Messe Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe Messe und Kongress - Saturday, December 1, 2018    

Organising trade fairs, conventions, concerts, symposia, and meetings – as an own event or as a host for your event – is our profession. Bringing people together, for exchanging knowledge and experience, gathering information and impressions, or for jointly experiencing cultural highlights is something very special. No-one leaves a trade fair, a concert, or a convention without taking news or sensory impressions with them or without having conducted numerous talks, or having established new contacts. Visiting cards get a face, and speakers or artists a name. And personal contact often leads to something new: a vision, an idea, or a joint business model.
Connecting ideas. That’s what we stand for. Creating the conditions for these connections – that’s what drives us.


Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1
76287 Rheinstetten, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721/3720-0
Fax: +49 (0)721/3720-2106

General information

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Distance airport

28km / 17.36 miles

Distance station

8km / 4.96 miles

Distance motorway

6km / 3.72 miles

Public transport

400 m / 0,25 miles


The Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre (Messe Karlsruhe) opened in 2003 offers 52,000 m² of hall space and 62,000 m² of outdoor grounds – with a modern infrastructure, exemplary functionality, and prize-winning architecture.

Four spacious exhibition halls flooded with natural daylight. Including the dm-arena for a maximum of 14,000 visitors, an Events Hall (Aktionshalle) with all-round glazing, the green atrium: Messe Karlsruhe offers you ideal conditions for innovative events, whether an international trade fair with thousands of visitors, an exclusive event with hand-picked participants, a professional convention, or an open-air event.

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Conference rooms

Conferences, conventions, workshops, and seminars – the Conference Centre (Messe Konferenz Centre) provides the right environment for all types of business event. And can accommodate more than 2000 participants.

Available here, integrated into the first floor of the entrance area, are a large conference hall, the Conference East section, and twelve other conference rooms. All of them divisible and combinable, and all of them fitted with state-of-the-art conference systems, and with a direct link to the trade-fair restaurant. The available capacity can be increased by up to 1200 participants by adding the Events Hall.

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How to get there

Karlsruhe is located on a major road and rail intersection and can be reached quickly and easily from all directions via the A 5, A 8, or A 65 motorways to all parts of the city. Or arrive at the Frankfurt/Main international airport and take a high-speed train from the adjoining ICE station to Karlsruhe in exactly one hour.

Trams or the urban railway system provide your connection to the city centre. For many events, our trade fair Express Shuttle service operates between the main station and the trade fair grounds. Details can be found on the website of the respective trade fair.


A total of 7000 parking spaces in 3 car parks are available for cars on the grounds of the Trade Fair Centre as well a VIP / press car park.

Parking spaces for people with disabilities are available in the first row in car park P1.

Parking spaces with charging stations for electric cars are available in car park P1 at the entrance to the administrative building.

Accommodation and your stay

The famous fan-shaped city, nestling in the green countryside.

Home to the residential palace of Baden and the heart of technological developments in the region - the fan-shaped city Karlsruhe is incredibly multifaceted.

Scenically located on the Rhine Plain between the Black Forest to the south, France’s Vosges mountains to the west, and Germany’s Palatinate mountains to the north, Karlsruhe is a three-in-one city: a cultural metropolis, a technology region and a seat of science and academia and with a number of 310,000 inhabitants the second biggest city of Baden-Wurttemberg.

The quality of life here is very high, the region as a whole is booming – Karlsruhe ‘intellect meets lifestyle’.


Project management: we create the framework for your event

  • Choice of location and spatial concept
  • Technical advice and ordering
  • Cleaning
  • Human resource services
  • Parking concept
  • Protocol
  • Signposting

Technical facilities: we provide you with

  • Technical connections
  • Logistics
  • Sound & public address systems
  • Lighting
  • Projection
  • Communication
  • Rigging
  • Stage design and decoration
  • Point-of-sale and admission systems

Exhibition / Trade fair: all aspects of your trade-fair stand

  • Stand construction
  • Equipment such as furniture, media systems, EDP, flowers etc.
  • Technical connections
  • Services such as stand cleaning, stand catering etc.
  • Service folder
  • Online Service Centre (Service and floor-space booking)

Convention organisation (PCO): support from A to Z

  • Cost effectiveness and schedule
  • Website, event design
  • Abstract management
  • Address management
  • Participant administration
  • Speaker handling
  • Registration
  • Ticket shop
  • Event documents

Gastronomy: great store is set in indulgence in Baden

Our partner Gaul's Catering represents catering with over 20 years of tradition and is committed to serving you at the highest level. At the same time, Gaul's Catering is not only synonymous with creativity and flexibility but with reliability and uncompromising quality as well. Guten Appetit!

Marketing: we add character to your event

  • Marketing concepts
  • External advertising
  • Posters | City-Lights | large-scale advertising space | advertising columns
  • Flyers
  • Advertisements
  • Advertising-material design and logo development
  • Electronic advertising space
  • Static advertising space
  • Special advertising space

Press: we take you to your target groups

  • Press concepts
  • Press distribution
  • Press conferences
  • Press reports
  • Press office on location

Visitors: Our services for all aspects of your trade-fair or convention visit

We provide a full range of services on location, too. Here’s where you can find out more about our electronic visitor information system, what our Business Center offers, and what information our informationstand can provide you with. This section also familiarises you with the Internet access options available on our trade-fair premises.

Travel and your stay: you’ll find a warm welcome here

  • Hotel bookings
  • Shuttle bus
  • Supporting programme and events
  • After-work service
  • Information material


 Photos: KMK


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