Exhibition centre Munich
The exhibition centre Munich was established in 1964. Initially it started as a small exhibition on the Theresienwiese, but since 1998 on its own grounds with 180.000 m² indoor space as well as 425.000 m² outdoor area being the largest trade fair in Germany.
The over 50-year successful history of the exhibition centre Munich is characterised by its humble beginning on the Theresienwiese, but is now the most modern exhibition centre in the world at the former airport Riem.
It started of with the first world wide exhibition, the International Transportation Exhibition in 1965, up to the bauma, the world's leading construction machinery exhibition; from the 1972 Olympics to the Pope's visit, and the media centre for the FIFA World Cup in 2006.
The new exhibition centre Munich organises over 40 trade fairs per year and 250 guest events, and is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. Every year, more than 30,000 traders and over two million visitors from all over the world use the outstanding service of the exhibition centre facility.
Munich is one of the most important business centres, trade fair locations and popular conference venues in Europe.
Bauma is the world's leading construction machinery trade fair and the most visited event of the new Munich exhibition centre. It takes place every three years and attracts every time more than 530,000 visitors.
Other important trade fairs are the ISPO, Inhorgenta, analytica, AUTOMATICA, iba, BAU and drinktec, as well as EXPO REAL, IFAT, Intersolar, LASER World of Photonics, transport logistic with the AirCargo and eCarTec Fair.
The uniquely designed trade fair area reflect designs by the architects Bystrup, Bregenhoj + Partners, Kaup, Scholz, Jesse + Partner and includes several exhibition halls, the exhibition house, the trade fair tower, the press house, which was specially built for the football world cup, and the International Congress Centre Munich (ICM).
The Munich exhibition centre is also one of the most modern and sustainable exhibition centre in the world and has been certified as "energy-efficient company" by TÜV Süd. With one of the largest photovoltaic rooftop systems in the world and a sophisticated energy concept it saves more than 8,000 tons of CO2. Stadtwerke Munich heats the entire exhibition centre with renewable energy using the geothermal system.
Public transport: underground U2 with nearby stations "Messestadt West" and "Messestadt Ost".
In the North, the motorway A94 passes directly the exhibition centre, which you can reach via two exits.
Even further North is the S-Bahn-Station Munich-Riem. Since 2001 a freight transport train track leads to the exhibition centre.