The Stadthalle of the Messe Karlsruhe

Our space miracle for every occasion

The Stadthalle is the heart of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, the largest inner-city convention centre in Germany. Here you can rent much more than merely a hall. Several halls, conference and seminar rooms, as well as three foyers, are all sheltered under one roof at the Stadthalle. From small to large, from regional to international: the Stadthalle’s variable usage possibilities enable us to plan your event individually with you. Best of all: we are modernizing for you! The new Stadthalle will be smarter, brighter and even more versatile – in a nutshell, with even greater capabilities.

The Stadthalle at a glance

  • 5 event halls for a maximum of 4,000 people
  • 5 conference rooms for up to 530 people
  • 16 seminar rooms and 3 foyers with a total area of 6,000 m2
  • 100% sound separation between the rooms
  • Direct access to the convention hotel

Key Visual Stadthalle

New entrance area

Brahms Hall of the Stadthalle

Future Brahms Hall

Future Thoma Hall of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe

Future Thoma Hall

Future Weinbrenner Hall of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe

Future Weinbrenner Hall

The new Stadthalle is taking shape. Here’s how it will look:

Modernization measures

Comprehensive renovations began at the Stadthalle in July 2017. Some of the construction site’s equipment is visible on the Festplatz. The renovation work is taking place inside the Stadthalle. The entire building is being thoroughly renovated and refurbished during its closure.

Interior architecture

All surfaces in the foyers will be remodelled and their colour scheme will be redesigned. The highlight will be the new lighting system, which consists of a high-performance interplay among digital components, effect lighting and a guidance system. Particular attention will be focused during the next few weeks on the seating in the halls and seminar rooms. The walls and stage areas will be painted in a lighter colour. After reopening, organizers, guests and residents of Karlsruhe will be able to experience their conventions and events in a totally new light.

Technical measures

Current fire protection requirements make it necessary to install a new smoke removal system, to replace the existing sprinkler system, to upgrade escape routes and to renew the fire alarm system. The diverse building-service measures include new elevators, a modern ventilation system and large-scale cooling technology.

NEW after the renovations

Digital control system

  • Sophisticated lighting concept: change the lighting mood at the touch of a button
  • Integrated media system

Future Foyer of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe

Your messages shine brilliantly here

Bright and convincing: our open foyers shine with plenty of light and clear lines. The generously proportioned rooms are on three levels. The individual rooms can be perfectly combined and perfectly illuminated. The central marble cube with its bevelled corners transforms into an impressive media wall with LED lines. Mobile lighting furniture and the digital guidance system round out the impressive staging.

Future entrance hall of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe

Smart technology, powerful effects

The new Stadthalle is full of dynamism. Our digital guidance system assures that orientation is child’s play. W-LAN supports direct networking throughout the building. The state-of-the-art event technology not only functions superlatively well, it also looks beautiful! Digital content? Suitable lighting? You decide for yourself with us: we can perfectly adapt all info elements to suit your event.

All information on the new Stadthalle in compact form to download in one brochure

We would be happy to answer your questions about the modernization of the Stadthalle.

Info Point

You can learn more about the progress of the construction work underway in the Stadthalle at the Info Point. It’s located at the reception area of the administration building of Messe Karlsruhe. The street address is Festplatz 9. The Info Point is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Info Point about the construction work underway in the Stadthalle at the Festplatz Karlsruhe

Construction Site Diary: Stadthalle Karlsruhe

Our stand at the IMEX 2019

IMEX 2019: We are ready!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

IMEX is the industry’s gathering place for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. IMEX took place from 21-23 May 2019 in Frankfurt. Messe Karlsruhe presented itself there at stand G135 under the motto “Days in the Midst of the City”.

Escalators for the new underground train station at the Stadthallte Karlsruhe

Escalators for the new underground train station

Monday, 12 November 2018

The new escalator for the Kongresszentrum station was installed on 6 November. After completion of the combined solution at the end of 2020, our visitors will be able to ride the U-Strab directly to the Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe.

The latest information about costs and scheduling of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe

The latest information about costs and scheduling

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Substantial changes in the scope of planning and services increase the total expenditure for modernization of the Stadthalle. Read more in the press release of the city of Karlsruhe.

Inspection of the Stadthalle - Update from the construction site

Update from the construction site in the Brahms Hall

Inspection of the Stadthalle - Assigning the media facade

Assigning the media facade

Inspection of the Stadthalle - Dismantling work is progressing well

Dismantling work is progressing well.

Inspection of the Stadthalle - Focusing on the ceilings

Focusing on the ceilings

Inspection of the Stadthalle - The main committee of the city of Karlsruhe visits the construction site

The main committee of the city of Karlsruhe visits the construction site.

Inspection of the Stadthalle - The accompanying committee of the local council forms a firsthand impression

The accompanying committee of the local council forms a firsthand impression.

Inspection of the Stadthalle - Ventilation systems

Shortcomings in the ventilation systems require re-planning.

Stadthalle - Symbolic handover of keys

Symbolic handover of keys on 30 June 2017.

List of participants

Builder-owner: Amt für Hochbau und Gebäudewirtschaft


Amt für Hochbau und Gebäudewirtschaft
Zähringerstraße 61
76133 Karlsruhe

User: Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH


Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH

Festplatz 9
76137 Karlsruhe

Project management: BMP Baumanagement GmbH

Project management

BMP Baumanagement GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstraße 66
60323 Frankfurt

3D visualization

3D Visualisierung: easyRAUM GmbH

easyRAUM GmbH

easyRAUM GmbH

Suitbertusstraße 123
40223 Düsseldorf

The following sources must be cited when using the image material. Design planning for foyers: netzwerkarchitekten, Darmstadt. Preliminary design for halls: Rossmann und Partner, Karlsruhe. Ddesign planning for halls and detailed design: SSP, Bochum. Lighting design: ENVUE HOMBURG LICHT, Bielefeld.

Additional premises on the campus of the Karlsruhe Convention Centre