Exhibitions and Fairs in Berlin
The beautiful city of Berlin has become one of Europe’s most important tourist destinations. Therefore, the city’s economy revolves around tourism, but also the services sector and technology companies. Berlin Trade Fair, Berlin Messe, spread over 260 thousand square meters, hosts around a hundred events a year, involving more than 34 000 exhibitors and 2.3 million visitors.
How to reach Berlin and Berlin Messe
Berlin is the hub of a network of rail corridors that link East and West Europe: Berlin’s central station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, was opened in 2006 on the Stadtbahn railway line, which runs through downtown Berlin. There are 15 S-Bahn lines (suburban railway system) available in the city, and nine U-Bahn lines, the subway network, which runs mostly underground. 10 ferry lines operate on and across River Spree. Berlin Messe, in Messedamm, is reachable via train, Berlin Messe stop, on the Stadtbahn, and via shuttle bus and lines U2 and S5 from the airport.
Where to stay in Berlin
The city is increasingly becoming a tourist destination: more than 11.3 million overnight stays are currently registered annually. Over the last ten years, the hotel offer in Berlin has much improved, thanks to the restoration of old hotels and the construction of new ones in the east of the city. The largest concentration of hotels in Berlin is in Charlottenburg, the commercial heart of the city. From 2 and 3 star hotels in the area of Kreuzberg you can easily reach the bars and clubs on the banks of the Spree, one of the trendiest areas of the city.
Hot spots in Berlin for the after-show
Berlin offers plenty of opportunities for fun, especially in recent years, due to the increase in tourism activity. The neighborhoods where nightlife and good eats abound are Charlottenburg, in particular around Savignyplatz, with popular clubs such as Tresor, where the best DJs in the world perform, and Watergate, with stages for live music. In Berlin’s Mitte, around Alexanderplatz, there are more than 200 night clubs, including King Kong Klub, with its retro atmosphere. The lesbian and gay life is very lively in the city and is centered around Nollendorfplatz, in what is called the Pink Village. Those who prefer a less chaotic fun, may enjoy Berlin’s theaters: the Berliner Ensemble in Brecht-Platz or the Theater des Westens in Kantstrasse.