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Locations & Services: We as hosts

Welcome to Messe Karlsruhe

We are pleased that you are interested in Karlsruhe as a venue for your event. And we would be delighted to host it. Just as we plan our own events professionally and successfully, we serve as your reliable partner and assist you with all our expertise.

Whether it’s a trade fair, a convention or a company celebration, each event has its own special character. That’s why we never simply offer service “off the rack”. With us, you get individual contact persons who accompany you with comprehensive assistance and unflagging dedication from start to finish. This begins with the hall rental or the search for a suitable event location and continues all the way through to the catering. You benefit from our diverse partnerships and excellent contacts in the region, which we utilize on a daily basis.

↳ To our services

↳ Our Convention Centre:Konzerthaus, Gartenhalle, Schwarzwaldhalle, Stadthalle, Festplatz

↳ Our Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre:halls 1-3 , dm-arena, Atrium, Events Hall, Open-Air area

Our Convention Centre: in the heart of the city

Four buildings and the outdoor area on Festplatz comprise the Convention Centre and make it versatile, adaptable and unique. The classical architecture of the Konzerthaus lends an impressive character to every event. The remarkably multifunctional Schwarzwaldhalle is frequently used for concerts and comedy performances. The light-flooded Gartenhalle is ideal for exhibitions and offers a special highlight for your guests with its direct access to the Zoological Garden. The Stadthalle is currently being renovated and will offer its own unique variety of rooms in the future, which will make it a first-class conference venue. You will surely find the ideal venue for your event in the centre of Karlsruhe between the Stadtgarten and the pedestrian zone.

At a glance:

  • 4 Locations: Gartenhalle, Schwarzwaldhalle, Konzerthaus, Stadthalle
  • 34 rooms with a total of 13,000 seats
  • 20,000 m2 of exhibition space in halls and foyers
  • 10,000 m2 of outdoor area
  • 1,000 car parking spaces in the underground car park

Our Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre: plenty of space for your event

Four halls, the all-round glassed-in construction of the Events Hall and the greened Atrium offer a bright and friendly atmosphere to showcase products, services or companies. With the Conference Centre on the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, we also offer numerous meeting rooms for conferences, conventions and gatherings of all sorts. The extensive outdoor area can be used as additional exhibition space. Our Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is convincing thanks to its diverse spaces and award-winning architecture. Welcome your guests to our light-flooded rooms.

At a glance:

  • 4 halls, each with 12,500 m2 of exhibition space, for 11,200 visitors
  • Glassed-in Events Hall with 1,800 m2 of exhibition space
  • Greened Atrium, e.g. for company celebrations,
  • 105,000 m2 outdoor area
  • Conference Centre with conference rooms and meeting halls for up to 2,000 people
  • 7,000 parking spaces
  • Trade fair restaurant with up to 180 seats, self-service restaurant, 2 bistro stations and a café

New formats for your events

We have used the time of the pandemic to create compelling digital formats and offerings , and also to rethink innovation.

In cooperation with our professional partners we implement hybrid concepts, which enhance your in-person session by a virtual platform. Therefore, convention topics as well as information about exhibitors can be made accessible to a broad audience despite a reduced number of participants.

Learn more about our digital packages and opportunities at Digital Events

Please contact us now!

Holger Klanfer
Holger Klanfer, Head of Division Congress & Cultural Events

"It is important to understand the customer's needs and how they change through communicative exchange with customers and to meet them."

Everything from one source: Our Services

To make a good event an experience, it often takes only a few skillful moves. Our employees are ready to support you. Our services can be booked individually or offered as packages. We will be happy to advise you individually. To give you a taste of what we can do for you, you can find more information on our overview:

Our services

Our references: Here’s what our customers say about us

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“We were able to carry out a huge in-person party conference in accordance with corona regulations at the dm-arena. Thanks to the professional support and the great preparation work of the team of Messe Karlsruhe, the necessary distance regulations as well as the adherence to a comprehensive hygiene concept could be guaranteed without any problems. Even the technical prerequisites of the exhibition hall during, for example, the broadcast of a professional live stream of our event were excellent.

All of these factors contributed positively to the great success of our party conference even under these challenging circumstances.”

Jan Packebusch, CEO of the FDP party Baden-Württemberg

100% recommendation from Alexa Sinz

“Due to the Corona pandemic, the 50th annual convention of the society of informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., short “GI”) had to be displayed on a virtual platform. However, we knew from our experience that it is an essential advantage to broadcast the parts of the event which involve many participants at the same time (such as the opening, panel discussions and award ceremonies) live from a real stage. Therefore, all participants could synchronize with each other more easily- and everybody felt that the result was very professional. This professionalism is thanks to Messe Karlsruhe with its partner AVDATA GmbH, which did not only provide us with a suitable location for our studio but made the technical realization of the live broadcast possible by adapting and integrating the video conference platform to our needs. Thanks to them, we could carry out the GI’s biggest annual convention in Karlsruhe despite the Corona pandemic with more than 1,900 registered participants.”

Prof. Dr. Ralf H. Reussner, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Conference management "INFORMATICS 2020 – 50th annual conference of the society of informatics” (INFORMATIK 2020 - 50. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik")

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100% recommendation from Tijen Oranan

"We appreciate our good, long-term partnership with Messe Karlsruhe. We always receive professional support in the planning and implementation of our various events, whether they are large or small. We can rely 100% on the commitment and flexibility of Messe Karlsruhe's project team.”

Christian Schmidt, Director Marketing and Event Management, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

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"The halls are attractive, bright, modern and entirely without columns so they facilitate very high overall capacity. Collaboration with the guest-events team and all service partners is very professional, uncomplicated and always results-oriented. All these are ideal preconditions for contemporary trade-fair formats such as our PaintExpo, the world’s Number One trade fair for industrial painting technology. We feel at home here, so our advice for other guest organizers is: highly recommendable!"

Jürgen Haussmann, CEO FairFair GmbH

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100 percent recommendation from our customers

Professional support – with lively market partnerships, service orientation and customer proximity – is very close to our hearts. The level of satisfaction among our existing customers is extremely high. This is particularly reflected by a 100% recommendation rate.

Unsere Schutzmaßnahmen für Ihren Besuch

For Messe Karlsruhe is the safety of everyone the most important thing: from exhibitors and speakers to visitors, participants and all our employees.

In cooperation and close coordination with the responsible public order offices we have developed protection and security concepts , which are applied at all events and our SAFE EXPO seal stands for.

Do you have questions or suggestions? Please do not hestitate to contact us.

Learn more about the three locations of Messe Karlsruhe