MESSE ESSEN offers 3 conference centres with 23 conference rooms for up to 1,000 people, in which around 800 events with 80,000 participants take place annually. The Grugahalle with a capacity of up to 10,000 people and about 70 events annually such as concerts and shows, conferences, gala evenings, sporting events and general meetings and more than 200,000 visitors a year. The Essen trade fair venue offers 110,000 square metres of exhibition space divided among 18 exhibition halls plus the Galeria. The halls are interconnected, but can be individually separated.
MESSE ESSEN is centrally located and easily accessible in the Ruhr region, the third largest metropolitan region in Europe. The excellent transportation network ensures rapid and relaxed arrival and departure. Exhibitors and visitors from Germany and abroad can arrive by car, train, plane and caravan.
North Rhine-Westphalia’s excellent motorway network plan makes travel by car easy and comfortable and allows you to enjoy maximum flexibility on site. Take the major Rhine-Ruhr motorways A52, A3, A40 and A42 to reach MESSE ESSEN. The signs for the exhibition centre will guide you easily to our site where you find ample parking spaces. From there, you can reach MESSE ESSEN easily on foot or with the exhibition centre bus.
The ideally connected Essen Central Railway Station is a hub for over 120 daily ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio connections in all directions. From there, you can reach the venue in only 5 minutes with the Underground line 11.
Excellent connections to Düsseldorf Airport enable quick and convenient travel, even from afar. Düsseldorf Airport is only 20 minutes’ drive from the Essen exhibition grounds and is also well-connected by rail. With more than 500 daily departures and arrivals, it offers flights to over 170 cities in Germany and abroad. There is a separate information counter for MESSE ESSEN in the middle of the arrivals level of Terminal B.
The Essen/Mülheim Airport is available in addition to the Düsseldorf Airport. From there, MESSE ESSEN can be reached in 10 minutes by car or taxi.