Five exhibition halls, 111,900 square metres of covered exhibition space, 70,000 square metres of outdoor areas and the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) provide the basis for tailor-made modern trade fairs, high-profile congresses and informative events. At the Leipzig Exhibition Centre, you can expect a trade fair venue with advanced infrastructure, impressive architecture, excellent facilities, a wide range of services and ideal transport connections.

Locations at Leipziger Messe

Perfect functionality meets high flexibility. Five exhibition halls, the Glass Hall, two large outdoor areas and the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) provide the ideal conditions for events of all types and sizes. Venues can be freely combined depending on your requirements.

Each venue's modern architecture and interior fittings comply with the highest technical standards and are complemented by comprehensive on-site services. This quality of service and our flexibility are why guest organisers value the ambience at Leipziger Messe. The site also has parking for 12,500 visitors, 2,000 exhibitors, 200 trucks and a helicopter landing pad.

Overview of Locations at Leipziger Messe

Innenansicht einer leeren Messehalle
Halls 2 to 5
Glass Hall
Eingangshalle Ost
East Entrance
Messehaus M1 und M2 in Kombination
Congress Center Leipzig CCL
Congress Center Leipzig
Outdoor Areas

Facilities at the venues

At the Leipziger Messe, we can provide a flexible grandstand seating system to accommodate your individual event design, a reliable IT infrastructure and a range of supporting services.

Grandstand seating system

Flexible grandstand seating system at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre
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Highly Flexible Room Design

The Leipziger Messe has a highly flexible mobile grandstand seating system. This allows us to accommodate almost all event formats. Twelve seating blocks with 360 seats per block in HALLE:EINS and the mobile seating elements in Halls 2 to 5 and the Glass Hall with 200 seats each can be freely combined. All blocks have full cladding and blend harmoniously into the hall's appearance.

The grandstand seats are fully upholstered and very comfortable. Seating can be additionally supplemented in any number of ways with row seating or standing room. They can be quickly assembled and disassembled with the help of efficient mobile modules and largely automated systems.

Technical details

  • Steel frame construction
  • Telescopeable and mobile
  • 12 blocks, each can be moved individually

Endless possibilities:

  • Entry Row 1–3
  • Entry Row 1–10
  • Rows 1–10 and 11–20 can be used separately
  • Adjustable side and front rails

Maximum comfort:

  • Upholstered seats and backrests
  • Adjustable LED lighting on the steps and edges
  • Integrated staircases
  • Numbered by BLOCK/ROW/SEAT
  • Emergency lighting with pictograms
  • Thick cladding on the back
  • Side cladding

The block elements of rows 1 to 10 can be separated and each moved to other halls by means of a special mobility system.

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Advertising space

Exclusive Advertising Space at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre

The exclusive advertising spaces throughout the indoor and outdoor areas around the grounds of the Leipziger Messe are guaranteed to attract focused attention. From flagpoles and a banner at the entrance area to a poster on our eight-metre-high advertising tower and entrance signs or customer stoppers at the revolving doors, our subsidiary FAIRNET has a wide range of presentation options for you at the Exhibition Centre.

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Peter Schippel
Project Manager

Outdoor areas

Congress Center Leipzig
"Messesee" – the Lake at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre

From Green Oasis to Outdoor Exhibition

The grounds surrounding the Leipziger Messe buildings are dominated by a lot of greenery. With some 5,600 trees, 23,000 shrubs, large lawns and water areas, the trade fair and park landscape blend into a single entity. For example, the Pocket Park located between the Glass Hall and the East Entrance Hall is a quiet spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the trade fair. The jewel in the Pocket Park's crown is the glass pavilion "Messe Leipzig Structure" by Dan Graham – a masterpiece of modern art from the "Art at the Leipzig Trade Fair" project.

Between the parking areas in the adjoining Messepark to the east is a "geopark" with boulders deposited during the Ice Age – the largest of which weigh up to 6.2 tonnes. They were uncovered during the earthworks for the construction of the Exhibition Centre. They are estimated to be between 1.7 billion and 270 million years old.

On the western side, the 8,500 m2 Exhibition Centre Lake, also known as the Mercury Fountain, extends from the forecourt where the trams turn to the West Entrance in front of the Glass Hall. This wide expanse of water is reminiscent of the water basin in front of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig. There is a small island in the middle of the lake on which a tree floats, a fountain bubbles and the "Mosesweg" (Moses' Path) permits visitors to cross over without getting their feet wet.

"Art at Leipzig Exhibition Centre" Project

Well-known artists from all over the world have helped to shape the new Leipzig Exhibition Centre. They were invited to choose suitable places for their work on the site during the construction phase. The Art at Leipzig Exhibition Centre project was curated by Brigitte Oetker, Christiane Schneider and Mechthild von Dannenberg. The 16 artworks created are all open to the public.

Communication Infrastructure

Internet Access

The Exhibition Centre features a modern information and telecommunication infrastructure with extensive facilities. Wired internet connections with high bandwidth and availability are available at all venues. The Leipziger Messe alternatively provides comprehensive internet access through Wi-Fi.

In Good Hands with the Event Technology Department

Our event technology department will assist you with any technical or safety-related questions before, during and after the trade fair.

Service Facilities


From childcare to ATMs for those short of cash at the trade fair stand: There are numerous service facilities at the exhibition site.

  • Restaurants, bistros, marchés and snack bars
  • 4 cloakroom locations
  • Bank and ATMs
  • Lost property
  • Extensive family services with the "MesseMäuse" childcare team
  • Breastfeeding and baby changing room
  • First aid station
  • 3 deposit box locations
  • Prayer/peace room
  • Taxi rank

In addition, the Leipziger Messe service team offers comprehensive services such as hotel booking, customs, parcel and express services.

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    Here, you can find all our maps of the exhibition site and the access routes.
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