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