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Karlsruhe – Messe Karlsruhe

Messe Karlsruhe – und Kongress-GmbH

Messeallee 1,
76137 Karlsruhe
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Messe Karlsruhe is a pioneering and reputed expo centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. Having won an award for its stunning architectural design, this ultra-modern exhibition centre has an exhibition area of around 52,000 m2 and an outdoor area of 10,000 m2. This world-class facility stands out for its sophisticated infrastructure, its first-class service and functionality. Messe Karlsruhe also comprises of a landscaped atrium, around 3 modern exhibition halls and an arena for around 14,000 guests, press centre, service centre, business centre, convention centre and an elite guest club. It serves as the perfect place for conducting both international and domestic trade shows and attracts many visitors from all parts of the world.


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.


Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is easy to reach from four airports:

  • Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road)
  • Frankfurt/Main
  • Stuttgart
  • Strasbourg


Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, IC (InterCity), and EC (EuroCity) links and lies directly on the ICE route from Hamburg to Basel via Frankfurt. Karlsruhe is where the east-west route to Munich begins via Stuttgart. The TGV takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in approximately three hours.


Karlsruhe is served by a number of convenient and comfortable coach services. More information is available here


Many trade fairs are served free-of-charge by the Express Shuttle service between the main railway station and the trade-fair grounds. Further information and the right timetable can be found on the website of the respective event.

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