The Lokhalle Göttingen is at our exclusive disposal throughout the entire Festival period. By creating within it a specially designed concert hall, we are transforming the Lokhalle into the venue for classical concerts in Göttingen. More than 1,300 seats in ascending stalls positioning, with a good view from every seat and acoustics that will do justice to historically informed performance, promise a great concert experience. At our side for planning and realisation is the international firm Müller-BBM, which has successfully implemented acoustics concepts for houses such as the Sydney Opera House, the Barenboim-Said Akademie and the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, as well as for the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg; they also have a wealth of experience with temporary concert venues.
An industrial monument as concert venue
In September 2015, the LOKHALLE Göttingen was selected from among more than 400 participating venues as a nationwide “Location Award Winner” in the category “Historical Locations & Locations of Industrial Culture”. Following the success in the EVVC Awards as “Best Center 2009/2010” from the “Europäisches Verband der Veranstaltungscentren e. V.” and the “Best Own Event” award for “Pop Meets Classic”, this was already the third coveted award to be won by the LOKHALLE.
Located directly adjacent to Göttingen’s ICE railway station, the LOKHALLE is the central point in the Otto-Hahn-Zentrum (OHZ), which consists of a conference and congress hotel, multiplex cinema, school for lifelong learning, media centre and restaurants. As well as having excellent access to the motorway, the Lokhalle is only a few minutes’ walk from Göttingen’s pedestrian precinct. The historical industrial building dating from 1920 offers 9,400 m² for events in three halls, the individual spaces catering for a broad range of events: trade fairs, concerts, sports competitions, company presentations, conferences and congresses – the Lokhalle is multi-functional. Its variable capacity of 7,500 in standing room or 4,000 seats, at maximum, makes it equally well suited for large-scale events and for those hosted in a more exclusive format of 300 persons upwards. Everything is mobile! Stages, platforms, refreshments and exhibition stands can all be positioned flexibly, according to requirements.
Bahnhofsallee 1b, 37081 Göttingen
Bus routes 21, 23, 41, 42, 61, 71, 72, 73 Bus stop ‘Bahnhof/ZOB’
Bus routes 31, 32, 61, 62 Bus stop ‘Otto-Frey-Brücke’
Covered car park at the train station (Bahnhofsallee 2): Open all day, 3 minutes’ walk (Festival visitors are advised to use the pedestrian crossing to the GHotel, former InterCity Hotel)
The concert venue is barrier-free. For further information on Festival venue accessibility, please see the overview.