RecyclingAKTIV & TiefbauLIVE (RATL) offers you compact, personal, practical information on over 95,000 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.
Over the three days of the trade fair, more than 230 exhibitorswill provide you with a condensed overview of the portfolio of products and services relating to recycling technology, construction machinery and equipment, as well as the trend topics of digitalization, alternative drive systems and construction site processes from the construction, demolition and recycling sectors.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Closure of motorway A5 junction Karlsruhe-Süd
From March 1 to approx. 7 May 2023, resurfacing work is scheduled to take place on the A5 motorway around Karlsruhe. The junction Karlsruhe Süd (Exit 48) will be closed throughout this period. Please use the junction Ettlingen (Exit 47) and follow the directions provided. These roadworks may cause delays and disruption to traffic.
Redirection:Leave the A5 motorway at the junction Ettlingen (exit 47) and follow the direction signs to Messe Karlsruhe on the B3 main road.
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
A total of 2.600 parking spaces are available in 3 carparks on the trade-fair grounds along with a VIP/press carpark. Parking fee: € 8.00 per day
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):
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.
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.
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.
(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.
You can also reach the exhibition grounds easily and in an environmentally friendly way with KVV.nextbike - the public bike and e-bike rental system of the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV). The rental station near the exhibition grounds is located at the tram stop Messe/ Leichtsandstraße (line S2).
This is how easy it is to use the KVV.nextbike: Select the bike at www.kvv-nextbike.de or at a rental station, scan it and off you go. Please note that the number of KVV.nextbikes available is limited.
Cost of the KVV.nextbike rental bike at the basic rate:
1 € per 30 min (normal)
2 € per 30 min (e-bike)
The exhibition grounds are easily accessible via a well-developed and signposted network of cycle paths:
With our bicycle breakdown service, we offer you a basic set of tools and aids for quickly solving a breakdown. Be it a punctured tyre, a defective inner tube, a jammed brake or simply too little air: help can be called up and equipment borrowed via the service hotline 0721 3720-5222.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Four charging stations for electric vehicles (type 2 plugs up to 22 kW) are available to visitors to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in car park P1; charging costs €6. Please note: There is a charge for access to car park P1.
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.
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.
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