World’s leading trade fair

Meet up with the technology leaders from the entire process sequence.

Opening times

For visitors

April 26 to 28, 2022
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 29, 2022
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Travel connections

By car

Just enter “Messe Karlsruhe, 76287 Rheinstetten, Messeallee 1” to your satnav.

  • Take exit 48 (“Karlsruhe Süd”) from motorway A 5 / A 8
  • Take exit 8 (“Karlsruhe-Mühlburg”) from motorway A 65 / B 10 and follow the signs to the B 36.

There are more than 5000 parking spaces at the exhibition centre.

Driving by Car to Karlsruhe City Centre: Note on the Clean Air Zone

On 1 January 2009, the city of Karlsruhe implemented a clean air action plan to reduce the level of particulates in the city’s air. Based on stipulations set forth in German and EU law, this plan only allows motor vehicles equipped with certified emission control devices to enter a clearly identified clean air zone within the city. All vehicles within this zone must display a sticker on their windshields indicating that they are permitted to be there. Drivers of vehicles without this sticker must pay a fine of €63.50 and will receive one point on their driving record. This regulation also affects our convention centre locations (Stadthalle, Schwarzwaldhalle, Konzerthaus, Gartenhalle und Festplatz), as well as the Europahalle. The trade fair centre is not affected by this regulation.
If you need to drive in the clean air zone, we suggest you buy a sticker at one of the following issuing offices: motor vehicle registration office, TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, repair shops which conduct emission inspections and city hall). You’ll need to show your motor vehicle registration certificate.

By rail

Karlsruhe is a hub station for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio trains, and is located directly on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basel intercity line. The east-west Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Munich line begins here too. And the high-speed TGV train brings you from Paris to Karlsruhe in just three hours.
(city shuttle: Central Station – trade fair grounds, see below)

By air

The closest German airports are located in Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart or Baden-Baden.

Airport shuttle service
  • Karlsruhe’s central train station is a 60 minute train trip on the ICE (InterCity Express) from Frankfurt International Airport.
    (city shuttle: Central Station – trade fair grounds, see below)
  • Individual transfer is available from Baden Airport:
    The price amounts to between €75 and €85 per trip booked in advance.
    Important: Please provide name, cell phone number, flight number and arrival time of the persons who need to be picked up.
    Taxi contact and reservations: +49-721-944-144

Route planning

Link to Google Maps


When booking a hotel for your visit to PaintExpo 2020, we recommend that you use the Hotel Reservation Service HRS.


Invitation letters for trade fair visas no longer required

As of 24 July 2013, the German Foreign Office has informed all visa offices of German embassies and consulates worldwide by mail decree that, as a rule, upon request of documents accompanying the application for an exhibition visa, the letter of invitation from the trade fair organiser can now be waived.

Source: AUMA Compact15 2013

Exhibitor press releases

Current press releases issued by the exhibitors concerning new products can be here.

Important phone numbers

  1. Emergency calls
    Phone 110

    Fire department
    Phone 112

    Via the switchboard at
    Phone +49 721 3720-5222
  2. First aid
    Phone +49 721 19222

    During event opening hours in the first aid room at: 
    Phone +49 721 3720-5231
  3. Pharmacies
    Martinus Apotheke
    Mo. to Fr. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Karlsruher Str. 52
    76287 Rheinstetten
    Phone +49 721 51155
    Fax +49 721 51156

    Rösselsbrünnle Apotheke
    Mo. to Fr. 08:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 0:30 p.m.
    Rösselsbrünnlestr. 1
    76287 Rheinstetten
    Phone +49 7242 70110,
    Fax +49 7242 701111
  4. Karlsruhe Exhibitions centre
    Phone +49 721 3720-5000

    Paint Expo trade fair management
    Phone +49 721 3720-5420

    Exhibitor services
    Phone +49 721 3720-5186

    Hall supervisor
    Phone +49 721 3720-5050
  5. Taxi
    Taxi Rheinstetten
    Phone +49 721 5966166

    Taxi Karlsruhe
    Phone +49 721 944144
  6. Information
    German Railway
    free timetable information
    Phone +49 180 6996633

    Phone 11833
  7. Flight information
    Frankfurt International Airport
    Phone +49 1805 3724636

    Stuttgart International Airport
    Phone +49 711 9480
    (daily from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

    Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport
    Phone +49 7229 662000
  8. Tourist office
    KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH
    Kaiserstr. 72-74
    76133 Karlsruhe
    Phone +49 721 3720 5378
    Fax +49 721 3720 995378
  9. Rental cars
    Autovermietung AVIS
    Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 6
    76137 Karlsruhe
    Phone +49 721 3728-0

    Weinweg 28
    76137 Karlsruhe
    Phone +49 721 931550

    Mira Autoservice, Autovermietung, Sixt-Agentur
    Ottostr. 6a
    76227 Karlsruhe
    Phone +49 7221 31731
    Towing and breakdown service
    Breakdown service around the clock
  10. Public transportation
    KVV Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund
    Phone +49 721 6107-5885
    Daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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