Exhibitions and Fairs in Essen
Industrial center in the Ruhr area, Essen has linked its recent history to the Krupp family and the ThyssenKrupp steel industries. The city, 580 000 inhabitants, is home to a major exhibition center, Messe Essen, which is located on Norbertstrasse. Here is also held Internationale Spieltage, the biggest game show in Europe.
How to reach Essen and Messe Essen
Essen is located along the A40 motorway, which connects the city to Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund, and on the A52 towards Düsseldorf. The city is served by 5 Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn lines. Essen Fair is a few minutes away by bus line 11 from the Central Station.
Where to stay in Essen
Excellent lodging options in Essen are found in the city centre, along the major streets, such as Schützenbahn and Am Hauptbahnhof. 4 and 5 star hotels in Essen are available near the city's major attractions such as the Grillo-Theatre in Theaterplatz and the Aalto Theatre, the beautiful opera house of Essen. Many business hotels in Essen are available on both Norbertstrasse and Franziskastrasse, south of the city, near the exhibition center.