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Fair Karlsruhe

Innovation, top technology and vitality – this is what Karlsruhe, its area and its people stand for. But Baden’s capital is more than that: Home of culture and art, business and research – and of course, residence of the law.

Right in the middle, as team-mate and ambassador of this live technology region: The "Karlsruhe Messe- und Kongress-GmbH". A congress location that is rich in tradition, a state-of-the-art, aspiring fairground. An international market and commercial place that copes with all requirements. Showcase of an unusually dynamic, open, hospitable region.



Events of the "Karlsruhe Messe- und Kongress-GmbH" bring together almost 8,000 exhibitors and 770,000 visitors annually in one of the most lively business, science and research regions.

More than 300 fairs, congresses and culture events as well as meetings of the "Karlsruhe Messe- und Kongress-GmbH" take place in three locations – the top-modern fair site, the inner-city congress centre and the "Europahalle".

Flexible space offers, sophisticated functionality, modern technology, first-class service – the Karlsruhe fair offers everything that makes an international top venue.

The congress centre
The "Karlsruhe Kongresszentrum" – with its four first-class locations and 20,000 m² of exhibition space – one of the biggest congress centres of Germany – is located in the heart of the city. For a maximum of 13,000 visitors, it is the perfect location for dialog and communication.

The fair

Four light-flooded exhibition halls with a total size of 52,000 m² including the dm-arena and additionally 62,000 m² of open-air exhibition ground – this is what the modern Karlsruhe fair offers. A success basis for your fairs, events, congresses or open-air events as well.

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Karlsruhe, with its more than 300,000 inhabitants, sited between Black Forest, the Vosges and the Palatinate mountains in the Rhine valley, is a culture metropolis, technology region and science centre in equal measure. The quality of life is high, the area is booming – a city that you can describe as a "think tank with savoir vivre" convincing with numerous different facets.

Many great enterprises and top brands are at home here. Karlsruhe is one of the most important IT metropolises of Germany. Also, more researchers work in Karlsruhe than anywhere else in Europe. For instance in as many as three Fraunhofer Institutes in the city. Or at the KIT – Karlsruhe institute for technology, the alliance of the first German elite university and the Karlsruhe research centre, one of the biggest natural scientific and engineering research institutions worldwide.

Find out more on the website of the city of Karlsruhe and on Tourism BW.



Celebrate into the night, let a turbulent fair day finish off relaxedly or revitalize yourself for the next business day.

For suitable accommodations, refer to:
-    Messe Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe fair company)
-    Karlsruhe tourism
-    Camping sites

The Karlsruhe fair is looking forward to your visit!



Karlsruhe lies near a traffic junction that can be reached speedily and comfortably from all directions via the highways A5, A8 or A65 around the city.

Or you disembark on the Frankfurt/Main international airport with ICE railway station and take the ICE to Karlsruhe that will get you there in exactly one hour. Streetcars or interurban trains provide for your inner-city transportation. Many events also feature a fair express shuttle commuting between central station and exhibition grounds.

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Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH

Festplatz 9

76137 Karlsruhe

telephone: +49 721 3720 0

telefax: +49 721 3720 2149

website: http://www.messe-karlsruhe.de/