Travelling by car

Karlsruhe is a central traffic junction, which is quick and easy to reach from all directions via the motorways A 5, A 8 or A 65.

Arriving from the A 5 and A 8 motorways

From the A 8 from Stuttgart, take the A 5 to "Basel", take exit 48 "Karlsruhe-Süd" and follow the signs to the trade fairgrounds ("Messe").

Attention! Motorway A5 coming from the south: Until the end of October 2017, resurfacing work is scheduled to take place on the A5 motorway in the northbound direction around Karlsruhe. The junction Karlsruhe Süd (Exit 48 in the direction of Karlsruhe) will be closed throughout this period. Please use the next junction Ettlingen (Exit 47) and follow the directions provided. These roadworks may cause delays and disruption to traffic.

Arriving from the A 65 motorway

The A 65 merges into the B 10. Leave the B 10 at exit 8 and follow the signs to the trade fairgrounds ("Messe").


A total of 7,000 parking spaces in 3 car parks are available for cars on the grounds of the Trade Fair Centre as well a VIP / press car park. Parking spaces for people with disabilities are available in the first row in car park P1.

The parking fee is EUR 7,00.

Address for car navigation:

Messeallee 1
76287 Rheinstetten