Since 1991 the Hanns-Lilje House has existed a as hotel and conference centre of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover. Hanns Lilje was bishop of the church of Hanover from 1947 until 1971 and he was a significant personality of his time. He once said:
„A bishop (…)has to explain to the general public outside the limits of the traditional churchdom, that there is a church and what its tasks are.”
According to his quotation the Hanns-Lilje House is to be a place of encounter, not just for Christians, but it should also serve for all other guest or guest groups as an accommodation and meeting place. We take the word “serve” literally, since we focus on the well-being of our guests.