Opening hours and prices

The fair for classical modern and contemporary art will take place from 22 to 25 February 2024.

Address: Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten, Germany

Access through entrance west and entrance east.

Thursday to Saturday we are open for you from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

On Sunday we are open for you from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The preview for VIPs and press will take place on Wednesday, 21 February 2024 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

In the "foyer dm-arena" there are daily activities for children from 5 years.

The maximum bag size you are allowed to take into the hall is 30cm in height, 40cm in length and 20cm in width.

- Pens of any kind (pencil, crayon, sharpie, etc.)

- Knives, scissors or other similar pointed objects (nail sets)

- Glass bottles of any kind

- Other bottles over 500 ml

- Adhesives of any kind

- Stick umbrellas

- Other objects of a kind and extent intended or likely to tamper with or damage works of art

The art KARLSRUHE for visitors

art KARLSRUHE has been synonymous with special artistic delights for almost two decades. From Classic Modern art to the latest works of Contemporary art, the items on display span more than 120 years of artistic creativity.

Nationally and internationally renowned galleries annually come to Karlsruhe, where their superlative selections of paintings, sculptures, photographs and original editions spark enthusiasm among collectors, art aficionados and connoisseurs.

Another distinguishing feature of art KARLSRUHE is the skilful architectonic interplay between gallery berths and spacious sculpture in the trade fair’s light-flooded halls. The fair’s unique programme is rounded out by One-Artist-Shows, each of which provides an individual artist with a larger space for a more comprehensive presentation of his or her oeuvre.

All information about art KARLSRUHE can be found in compact form in our visitor flyer.

Visit the fair online on Artsy!

art KARLSRUHE exclusive partnership with Artsy—the leading online marketplace for discovering and collecting art—allows collectors to inquire on and buy works directly from participating galleries.

Galleries & floor plan

An overview

Get an overview of the floor plan of the art KARLSRUHE 2023 here.

You can enter the halls via the west entrance or the east entrance.

Our services for your trade fair visit

We provide a full range of services on location, too. Here’s where you can find out more about our electronic visitor information system, what our Business Center offers, and what information our informationstand can provide you with.

Information booth

At the info point in the action hall you will find information on restaurants and hotels in the area as well as a preview of upcoming trade fairs. At the info counters in front of the halls, you will receive personal assistance with any questions you may have about the current event.

Barrier-free trade fair

There is also a “toilet for everyone” at the trade fair. This toilet is specially conceived for use by people with multiple handicaps. It is additionally equipped with a lifter and an emergency-call mechanism. This toilet is open during the regular opening hours of the current event on the trade fair’s campus.


  • Free service for your visit to the fair. Please contact the colleagues of the DRK on site on the relevant day of your visit by calling 0721 3720 5230.
  • A wheelchair (without electric drive) will be brought to you for the duration of your visit to the fair (subject to availability).


Free WLAN access

As a registered user, wireless Internet access is available for you free of charge throughout the entire campus during the trade fair.

Free WLAN on the trade fair’s campus

You will need a WLAN-capable device of your own with a Web browser function.

Please note the following details:

  • To use the free WLAN, you need a WLAN-capable device with the globally common WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11 n/ac..
  • When there are large numbers of simultaneous users, reception is not guaranteed at every location on the campus.
  • The bandwidth per device is maximally 2 Mbit/sec. However, depending on the momentary traffic in the hall, the bandwidth may be less than this maximum.
  • One user /device can go online with a mobile device for maximally 30 minutes.

Premium Wi-FI

If you need higher bandwidth, we recommend that you order our premium Wi-Fi for the highest online demands (without bandwidth restriction). A fee will be charged for this service. You may purchase it either online or in the Business Centre at Entrance West.

How do I connect to the WLAN?

EC automats

Karlsruhe Trade Fair makes available for its visitors an EC automat directly on the fair’s campus. The automat is located in the Events Hall at the main entrance.

This automat dispenses cash without a fee for customers with accounts at Volksbank. This is also true for customers of savings banks in the city of Karlsruhe-Ettlingen, but not for customers of savings banks outside this district or customers of other banks.

Cloakroom and lockers

On the exhibition grounds, there is a charge of 2 euros for the use of the checkroom service for items of clothing, and 3 euros for items of luggage.

You will find digital lockers in the entrance area (main entrance) on the left side.

12 of 24 LiveLockers are equipped with the possibility to charge batteries of mobile devices. To do this, after opening the LiveLocker, you will find

  • a 220V/16A socket to connect your own power supply units, e.g. for charging laptops or bicycle batteries, and
  • a USB type A and a USB type C socket with a combined output of 18W.

You can reserve these in advance for your stay at

There is a charge of 5 euros per day for their use.

Charging station for electric vehicles

Visitors to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre can use the charging stations for electric vehicles in car park P1 for free. A type 2 plug is required. Please note: Vehicular entrance to P1 is subject to a fee. Reservations are not possible.

Mobile charging station

The Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has a mobile charging station which is available for free use in the Business Center for our customers.

The charging station is lockable, suitable for all common smartphones and offers for up to six devices a charging option. Each loading chamber is equipped as follows:

  • 1 x Micro USB B and USB C charging cable
  • 1 x certified iPhone charging cable
  • 1 x lock with key

art Shop

Take home your souvenir of art KARLSRUHE!

From a practical notepad to the popular Lorry Bag and from a stylish t-shirt to an environmentally responsible glass bottle: the art SHOP is open during the art fair, offering numerous articles to remind you of your visit to art KARLSRUHE or to give to friends of the fair as delightful gifts.

Have we piqued your curiosity!

You can find all lost and found items at the lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten or the city of Karlsruhe.

Lost and dropped off items are collected by our control room.

Phone: +49 721 3720 5222

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact the Lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten, Phone: + 49 7242 9514 350.

or to the

Lost and Found Office of the City of Karlsruhe, Phone: + 49 721 133 3310.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre does not permit any animals on its campus. Exceptions are guide dogs for people with disabilities, guide dogs and service dogs with the corresponding certificates.

Offer for children

Offer for children
workshops for children

The littlest ones can be creative here!

In the context of art KARLSRUHE and supported by Sparkasse Karlsruhe, the Kinder-Mal-Werkstatt Kind und Kunst e.V. [“Children & Art” painting workshop] offers an extensive selection of creative activities for kids aged five or older. The children become more familiar with art via diverse materials and techniques. Naturally, the little ones are also welcome to take home their newly created artworks afterwards.

opening hours

Wednesday 3.5., from 2 p.m.

Thursday, 4.5. and Friday, 5.5., from 3 p.m.

Saturday, 6.5. and Sunday 7.5. from 11 a.m.

With friendly support of

Portrait François de La Rochefoucauld

„To eat is a need; to dine is an art.“

François de La Rochefoucauld

Culinary offer - "Bon Appétit"

Each year, the different trade fair centre’s bars and restaurants invite art KARLSRUHE’s visitors and exhibitors to partake in some relaxed indulgence. With a wide variety of dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.

Coffee shop within the halls
"Enjoy artfully" "Enjoy artfully" at art KARLSRUHE

Book your table!

There’s something to suit every taste. We’ll be glad to accept your reservation via e-mail ( ) or directly on location.

Our catering partners

Do you have any questions about your visit?

We are happy to help: 0721 3720 5115 or by email: