Coming along the A8 from Stuttgart, drive south onto the A5, following signs for Basel. Leave the A5 at junction 48 for Karlsruhe-Süd and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten.
From the A65 motorway (Autobahn):
The A65 merges with the B10. Leave the B10 at junction 8 and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten
A total of 7000 parking spaces are available in 3 carparks on the trade-fair grounds along with a VIP/press carpark. Parking fee: € 8.00 per day
Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains, and is located directly on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel intercity line. The east-west line Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich begins here too. And the high-speed TGV train takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in just three hours.
The best way to get there.
Pay as little as EUR 51.90 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.
Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH has partnered up with Deutsche Bahn to create an exclusive deal that allows you to travel conveniently to and from your Fairs and Congresses.
Take advantage and make the journey time yours. Use your outward and return journeys to work, read or relax. Whatever you decide to do, your long-distance travel with the Event Ticket will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.
Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
2nd Class EUR 51.90
1st Class EUR 84.90
Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
2nd Class EUR 72.90
1st Class EUR 106.90
This offer is valid until 2023-Dez-09.
You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.
Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on .
and enter the access code BEZLNRN in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the access code as a reference.
You can also reach the exhibition grounds easily and in an environmentally friendly way with KVV.nextbike - the public bike and e-bike rental system of the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV). The rental station near the exhibition grounds is located at the tram stop Messe/ Leichtsandstraße (line S2).
This is how easy it is to use the KVV.nextbike: Select the bike at www.kvv-nextbike.de or at a rental station, scan it and off you go. Please note that the number of KVV.nextbikes available is limited.
Cost of the KVV.nextbike rental bike at the basic rate:
1 € per 30 min (normal)
2 € per 30 min (e-bike)
The exhibition grounds are easily accessible via a well-developed and signposted network of cycle paths:
With our bicycle breakdown service, we offer you a basic set of tools and aids for quickly solving a breakdown. Be it a punctured tyre, a defective inner tube, a jammed brake or simply not enough air: call the service hotline 0721 3720-5222 for help and to borrow the equipment.
To ensure that you receive your visa in due time before the trade fair/exhibition starts, we recommend you apply for your visa as early as possible. Applications can be made up to three months before you enter the country.
In a directive transmitted per e-mail in July 2013, the Federal Foreign Office informed the visa offices of German embassies and consulates worldwide that, as a matter of principle, an official invitation letter from the trade fair organizer is no longer required when applying for visas for trade fair visits in Germany. Please refer to this information when applying for your visa.
In case the visa section responsible for issuing your visa should nonetheless request that an official invitation letter be presented, please send us your personal data in good time by e-mail using the .
You can request letters of invitation at the earliest three months before the event begins.
Please also note the following instructions when applying for a letter of invitation:
Your personal data is taken directly from the online form. No changes or corrections can be made by us.
If your invitation letter contains incorrect data, you will have to fill in the online form again.
The invitation letter will be sent to you by e-mail as a pdf document. Sending by fax is not possible.
The processing time is up to 10 days and cannot be accelerated.
Please check your spam folder before contacting us about undelivered invitations.
We ask for your understanding that we do not process individual requests for invitations.
You can also use our shuttle bus from the hotels to the trade fair:
The famous fan-shaped city, nestling in green countryside
From the Baden residential palace to the heart of the “TechnologieRegion” – Karlsruhe has a lot to offer.
Located on the Rhine Plain between the Black Forest to the south, the Vosges mountains of France to the west, and Germany’s Palatinate hills to the north, Karlsruhe is a cultural hub, a buzzing region for technological development, and a centre of science and academia.
And, with 310,000 inhabitants, the second biggest city in Baden-Wurttemberg. The quality of life here is very high, the region as a whole is booming – Karlsruhe, an appealing combination of think-tank, lifestyle, and diversity.
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