Arrival by car - for maximum flexibility

North Rhine-Westphalia’s excellent motorway network plan makes travel by car easy and comfortable and allows you to enjoy maximum flexibility on site. Take the major Rhine-Ruhr motorways A52, A3, A40 and A42 to reach MESSE ESSEN. The signs for the exhibition centre will guide you easily to our site where you find ample parking spaces. From there, you can reach MESSE ESSEN easily on foot or with the exhibition centre bus.

Address for navigation systems:

Norbertstraße 2, 45131 Essen

Relaxed parking next to the fairground

MESSE ESSEN offers ample parking facilities for visitors travelling by car, including a modern car-park routing system. About 5,000 parking spaces next to the fairground and another 7,000 in the P + R system enable a relaxed visit to the fair by car.

Please note

Low emission zone (LEZ) City of Essen

On 1 January 2013, an extensive low emission zone was established in the Ruhr district. Within the marked zone, a driving ban has been imposed on all motor vehicles bearing a red pollution badge or no pollution badge. From 1O July 2014, the driving ban will also apply to motor vehicles bearing a yellow badge.

We recommend that drivers of motor vehicles without a valid badge use the motorway network to bypass the city centre of Essen. You can bypass the low emission zone via the A52, exits Essen-Rüttenscheid or Essen-Haarzopf. An outline map shows the alternative route.

The entrances and exit gates to/from the fairground and to/from all fairground parking lots can be reached without entering the low emission zone.

For more details and order form to apply for the pollution badge see TÜV Nord.


Leisurely travel to the fair by camper

With two campsites available in the South of Essen, a visit to the fair can become a relaxed short holiday.


DCC Campsite at Lake Baldeney

Lake Baldeney campsite has a beautiful view of the water. The site is open year-round and has a beer garden, restaurant and kiosk. The sanitary facilities are suitable for the disabled and for children. The next site is approx. four kilometres away.


KNAUS Campingsite Essen-Werden

Essen's Werden district features a campsite directly on the Ruhr River - close to the city yet situated in nature - with paved caravan spaces, 100 spaces for tourists and 180 permanent parking spaces.

Essen Werden is a small district with a historic old town, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. In good weather, the Ruhr and Lake Baldeney are perfect for a walk, a boat tour or a round of miniature golf. Thanks to excellent public transportation connections - the streetcar is a short walk from the site - the campsite is a good starting point for visiting the trade fair and the city of Essen.