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.


Cars, flights and hotels


Main event

Essen Motor Show
Nov 28

Essen, Messe Essen

World Fair for tuning, motor sport and Classics

With over 500 exhibitors and more than 300 000 visitors, the Essen Motor Show is still one of the largest and most important events in the global car industry. The secret of its success is to be found in the wide range of cars on display, covering...


Airports, fairgrounds, car rentals and hotels in Essen

Rü Quartier
3 star hotel

Norbertstr. 53

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Upcoming trade shows Essen

Feb 16
E-world Energy & Water

International exhibition en renewable energy

Feb 24
Reise + Camping

International trade fair travel & tourism, camping & caravaning

Feb 25

Fair for bicycles, accessories and recreation

Mar 09
SHK Essen

Trade fair for sanitary, heating, air conditioning und regenerative energies

Apr 06
Techno-Classica Essen

World show for vintage cars