4 days (e.g. Thursday-Sunday)
List of law-firms/firms/Institutions that the groups could visit

Law firms: We have partnerships with KSB INTAX and Göhmann Rechtsanwälte Notare, two law firms specializing in business law. Hamburg and Berlin can be reached after a comparatively short train journey.

Courts: In addition to the regional courts in the city itself, the Higher Regional Court Celle and the State Court of Lower Saxony are located in close proximity to Hanover.

Authorities: As the capital of Lower Saxony, Hannover hosts a large number of ministries and authorities. Particularly noteworthy here is the State Parliament.

Draft Academic Programme

•    Visiting the different institutions
•    Lectures of the lawyers from the different law firms
•    Posibilty of a trip to Hamburg or Berlin

Other information

ELSA Hannover e.V., Königsworther Platz 1, D-30167 Hannover; Website: www.elsa-hannover.de; costs for public transport: www.efa.de or www.uestra.de; airport: www.hannover-airport.de; general information: www.hannover.de (multilanguage)

Contact information
Maximum number of participants that can be hosted
available upon request