The Biggest Fairgrounds in Europe

Main reason for the exuberant growth of the trade fair and exhibition industry is the size of the places that host them, namely the fairgrounds. Modern Fairgrounds, Messegelände, Parcs des expositions reach advanced levels not only in square meters, but also in the service they offer – Interconnecting, Transformable and Multifunctional Halls,  Conference Rooms with mobile and Soundproof Walls, Press Centers, Vip Spaces, Cafes, Restaurants, Car Parking and much more.  What we accept for basic necessity for this service today, hides more than 100 years behind. To give an example, which would best show the level of development, we sourced fairground site maps of the 10 biggest venues in Europe and arranged them below by size*.We also added the years of foundation of every site and of course the number of halls.

10. Crocus Expo  (Крокус Экспо ) – 215,947 m² – 19 halls – since 2004 – map

9. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – 227,380 m² – 8 halls – since 1923 – map

8. Feria Valencia – 230,837 m² – 8 halls – since 1917 – map

7. Fira Barcelona Gran Via – 240,000 m² – 8 halls – since 1932 – map

6. Paris-Nord Villepinte  – 242 582 m² 9 halls, since 1982 – map

5. Düsseldorf Messegelände – 262,704 m² – 17 halls – since 1947 – map

4. Köln Messegelände – 284,000 m² – 11 halls – since 1922 – map

3. Fiera Milano – 345,000 m² – 20 halls – since 2000 – map

2. Frankfurt Messegelände  – 355.678 m² – 11 halls – since 1909 – map

1. Hannover Messegelände   – 466,100 m²  – 26 halls  – since 1947 – map

* The numbers show a sum of the indoor exhibition space

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