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 A3, A40, A42 and A52 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

A continious environmental zone was set up in the city of Essen. As of July 2014, only vehicles with a green environmental badge may enter this zone.

Vehicles from Germany and abroad that meet the emissions criteria may order the necessary badge from the TÜV Nord or www.umwelt-plakette.de .

Further information


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.


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.