Trade fairs in the Rhine-Ruhr area

Attractions and fields of action for:


Exhibition staff

Exhibition stand constructors

Visitors of exhibitions

Shop fitter


The trade fair landscape of the Rhine-Ruhr region is unique. It stretches from the Rhine in Cologne via Düsseldorf to the centre of the Ruhr area in Essen and Duisburg to Dortmund. Five locations within a radius of only 120 km. This proximity to each other offers an extraordinary spectrum of events that attracts countless people from far and near every year. The variety of topics at the trade fair events and the high quality standards make the Rhine-Ruhr trade fair area so extraordinarily interesting for exhibitors, shopfitters and business people from Germany and abroad, as well as for tourists and private individuals who live near the trade fair.

Year after year, this high frequency of thematically diverse trade fairs attracts thousands of people to the trade fair cities who would like to stay overnight for a short or longer period. Of course, this demands a large number of accommodations of all kinds. Fortunately we, the apartment switching “room in the district” are already for over two decades in punkto renting of vacation homes, apartments and rooms in the best way positioned. We have the suitable object for each case of need. We extend our availability every day!

Our focus here is still on handling your booking professionally and personally from the time of your inquiry to the checkout of your staff. This means that at “Zimmer im Revier” you have a contact person who will advise you individually on all booking relevant questions.

SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN”, which has been held every four years since 1952 in the exhibition halls of the Ruhr area city of Essen, is aimed at completely different specialist personnel. During the fair, around 50,000 visitors flock to Essen to find out about current developments and processes in the fields of joints, cutting and coating. The “SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN” trade fair in Essen is the most important event in the welding industry.

Every two years, everything in Essen revolves around horses, because then Messe Essen becomes the venue for “EQUITANA”, the world’s most important equestrian sports fair. Around 750 exhibitors from more than 30 countries will be presenting themselves and their unique product diversity there.

The trade fair “MEDICA” in Düsseldorf is the world forum for medicine with international trade fairs and congresses. More than 5,000 national and international exhibitors present their latest equipment, products and trends from the healthcare sector at the “MEDICA” trade fair in Düsseldorf. The annual trade fair is aimed at trade visitors from the health, laboratory supplies, medicine and care sectors and takes place at the same time as “COMPAMED”, the international trade fair for medical supplier industries and product development. So it’s an all-round offer for medical trade visitors!

The “K-Messe” in Düsseldorf is only held every three years, but it is also a real heavyweight in the relevant sector. The abbreviation stands for the Düsseldorf plastics trade fair. The international trade fair for plastics, rubber, plastics processing and plastics production is regarded as the leading trade fair for all plastics processing sectors and provides information on the topics of machinery and equipment, raw materials and auxiliary materials as well as semi-finished products, technical parts and plastics products.

The wide range of topics at the various locations includes some of the largest trade fairs in Germany and even in Europe. The “photokina” in Cologne is the world’s leading trade fair for photo and video technology with more than 900 national and international exhibitors every year. Every year, the latest trends in the field of image acquisition, image processing and image output are presented. In addition, hundreds of thousands of visitors make the annual pilgrimage to “gamescom” in Cologne to be brought up to date with the latest developments in the computer and video game industry at the world’s largest event for interactive entertainment. Many of the visitors travel from far away and need a trade fair room in Cologne during the fair. In addition, there are more than 1,000 exhibitors from over 50 countries who present themselves annually in Cologne and not only to the interested general public, because the trade fair has become the linchpin of trade visitors over the years. The “gamescom” in Cologne is rightly regarded as a global business and communication platform for the computer and video game scene.

We are proud to be able to offer you a wide range of accommodation options. Our bright and friendly designed holiday apartments are especially interesting for fair people who have to stay longer at the respective fair location. The accommodation facilities meet high quality standards in every city, as the satisfaction of our customers is important to us. Whether you want to warm up a meal quickly after a long day at the fair, cook it yourself or just relax on the sofa with a book or TV – everything is possible in any of our holiday apartments. Our exhibition rooms are functional and cosy that you will definitely feel at home there – and at a much lower price than a hotel room.

If you are a stand builder or shop fitter, we know from experience that you will be staying at the fair location for a longer period of time. That’s why comfort at home is an important aspect, especially for you. We are pleased to be able to offer you suitable apartments and accommodation in the trade fair environment and, above all, in the immediate vicinity of the trade fair, which will make a longer stay a pleasant experience.

Of course, fair staff, hostesses and fair visitors also need adequate accommodation. Trade fair preparations and the trade fair days themselves are very strenuous, which is why, in addition to the comfort of the accommodation, the distance to the trade fair halls is particularly important.

So what is the advantage of an exhibition room offered by private landlords compared to a hotel room? On one hand, you will be accommodated individually with us. Everyday trade fair life is challenging and we and our landlords know what you value after a long day at one of the many trade fairs: your own kitchen, for example, where you can prepare your own meal at any time. So you are independent of the times of the restaurants and hotels. In your own small holiday apartment, you can really relax after work – put your feet up and let the evening fade away and don’t have to squeeze your way through a busy hotel lobby or pick up your keys at the check-in counter.

Since we are broadly positioned in the Rhine-Ruhr region, we can offer you rooms and holiday apartments close to the trade fair. The infrastructure around our accommodations often offers you restaurants, snack bars, supermarkets, petrol stations and much more within walking distance. Especially after a long day at the fair, when air conditioning is blowing around you and you are standing at the stand for hours on end, a short walk is a welcoming way to recharge your batteries with fresh air – of course also in combination with public transport – and to start relaxing on the way to your accommodation.

Trade fair workers who are busy setting up and dismantling trade fair stands and equipment before and after the trade fair, for example, cannot usually afford expensive hotel rooms. Especially when there are large groups of fitters from abroad for whom it is not worth travelling only to set up and dismantle the exhibition stands and to drive home for the few days in between. We are specialised in answering complex enquiries competently and personally and are able to accommodate these large groups in our accommodation.

Fair and shop fitters as well as craftsmen need a cheaper accommodation also beyond the duration of the fair, which we can offer often also at short notice. Experience has shown that business people and trade fair visitors also decide to visit a trade fair at short notice. Hotels are then usually fully booked and expensive. You can also contact us at the very last second and we will be happy to receive your enquiry at short notice. It is not unusual for us to conjure up an overnight alternative at the very last second. Try your luck.