Welcome to Leipzig
The Leipziger Messe trade fair grounds await you with advanced infrastructure, impressive architecture, excellent facilities and ideal transport connections. To ensure you have a smooth journey and a pleasant stay, you will find all the important information for a successful visit to OTWorld here.
|Exhibitors and stand personnel|
(access only with valid exhibitor pass)
|Construction of stands||from 10 to 12 May 2024 | from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
13 May 2024 | from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|During the trade exhibition||14 to 17 May 2024 | 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Stand dismantling times||17 May 2024 | 4 p.m. non-stop till 19 May 2024 | 10 p.m.|
20 May 2024 | 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
|During OTWorld||14 to 16 May 2024 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
17 May 2024 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arrival and Parking
You can reach the Leipzig Trade Fair quickly and directly by any means – whether by car, train, bus, bicycle or plane. And in Leipzig, all roads lead to the Fair.
Arrival by Public Transport
Leipzig offers an excellent public transport network: buses, trams, regional trains and suburban trains quickly and comfortably connect the airport, the Leipzig Exhibition Centre, the city centre, hotels and sights.
Tram line 16 takes you directly to the exhibition grounds (final stop "Messegelände"). You can also reach the Leipzig Exhibition Centre by regional train (RB) or suburban train (S-Bahn). On arrival alight at the station "Leipzig Messe".
Information on local transport connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair is available from the Deutsche Bahn timetable information service as well as from the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe .
Admission tickets as public transit tickets
Leipziger Messe is your ticket to sustainable travel! On the day you visit one of Leipziger Messe's own events, you can use our admission ticket to travel to and from the exhibition grounds for free using public transit of the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) in the following zones: 110, 151, 156, 162, 163, 168, 210 and 225.
Arrival by Long-Distance Transport
There are hourly connections from Leipzig to all major cities in Germany. Travellers can then change to S-Bahn trains bound for Messe at Leipzig Central Station and at the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland City Tunnel stations.
Information on transport connections to the Leipzig Trade Fair is available from the Deutschen Bahn timetable information service as well as from the Mitteldeutschen Verkehrsverbund and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe.
Arrival by Bicycle
There is a cycle path all the way from Leipzig city centre to the exhibition site. When you arrive, there are bicycle stands at all the visitor entrances as well as at the staff entrance to the Congress Center Leipzig.
We also have a charging station for e-bikes with lockers for the batteries and your bicycle equipment in the front of the Administration Building. Each locker contains a 230V plug to charge your battery.
Arrival by Car
The Leipzig Trade Fair can be reached directly via the A 9, A 14 and A 38 motorways. You will see signs on the motorways indicating the exit for the Leipzig Trade Fair. What's more, it only takes approximately 20 minutes along the B 2 from the Exhibition Centre to Leipzig city centre. Around 800 taxis operate to provide rapid connections between the airport, the main railway station, the city centre and the Exhibition Centre.
When looking for a parking space, feel free to use our dynamic parking guide system that will quickly lead you to open visitor parking spaces.
- A 14 – Leipzig Messegelände exit
- A 9 Schkeuditzer Kreuz – ten minutes by car
- A 38 Kreuz Parthenaue – ten minutes by car
- or B 2, Messegelände exit
Parking: Navigation data, fees and more information (in German only)
Arrival by Coach
Arrival by Plane
Leipzig/Halle Airport is located in the heart of Central Germany and is easily accessible from the Leipzig Trade Fair: It takes about 10 to 15 minutes via the motorway and eight minutes by S-Bahn S 5, running every half hour.
Other travel options are via Berlin's airport BER or the airport Dresden. There is a direct ICE train from Berlin Central Station to Leipzig that takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, and from Berlin Südkreuz in 1 hour and 5 minutes. It takes just under 2 hours by car from the BER to the Leipzig Trade Fair.
SITE PLAN: TO HELP YOU GET YOUR BEARINGS
Here you have the opportunity to directly view and download plans of our exhibition grounds for various focal points.
Find comfortable and central accommodation for your visit to the trade fair city of Leipzig. Our trade fair and event service department will be happy to assist you in booking a hotel. We have partnerships with a range of hotels that cater to various needs and requirements. So we are sure to find the right accommodation for you.
Note: The hotel category as indicated by Leipziger Messe in the hotel reservation is based on personal evaluation following an inspection of each hotel. It is not always identical with a hotel rating according to the German Hotel and Restaurant Association DEHOGA or the hotel category marketed by the hotels.
We wish you a pleasant stay in Leipzig!
Hotline enquiries & office hours
GTC Including Special Conditions for Hotel Bookings *
Extract: Special conditions of the above-mentioned hotels
Exclusively when booking via the Leipziger Messe hotel portal or the Leipziger Messe hotel service
- Bookings of up to 5 "room nights"*
Written cancellation is possible free of charge until 1 week before the start of the event.
- Bookings from 6 "room nights"*
Written cancellation is possible free of charge until 2 weeks before the start of the event. You can still cancel 50% of the booked "room nights" free of charge up to 1 week before the start of the event.
- Bookings from 31 "room nights"*
Written cancellation is possible free of charge until 4 weeks before the start of the event. You can still cancel 50% of the booked "room nights" free of charge up to 2 weeks before the start of the event. Until 1 week before arrival you can still cancel 25% of the booked "room nights"
* Roomnights = number of rooms booked x number of nights booked
You will not be charged cancellation costs by the hotel if the event to which your booking arranged by Leipziger Messe relates has been cancelled by the organiser (Leipziger Messe or guest organiser) or if accommodation becomes inaccessible due to a legal or official ban on accommodation or due to other travel restrictions.
Apply for visa
If you are planning to attend OTWorld 2024, we advise you to find out if you need a visa to enter Germany as early as possible, taking into consideration the visa process time. During the peak travel season there may be a waiting time for making an application to a German mission . Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their applications in good time. Please also make sure to hand in only complete paperwork. This is the best way to assure a speedy process.
The International Visitor Service of Leipziger Messe will be glad to provide you with information on visa matters:
NO BARRIERS: ACCESSIBILITY AT THE LEIPZIG EXHIBITION CENTRE
We want all visitors to our trade fairs to be able to get to their respective destinations quickly. That is why the Leipzig Exhibition Centre is designed to be barrier-free and offer short, easy routes. Our accessible entrance system allows plenty of freedom of movement.
All halls are accessible at ground level and there are no thresholds to hinder access. This allows visitors with limited mobility to reach all entrances with ease. In the unlikely event that you come across any obstacles, we would appreciate you drawing this to our attention!
Wheelchairs Available to Borrow
Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the West and East Entrance Halls and in the Congress Center Leipzig for your visit to the trade fair. If you need a wheelchair, please speak with the respective cloakroom staff in the entrance area. You can also reserve a wheelchair prior to the event.
Please use the order form for this. It will be available for you in the corresponding entrance area.
Accessible Parking Spaces
Arrival by Tram
Tram line 16 takes you straight to the "Messegelände" station. Almost all trams on this route use modern low-floor carriages, making boarding and alighting easier. For further information, please contact the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) on the hotline +49 341 49224-07 or +49 341 49224-08 or visit the LVB website.
Arrival by Regional and Suburban Trains (S-Bahn)
You can also reach the Leipzig Exhibition Centre from Leipzig Central Station by regional (RB) or suburban train (S-Bahn). On arrival alight at the station "Leipzig Messe". There are lifts on the platform. The Leipzig Exhibition Centre is located 750m away from the train station. For more information, please contact the Deutsche Bahn timetable information service.
Note: Please inform DB Bahn if you need a vehicle-mounted entry ramp by calling +49 1806-512512 (* 20 ct/call from a German landline, max. tariff for mobile phones 60 ct/call).