Arrival by Public Transport
There are elevators that helps you on your way to the subway stations "Hauptbahnhof" (Central Railway Station) "Kröpcke" and "Aegidientorplatz".
The rail platform at the exhibition grounds ("Messe/Nord") is elevated, allowing you to mount and dismount unassisted.
Mobility-impaired visitors are in for a smooth ride from the Central Railway Station to the exhibition center. Just take subway no. 8 or 18, which ends up at the northern entrance gate.
The new "silver arrow" trains on lines 8 and 18 are equipped with hydropneumatic suspension, so that the height of the cars, ideal for wheelchair users, always stays the same. The trains have wide, double-leaf doors, without any middle barriers. Each car has two open areas (with fold-down seats) for wheelchairs.
A system of tactile strips in the "Hauptbahnhof" and "Kröpcke" subway stations leads visually impaired visitors to the train platforms. There are also tactile markers zoning off special waiting areas. The train destinations are announced by public address.
Services for Air Passengers with Physical Impairments
Passengers with handicaps or limited mobility can take advantage of a special all-inclusive flight package covering baggage transport, check-in formalities and wheelchair service right up to the plane. Each of these services can also be booked individually. To order this service, please contact Travel2Fairs (see right column).
Parking Facilities for the Disabled
A percentage of the paid parking spaces outside the fairgrounds are reserved for visitors with limited mobility. These parking spaces are always close to whatever gates are in operation for the respective tradeshow, and are specially signposted.