Hannover is renowned not only for its annual exhibitions, which include the Expo 2000, but also for its Old Town, which includes the Leibniz Library, a World Heritage Site. Around 40 theatres, such as "Theater am Aegi" offer shows, musicals and performances for every taste. Visitors also use Hannover hotels for the annual "Schützenfest", as Hannover is one of Germany's centres for the annual marksmen festival. The acclaimed Hannover Zoo has been awarded the title as Best Zoo in the World in 2008 for the 3rd time and is convenient to many hotels in Hannover.
The largest employer in the area is Volkswagen. Other companies who have their headquarters in the city include TUI, AG, and Continental AG. International business travellers meet at Hannover hotels for more than 60 annual exhibitions, including the CeBit and Hanover Fair. Hotels in Hannover are within easy reach by road, rail and air since the city is a major intersection for motorways and railway lines. Hannover is also of regional importance because of its university, medical school, airport and the zoo.