Your way to REHAB

The following information will make your trip to REHAB quick and easy, wether you're travelling by car, public transport, rail or air.

Barrier-free travel



Wheelchairs reservations

Wheelchairs for your trade fair visit can be reserved early at besucherservice@messe-karlsruhe.de

Carparks

P1 carpark is exclusively available as a parking area for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs. Furthermore, parking spaces for people with disabilities are available on P2 in the first two parking rows.

Trade-fair shuttle bus service

A complementary barrier-free shuttle bus service and other barrier-free shuttles operates between the central railway station and the trade fair for the duration of the event.

It will be published shortly before REHAB.

Description of how to get from the station to the trade fair shuttles:

Leave the station building via the main entrance (in the direction of zoological garden), cross the tram tracks and you will find several shuttles on the right-hand side at the station forecourt, which will take you to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre free of charge.
You can book a transfer support from the train to the trade fair shuttles by calling 0049 30 652 12 888.

Public transport

Information on the KVV’s itinerary planning is available here . Choose Trip Options to make your trip barrier-free, or please call 0049 721 6107 5886 (Monday - Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Deutsche Bahn

Please use the following contact data to arrange for assistance with boarding, changing or alighting from trains when travelling with Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn will also assist you in finding suitable connections, purchasing tickets and reserving seats, and send you your travel documents by post or prepare them for collection at a ticket machine.

Phone: 0049 30 65212888
E-Mail: msz@deutschebahn.com

(20 cents per call from a German landline, max. 60 cents per call from a German mobile network; costs for calls from abroad depending on provider)

Monday to Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Our free shuttle service will take you from Karlsruhe Central Station directly to the main entrance of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre and back again.

The departure times of the shuttle service will be published here shortly before the event.

From the A5/A8 motorway (Autobahn):

Coming along the A8 from Stuttgart, drive south onto the A5, following signs for Basel. Leave the A5 at junction 48 for Karlsruhe-Süd and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten.

From the A65 motorway (Autobahn):

The A65 merges with the B10. Leave the B10 at junction 8 and follow signs to "Messe“. The road name for satellite navigation systems is Leichtsandstraße (on some systems Leichtsandstrasse) in the Karlsruhe district of Rheinstetten

Carparks

For the duration of the event, P1 carpark is exclusively available as a parking area for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs. Furthermore, parking spaces for people with disabilities are available on P2 in the first two parking rows.

Designated parking spaces are available for vehicles over 1.90 m in height.

The parking fee for all visitors is 5 euros/day.

Tickets for the FareZone 100 apply for travel to the Messe/Leichtsandstraße tram and bus stop when a trade fair is on.

By tram

Messe/Leichtsandstraße or Messe Nord tram stops

From the city centre:

  • Underground Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

From Karlsruhe central station:

  • From the main train station, you can take various trains to the city center to change at the Europaplatz subway station:
    • Line S1/S11 in the direction of Neureut or Hochstetten
    • Line 2 direction Knielingen Nord
    • Line 3 direction Daxlanden or Rappenwörth

  • At Europaplatz, change to Underground Line S2, direction Rheinstetten (stop Messe/Leichtsandstraße).

For further information on the departure times of the trade fair shuttle, see „free shuttle service“.

Free shuttle service

Furthermore, barrier-free shuttles run from the station forecourt to the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

Description of how to get from the station to the trade fair shuttles:

Leave the station building via the main entrance (in the direction of zoological garden), cross the tram tracks and you will find several shuttles (Messe-Express, Rollicar, Zwingenberger) on the right-hand side at the station forecourt, which will take you to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre free of charge.

You can book a transfer support from the train to the trade fair shuttles by calling 0049 180 6 512 512.

From Durlacher Tor:

  • Line S2 (destination Rheinstetten).

More information including fares and departure times can be found on the KVV website.

By bus

Messe Nord or Messe/Leichtsandstraße bus stop

From Ettlingen:

  • Bus Line 106 (destination Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.)

All of the timetables of the KVV bus network are available here.

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains, and is located directly on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel intercity line. The east-west line Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich begins here too. And the high-speed TGV train takes you from Paris to Karlsruhe in just three hours.

The best way to get there.

Pay as little as EUR 49.50 (one-way) with the Event Ticket.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH has partnered up with Deutsche Bahn to create an exclusive deal that allows you to travel conveniently to and from your Fairs and Congresses.

Take advantage and make the journey time yours. Use your outward and return journeys to work, read or relax. Whatever you decide to do, your long-distance travel with the Event Ticket will be powered by 100% renewable energy.

That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.

  • Event Ticket for a single journey, for use only on one specific connection (subject to availability):
    • 2nd Class EUR 49.50
    • 1st Class EUR 80.90

  • Event Ticket for single journey, for use on all connections (always available):
    • 2nd Class EUR 67.50
    • 1st Class EUR 98.90

This offer is valid until 2022-Dez-11.

You can make the most of your travel time by using your journeys to and from your destination for work, relaxation or enjoying our on-board services. You can also rest assured that your long-distance travel is completely powered by electricity generated by renewable resources.

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey!

The event ticket provided by Deutscher Bahn does not include the ticket for access to the trade fair or congress event of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH.

Map with neighboring airports Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to the fair Karlsruhe.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has excellent connections to at least 4 airports:

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (approx. 30 minutes by road) and other major international airports such as Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Strasbourg (50–60 minutes by road).

Are you travelling with a camper van or trailer and would like to stay overnight directly at the fair? We offer you the opportunity to do so on our parking lot P3. Electricity can only be guaranteed if you order in time.

Please use the following formula to book your parking space up to 14 days before the fair begins. Electricity can only be guaranteed if you order in time:

Visa service for participants of REHAB

Residents of EU countries do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Residents of all other nationalities are required to have a visa to enter Germany. The European Community has abolished visa requirements for visits of up to 90 days for some of these countries.

You can find an up-to-date list of all countries that require a visa and those that do not on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

To ensure that you receive your visa in due time before the trade fair/exhibition starts, we recommend you apply for your visa as early as possible. Applications can be made up to three months before you enter the country.

General information about visa regulations is available on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. The specific visa regulations for entry to Germany and details of the documents you need to provide when applying for a visa can be found on the websites of the German missions abroad.

Visa applications must generally be submitted in person to the German embassy or consulate responsible for your place of residence, together with all necessary documents.

When applying for a visa, exhibitors are requested to submit an exhibitor admission document from the trade fair company; in this case, the visa can be issued free of charge.

As a rule, you will need the following documents for your visa application:

  • Confirmed travel booking (flight, bus, train and hotel bookings)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • For exhibitors: additionally exhibitor pass, stand invoice
  • For visitors: additionally entrance ticket

In a directive transmitted per e-mail in July 2013, the Federal Foreign Office informed the visa offices of German embassies and consulates worldwide that, as a matter of principle, an official invitation letter from the trade fair organizer is no longer required when applying for visas for trade fair visits in Germany. Please refer to this information when applying for your visa.

In case the visa section responsible for issuing your visa should nonetheless request that an official invitation letter be presented, please send us your personal data in good time by e-mail using the .

You can request letters of invitation at the earliest three months before the event begins.

Please also note the following instructions when applying for a letter of invitation:

  • Your personal data is taken directly from the online form. No changes or corrections can be made by us.
  • If your invitation letter contains incorrect data, you will have to fill in the online form again.
  • The invitation letter will be sent to you by e-mail as a pdf document. Sending by fax is not possible.
  • The processing time is up to 10 days and cannot be accelerated.
  • Please check your spam folder before contacting us about undelivered invitations.

We ask for your understanding that we do not process individual requests for invitations.