Nuremberg Exhibition Center

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legal form GmbH
founding 1974
Seat Nuremberg
management Roland Fleck
Peter Ottmann
GF since August 2011
Number of employees 1100 worldwide
sales EUR 315.1 million in the
2018 financial year
Branch Exhibition company

View of the facade with the logo

The Fair Nuremberg (according to its own spelling NürnbergMesse ) is an exhibition center in Nuremberg district Langwasser currently has 16 halls and 180,000 square meters of gross exhibition space and 50,000 m² outdoor area. The associated NürnbergConvention Center , NCC , has 50 congress halls and rooms with a total capacity for over 12,800 participants.

The fair is operated by the NürnbergMesse Group , which has further subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The range of events includes a total of around 120 national and international trade fairs and congresses as well as around 40 sponsored company pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year around 35,000 exhibitors and up to 1.5 million visitors take part in the company's own, partner and guest events. The share of international exhibitors at their own events is 44 percent, the internationality of trade visitors is 26 percent. The company has around 50 agencies worldwide that are active in over 100 countries.


Exhibition area at night (2004)

In 1974, the Nuremberg Exhibition Center began at the new location in Langwasser with around 60,000 m² of hall space, after there were no more options for expansion at the previous location at Berliner Platz in the north of Nuremberg near the city ​​park . By 2014 the exhibition center had been expanded to around 170,000 m² of exhibition space. The site extends over 15 exhibition halls, including a multi-purpose hall, which are grouped around the central exhibition park. It can be subdivided into individual segments and consists mainly of ground-level exhibition areas. The logistical separation of the two areas of visitors and exhibitors was taken into account in the planning.

On April 16, 2005, after a three-year construction period and with an investment volume of 60 million euros, a new congress center with the name CongressCenter Nürnberg Ost (CCN Ost) was inaugurated. In the six-storey building, all of the congress rooms have daylight and are accessible via an auditorium. It was designed by the Nuremberg architects S + P Heinz Seipel Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. When the NürnbergConvention umbrella brand was founded by NürnbergMesse and the Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Center (CTZ), the convention center was renamed the NürnbergConvention Center (NCC).

The new Hall 3A was opened for the 2014 Spielwarenmesse . In 2018 , the new Hall 3C was also completed, also based on a design by Zaha Hadid Architects, which increases the exhibition grounds to 180,000 m².


The trade fair company is a member of the Association of Large-Scale German Trade Fairs . V. and ranked 5th in Germany in terms of sales behind Messe Frankfurt , Messe München , Messe Berlin and KölnMesse .

The shareholders are the city of Nuremberg (49.969%) and the Free State of Bavaria (49.969%), the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (0.031%) and the Chamber of Crafts for Middle Franconia (0.031%).

NürnbergMesse has five wholly-owned subsidiaries (NürnbergMesse Brasil, NürnbergMesse China, NürnbergMesse India, NürnbergMesse Italia and NürnbergMesse North America) as well as one branch, NürnbergMesse Austria.

Your focus is on the organization of highly specialized trade fairs in niche topics.

NürnbergMesse also holds 50 percent of the stand construction company Holtmann Messe + Event, based in Langenhagen, and 50 percent of Lehrieder CATERING-PARTY-SERVICE GmbH & Co. KG.

Visitors and exhibitors

Central entrance at the Messe underground station
Central entrance area

Every year around 35,000 exhibitors (internationality: 44%) and up to 1.5 million trade visitors (internationality: 26%) take part in the events of the fair at the Nuremberg exhibition center in their own, partner and guest events.


The portfolio comprises around 120 national and international trade fairs and congresses in Nuremberg and around the world, including:


Hall 3A

From the 2000s, NürnbergMesse has continuously expanded its congress area. Construction and expansion projects included the establishment of the NCC Ost congress center (investment volume of around 60 million euros, opening in April 2005) and the construction of the new daylight hall 4A with a total of 7,000 m² (investment volume of 16 million euros, commissioning in February 2007) .

NürnbergMesse celebrated the opening of the latest NCC Mitte / West building project in September 2010. The forecourt is now spanned by a 12,500 m² air-cushion louvre roof. The newly designed Brussels Congress Hall rests on five pillars, doubling the space in the entrance area to 6,000 m². The total costs for these construction measures amounted to around 40 million euros. Furthermore, the new Hall 3A was completed for the toy fair in February 2014. The London architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects planned the over 9,000 m² hall, the construction costs and infrastructure of which amount to an investment of 37 million euros. After around 18 months of construction, the new Hall 3C was also completed in autumn 2018. The almost 10,000 m² Hall 3C, including infrastructure measures and taxes, represents NürnbergMesse's largest single investment to date with around 70 million euros.

The new hall was awarded the “Superlative of Sustainability”, the DGNB “Platinum” certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) . The exemplary fire protection of the new hall was also awarded the “Sprinkler Protected” quality seal from the Bundesverband Technischer Brandschutz e. V. (bvfa) .


Logo NürnbergConvention
The NürnbergConvention Center

The umbrella brand is based on a cooperation between NürnbergMesse and the Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Center (CTZ). When it was founded, the congress center also received a new name and has since operated under the umbrella of NürnbergConvention as the NürnbergConvention Center. Organizer inquiries are managed centrally by the NürnbergConvention Bureau, which is operated jointly by NürnbergMesse and CTZ.

Web links

Commons : Messe Nürnberg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. NürnbergMesse: Press kit. In: Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  3. NürnbergMesse: Exhibition grounds and exhibition center | NürnbergMesse - NürnbergMesse. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  4. ^ Society of Architects mbH. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  5. NürnbergConvention: NürnbergConvention Center | NürnbergConvention. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  6. a b Nuremberg Exhibition Center: New Hall 3A sets standards . Nuremberg ( [accessed on 23 August 2019]).
  7. Start of construction at Nuremberg Exhibition Center - 70 million euros for a new hall . In: . ( [accessed on August 23, 2019]).
  8. Key figures of the trade fair industry 2019 (AUMA, as of January 1, 2019) (PDF) accessed on January 10, 2020.
  9. Inge Tremmel is head of NürnbergMesse Austria with immediate effect . In: Messe & Event Magazin . June 23, 2015 ( [accessed on August 23, 2019]).
  10. NürnbergMesse: At a glance: The NürnbergMesse Group - NürnbergMesse. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  11. Over 185 million euros in sales. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .
  12. NürnbergMesse: Our event portfolio: trade fairs, congresses and events. Retrieved September 12, 2019 .
  13. NürnbergMesse: Highest standards: Hall 3C has received several awards. Retrieved September 12, 2019 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 25 ′ 2 "  N , 11 ° 6 ′ 54"  E