Well worth a visit

RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE (RATL) offers you compact, personal, practical information on over 90,000 m² of exhibition space on one day of the trade fair and with the least amount of time. Take home with you the tailor-made solution for all the challenges in your business through individual expert advice in a personal discussion with your product specialist. The non-stop live demos in thematic show concepts give you a targeted basis for decision-making for your investment project at a glance through direct product comparison in real operation.

General Information

General Information, Date and Adress

Please note: Messe Karlsruhe does not allow animals on the exhibition grounds. Exceptions to this only in justified cases, e.g. TIERisch gut trade fair or guide dogs for the disabled, dogs for the blind or service dogs.

"I am your contact...

Sabine Wohlfart-Bock - Senior Project Manager Visitor Service
Sabine Wohlfart-Bock - Senior Project Manager Visitor Service

... for: your journey to and your stay at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. Please contact me! I will be happy to assist you."

T: + 49 (0) 721 3720 2309

F: + 49 (0) 721 3720 99 2309

E-Mail: sabrina.lauwasser@messe-karlsruhe.de

Your way to RATL

The following information will make your trip to RecyclingAKTIV quick and easy, wether you're travelling by car, public transport, rail or air.



From the A5/A8 motorway (Autobahn):

Coming along the A8 from Stuttgart, drive south onto the A5, following signs for Basel. Leave the A5 at junction 48 for Karlsruhe-Süd and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten.

From the A65 motorway (Autobahn):

The A65 merges with the B10. Leave the B10 at junction 8 and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten

Carparks

A total of 7000 parking spaces are available in 3 carparks on the trade-fair grounds along with a VIP/press carpark. Parking fee: € 8.00 per day

Tickets for the FareZone 100 apply for travel to the Messe/Leichtsandstraße tram and bus stop when a trade fair is on.

By tram

Messe/Leichtsandstraße or Messe Nord tram stops

From the city centre:

  • Underground Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

From Karlsruhe central station:

  • From the main train station, you can take various trains to the city center to change at the Europaplatz subway station:
    • Line S1/S11 in the direction of Neureut or Hochstetten
    • Line 2 direction Knielingen Nord
    • Line 3 direction Daxlanden or Rappenwörth

  • At Europaplatz, change to Underground Line S2, direction Rheinstetten (stop Messe/Leichtsandstraße).

From Durlacher Tor:

  • Underground Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

More information including fares and departure times can be found on the KVV website.

By bus

Messe Nord or Messe/Leichtsandstraße bus stop

From Ettlingen:

  • Bus Line 106 (destination Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.)

All of the timetables of the KVV bus network are available here.

We provide a shuttle bus between Main Train Station Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Trade Fair Center (West Mainentrance).

The journey lasts approx. 20 minutes.

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains, and is located directly on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel intercity line. The east-west line Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich begins here too. And the high-speed TGV train takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in just three hours.

The best way to get there.

Pay as little as EUR 51.90 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH has partnered up with Deutsche Bahn to create an exclusive deal that allows you to travel conveniently to and from your Fairs and Congresses.

Take advantage and make the journey time yours. Use your outward and return journeys to work, read or relax. Whatever you decide to do, your long-distance travel with the Event Ticket will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.

  • Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
    • 2nd Class EUR 51.90
    • 1st Class EUR 84.90
  • Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
    • 2nd Class EUR 72.90
    • 1st Class EUR 106.90

This offer is valid until 2023-Dez-09.

Click here for the full range of information about DB's Event Ticket.

You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

The event ticket provided by Deutscher Bahn does not include the ticket for access to the trade fair or congress event of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH.

Arriving by plane

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has excellent connections to at least 4 airports:

The flight to Stuttgart from major cities such as Brussels, Milan and Vienna takes little more than 1 hour.

The excellent rail connections ensure a fast onward journey to Karlsruhe.

From Baden-Airpark you can reach the trade fair grounds in just 30 minutes by car.

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road) and other major international airports such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Strasbourg (50–60 minutes by road).

Are you travelling with a motorhome or caravan and would like to stay overnight directly at the trade fair? We offer you the opportunity to do so at our VIP car park. Electricity can only be guaranteed if ordered in time.

Wheelchairs reservations

  • Free service for your visit to the fair: Please contact the colleagues from the DRK on site on the relevant day of the fair by calling 0721-3720 5230.
  • A wheelchair will then be brought to you for the duration of your visit to the fair. Please choose the main entrance of the fair.

Carparks

  • Carparks are available for you in the first row of the P1 carpark.

Trade-fair shuttle bus service

Public transport

Deutsche Bahn

Please call the following number to arrange for assistance with boarding, changing or alighting from trains when travelling with Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn will also assist you in finding suitable connections, purchasing tickets and reserving seats, and send you your travel documents by post or prepare them for collection at a ticket machine.

030 65212888

(20 cents per call from a German landline, max. 60 cents per call from a German mobile network; costs for calls from abroad depending on provider)

Monday to Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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.

Information booth

You’ve arrived and are still looking for suitable accommodation or the right restaurant to end the evening? Our informationstand in the Events Hall can help.

Barrier-free trade fair

There is also a “toilet for everyone” at the trade fair. This toilet is specially conceived for use by people with multiple handicaps. It is additionally equipped with a lifter and an emergency-call mechanism. This toilet is open during the regular opening hours of the current event on the trade fair’s campus.

Wheelchairs:

  • Free service for your visit to the fair. Please contact the colleagues of the DRK on site on the relevant day of your visit by calling 0721 3720 5230.
  • A wheelchair (without electric drive) will be brought to you for the duration of your visit to the fair (subject to availability).

WiFi/Internet

Free WLAN access

As a registered user, wireless Internet access is available for you free of charge throughout the entire campus during the trade fair.

Free WLAN on the trade fair’s campus

You will need a WLAN-capable device of your own with a Web browser function.

Please note the following details:

  • To use the free WLAN, you need a WLAN-capable device with the globally common WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11 n/ac..
  • When there are large numbers of simultaneous users, reception is not guaranteed at every location on the campus.
  • The bandwidth per device is maximally one Mbit/sec. However, depending on the momentary traffic in the hall, the bandwidth may be less than this maximum.
  • One user /device can go online with a mobile device for maximally 30 minutes.

Premium Wi-FI

If you need higher bandwidth, we recommend that you order our premium Wi-Fi for the highest online demands (without bandwidth restriction). A fee will be charged for this service. You may purchase it either online or in the Business Centre at Entrance West.

EC automats

Karlsruhe Trade Fair makes available for its visitors an EC automat directly on the fair’s campus. The automat is located in the Events Hall at the main entrance.

This automat dispenses cash without a fee for customers with accounts at Volksbank. This is also true for customers of savings banks in the city of Karlsruhe-Ettlingen, but not for customers of savings banks outside this district or customers of other banks.

Cloakroom and lockers

To make your stay at the trade fair even more convenient, you may choose to use the lockers and the cloakroom on the lower level of the trade fair. A fee of €2.00 will be charged for usage of the cloakroom service.

Lockers are available in the basement using a 1 euro deposit coin.

You will find digital lockers in the entrance area (main entrance) on the left-hand side.

12 of 24 LiveLockers are equipped with the possibility to charge batteries of mobile devices. After opening the LiveLocker, you will find

  • a 220V/16A socket to connect your own power supply units, e.g. for charging laptops or bicycle batteries, and,
  • a USB type A and a USB type C socket with a combined output of 18W.

You can reserve these in advance for your stay at live-locker.com.

There is a charge of 5 euros per day for their use.

Charging station for electric vehicles

Visitors to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre can use the charging stations for electric vehicles in car park P1 for free. A type 2 plug is required. Please note: Vehicular entrance to P1 is subject to a fee. Reservations are not possible.

Mobile charging station

The Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has a mobile charging station which is available for free use in the Business Center for our customers.

The charging station is lockable, suitable for all common smartphones and offers for up to six devices a charging option. Each loading chamber is equipped as follows:

  • 1 x Micro USB B and USB C charging cable / Android
  • 1 x certified iPhone 5/6/7 charging cable
  • 1 x lock with key

Messe Karlsruhe does not permit animals on the exhibition grounds.

Exceptions are guide dogs for people with disabilities, guide dogs for the blind and service dogs.

You can find all lost and found items at the lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten or the city of Karlsruhe.

Lost and dropped off items are collected by our control room.

Phone: +49 721 3720 5222

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact the Lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten, Phone: + 49 7242 9514 350.

Or to the

Lost and Found Office of the City of Karlsruhe, Phone: + 49 721 133 3310.

Your stay in Karlsruhe

The famous fan-shaped city, nestling in green countryside

From the Baden residential palace to the heart of the “TechnologieRegion” – Karlsruhe has a lot to offer.

Your stay

Karlsruhe, the fan-shaped city, is a historical and cultural city in the southwest of Germany and is the second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg. In this city there are a lot of sights and attractions. Starting with the castle in the center of the city, the surrounding gardens, the market square, the shopping street in the center of the city to the various restaurants. Karlsruhe is a city full of history, art and technology.

Located on the Rhine Plain between the Black Forest to the south, the Vosges mountains of France to the west, and Germany’s Palatinate hills to the north, Karlsruhe is a cultural hub, a buzzing region for technological development, and a centre of science and academia.

And, with 310,000 inhabitants, the second biggest city in Baden-Wurttemberg. The quality of life here is very high, the region as a whole is booming – Karlsruhe, an appealing combination of think-tank, lifestyle, and diversity.

Tips for your stay in Karlsruhe

AfterFair Service

AfterFair Service

Discover the tastiest places to eat, the local nightlife, and the best places to unwind.

Karlsruhe CityTour

Karlsruhe CityTour

Hop on and enjoy the main attractions of Karlsruhe bfrom the open top deck of our buses and enjoy fantastic views of the city!

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Karlsruhe | Tourism

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News

2022-08-01
RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE now also on LinkedIn!

Since July, the international network LinkedIn has expanded the previous communication portfolio of the trade fair consisting of the website, the newsletter and the social media channels Facebook and YouTube.

Here you can expect an exciting mix of the most diverse formats - from classic technical articles to exciting videos and background information. Online exchange with you and the community is expressly encouraged at this point.

2021-09-02
It's worth waiting - RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE will be back even stronger in 2022!

Actually, today we would have watched scrap shears crushing metal, marveled at the screening process of soil and stones, or had the smell of fresh asphalt in our noses. But due to the Corona pandemic, the resulting planning uncertainty and the cancellation of important key players, we unfortunately had to postpone our demo trade fair until 2022.

But cheer up - we look forward to returning with the full force of RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE from May 5 to 7, 2022!

The trade fair restart in Karlsruhe is still scheduled for September: At the two industry trade fairs Platformers' Days (September 13 and 14) and the commercial vehicle trade fair NUFAM (September 30 to October 3), personal exchange and experiencing machine technology on site is finally possible again. With a comprehensive safety and hygiene concept, we are well prepared for the trade fairs in real operation. All further information can be found at the Messe Karlsruhe website.

The Platformers' Days trade fair is the industry event for mobile lifting and height access technology in the D-A-CH region and, for many industry followers, the first live trade fair after a year and a half of pandemic. At the premiere event at the Karlsruhe location, more than 100 exhibitors and well-known industry giants such as Haulotte, Genie, JLG, Liebherr, Manitou, Oil & Steel, Palfinger, Skyjack, Teupen, Ruthmann and JCB will be displaying their machine technology, including live, European and German premieres.

Also at NUFAM, more than 350 exhibitors from 14 countries will present the entire range of services offered by the commercial vehicle industry. For the seventh time, the trade fair combines current technology with mobility concepts of the future. In addition, the trade fair focuses on the latest developments in freight mobility of the future with various practice-oriented formats - from lecture series and discussion rounds to New Mobility tours.

Interest aroused? - Come by and let our demo and outdoor fairs convince you.

2020-12-01
These are the new demo formats of RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE 2022

Attachments arena

For the first time at RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE, a rapidly staged spectacle will be created which, in addition to the universality of the carrier equipment, will showcase the versatility of the attachments in an incomparable way. The arena of attachments as an exclusive tool platform shows an excerpt from construction site practice and thus provides a brilliant stage for the various applications of the tool range in soil preparation, demolition and also in recycling applications. Demonstrate the robustness and performance of your products and underpin what you have shown briefly and concisely with tangible benefits that convince users and decision-makers alike. Daring stunts and fantastic special effects round off the shows and provide the necessary portion of action!

Demonstration building site e-mobility in compact construction, gardening and landscaping

Increasingly strict noise and exhaust gas requirements in tenders for construction projects in inner-city areas present civil engineering and landscaping companies with ever greater challenges. The solution: an emission-free and low-noise construction site that is also efficient - without compromising on performance, operating time or durability. Take advantage of the model construction site, designed for the first time together with the VDBUM, to make the topic and your solutions accessible to a highly technically experienced user audience in a practical and everyday manner.

Demonstration building site special heavy construction

Practice: The full breadth of the special heavy construction sector

The demonstration building site special heavy construction offers you optimal demonstration conditions for your machine and process engineering. In addition to rotary drilling rigs, technologies for compact construction sites also find their audience here.

Theory: VDBUM industry meeting point special civil engineering

The third VDBUM industry meeting forms the theoretical foundation for the complex process technologies of special civil engineering which will be demonstrated in application on the model construction site. Six top-class lecture modules will provide insights into mechanical engineering, legal foundations and everyday practice in dealing with excavation pits, foundations, cut-off walls and subsoil improvement. The one-day industry meeting attracts around 70 participating users in the field of special civil engineering to the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

Well-tried and popular demo formats

In addition to three new special theme areas and construction building sites, the RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE will of course also retain its proven formats:

  • Special theme area scrap & metal
  • Special theme area wood & biomass
  • Demonstration building site conduit construction

Information about the special theme areas of RecyclingAKTIV:

And interesting facts about the demonstration building sites of TiefbauLIVE: