Travelling to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1
76287 Rheinstetten

T +49 721 3720-5000
F +49 721 3720-5494

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City: Karlsruhe
POI or special destinations: Messe Karlsruhe


Arriving by road

Arriving from the A 5/A 8 motorways

From the A 8 from Stuttgart, take the A 5 to “Basel”, take exit 48 “Karlsruhe-Süd” and then follow the signs to the Trade Fair Centre (“Messe”).

Arriving from the A 65 motorway

The A 65 merges into the B 10. Leave the B 10 at exit 8 and follow the signs to the Trade Fair Centre (“Messe”).



A total of 7000 parking spaces in 3 car parks are available for cars on the grounds of the Trade Fair Centre as well a VIP / press car park.

Parking spaces for people with disabilities are available in the first row in car park P1.

Parking spaces with charging stations for electric cars are available in car park P1 at the entrance to the administrative building.

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Arriving by public transport

Arriving by public transport

From the city centre

Tram line S2 towards Rheinstetten (Tram stop: “Messe/Leichtsandstraße”).

From the main station

Tram line 3 (towards Heide) or line 4 (towards Waldstadt) as far as Europaplatz; change to line S2 towards Rheinstetten (Tram stop: “Messe/Leichtsandstraße”).

From Durlacher Tor

Tram line S2 towards Rheinstetten (Tram stop: Messe/Leichtsandstraße). 

From Ettlingen

Bus N° 106, from Ettlingen to Rheinstetten via Forchheim train station (bus stop: Messe Nord).


Tickets for Tariff Zone 100 are valid for travel as far as the tram stop “Messe/Leichtsandstraße” for events and trade fairs.

Further information on departure times and prices is available on the KVV website.

Arriving by shuttle bus

Arriving by shuttle buszoom

For many trade fairs, our Express Shuttle service provides you with transport between the main railway station and the trade fair grounds free of charge.

More information and the appropriate timetable can be found on the website of the respective event.



  • Getting to the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

    Getting to the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre (500 KB)

    How to get to the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

  • Trade fair grounds

    Trade fair grounds (115 KB)

    3 trade-fair halls with 12,500 m² each; dm-arena with 12,500 m² for trade fairs, conventions, and events; a total of 52,000 m² of hall space; 62,000 m² of outdoor grounds; versatile Events Hall (Aktionshalle) with 1800 m²; green Atrium for events; Conference Centre for approx. 2000 people; Guest Club – elegant business lounge; Press Centre, Business Centre, Service Centre; WiFi/Hotspots; 7000 parking spaces

Calendar of events

Find your next event at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre here!

Oktober 2019

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