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Friedrichshafen – Messe Friedrichshafen

Messe Friedrichshafen

Neue Messe 1,
88046 Friedrichshafen
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Venue Overview | Information about Friedrichshafen | Events

Messe Friedrichshafen is one of the most modern exhibition centres in Europe. With 12 halls, approx. 85,000m² exhibition space, conference rooms that can be flexibly variad to suit requirements, two central open-air grounds and its own lake, there are endless opportunities to realise your own ideas and individual wishes. Two multi-functional entrances to the east and the west with a service center and conference rooms ensure a steady flow of visitors. Combined with the new halls A7 and B5 this division can offer the possibility of staging two trade fairs with an equally good infrastructure at the same time.


Centrally situated on the northern part of Lake Constance. You can reach the venue from all directions.To make the journey to Friedrichshafen as simple and straightforward as possible, many internet sites offer the possibility of comparing travel options in one search.

After you’ve entered your departure point, they display all different journeys which can then be sorted by price or total travel time. Afterwards, you’re forwarded on to the website of the relevant provider where you can buy your ticket at no extra cost.

These service cut down much of the trip planning process, particularly if you’re not already familiar with the route. GoEuro is one such provider which compares and combines train, bus and flight options on one platform.


  • From Stuttgart:
    A81 / A98 to the end of motorway (exit Bodensee / Lindau). From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen. Alternatively: A8 to exit Ulm West. From there via B30 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From Würzburg / München (Munich):
    A96 (direction Lindau) to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From Ulm:
    A8 to exit Ulm West. From there via B30 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From Bregenz:
    A14 / A96 to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From Salzburg:
    Via München (Munich) A96 to exit Sigmarszell / Friedrichshafen. From there via B31 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From Zürich:
    N7 to Kreuzlingen/Konstanz (Constance). From there via shuttle ferry Konstanz – Meersburg (nonstop rapid transit) and then via B31 to Friedrichshafen.
  • From St. Gallen / Romanshorn:
    N1 to Romanshorn. From there via shuttle ferry Romanshorn-Friedrichshafen (hourly departures).


Direct flights: With VLM from and to Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Around the world with Lufthansa via the airline´s Frankfurt hub, with Turkish Airlines via the Istanbul hub.

International connections: Zürich International airport with direct connections to Friedrichshafen and the integrated transportation system airplane/train.

Service tip: Check out at Kloten. Transfer below ground to the trains to Romanshorn. From Romanshorn via ferry to Friedrichshafen and from there to the exhibition grounds by shuttle bus (only during trade fairs, alternatively by taxi) using the BSB Combination ticket: ferry, shuttle bus and entry to the show (not available for every exhibition).


Traveling in Germany (Deutsche Bahn DB):

  • InterRegioExpress (IRE) or RegionalExpress (RE) connections to Friedrichshafen. Via Ulm ICE/IC-hourly departures.

Traveling in Austria (Austrian national railways ÖBB)

  • Visitors from western Austria should use the ÖBB via Bregenz and change train at the German transfer station Lindau.
  • From the rest of Austria, we recommend the routes via Munich to Ulm with connecting trains to Friedrichshafen.

Traveling in Switzerland (Swiss national railways SBB)

  • SBB line Basel/Lindau to station Friedrichshafen or to Romanshorn and via ferry (hourly departure) to Friedrichshafen.
  • By train from Zurich and Winterthur to Konstanz. In Konstanz there is a direct connection for the catamaran to Friedrichshafen.


Free shuttle bus MesseExpress (Route 17) from Friedrichshafen main station and harbour station (ferry dock) | not available at every exhibition.Airport and Friedrichshafen main stations are 10 minutes from the exhibition centre.

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