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Maimarkt Mannheim

Maimarkt Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany
Art and Antiques
MAG Mannheimer Ausstellungs-GmbH
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Maimarkt Mannheim and Covid-19

Maimarkt Mannheim's 2023 edition will be hosted at the Maimarktgelände between the dates 29.04.2023 and 09.05.2023. The event will be held as a face-to-face exhibition. The venue will not have rigorous Covid-19 safety precautions because of the lifting of the related domestic regulations in April 2022. Attendees will be highly encouraged to follow recommendations like wearing surgical masks indoors. Attendees will not be required to submit 3G entry papers upon arrival in Germany due to current travel restrictions. However, if they arrive from a country that is an area of concern, they will have to undergo quarantine for 14 days. There are currently no nations designated as an area of concern.


In Germany, there are few regional trade fairs with a pedigree as prestigious and long-lasting as the Maimarkt Mannheim (or the May Market Mannheim in German) held in Mannheim, Germany. This event was first held in 1613 by the decree of Count Palatine Johann II of Zweibrücken and the trade fair has consistently been held at the same time for centuries with very few notable cancellations due to wars.

Maimarkt Mannheim is spread over a territory of exhibition halls, demonstration booths and outdoor areas, which allow for a natural flow of traffic. Everything can be purchased here as the product portfolio extends to office communication, motor vehicles, prefabricated houses, cosmetics, craft services, decorative items, bicycles, building materials, appliances and tools, beds, insurance, musical instruments, and paint. That’s only scratching the surface. Visitors have other incentives to visit since there’s a rich supporting program with family activities and attractions.


Maimarkt Mannheim has been an ongoing tradition for 400 years and has always taken place every year at end of April and during the start of May. The trade fair has one of the longest durations in the country at 11 whole days. All this is organised by MAG - Mannheimer Exhibition Company mbH and is held at the Maimarktgelände Mannheim, which is a special space reserved for the fair.

The event is open to the general public and professional visitors, and the working hours are from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm. The central location of Maimarkt Mannheim means you have excellent public transport service to the location. Line 6 / 6A of the city rail and bus lines 50 and 45 make a stop at the fairgrounds. The bus lines are also great connectors to other transportation services like the OEG and Deutsche Bahn.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • Maimarkt Mannheim is an essential platform for local manufacturers and producers to get a solid boost in immediate sales and generate orders. Given its long duration, exhibitors are in a better position to reach an even wider audience and they quickly make up for their expenses to have their booth there;
  • Maimarkt Mannheim is incredibly busy and this has to do with the nature of the fair – it’s all rooted in creating a memorable experience for the regional community. This means the open area transforms into an informational platform, where visitors can learn about every single area of life from sports and music to politics;
  • Maimarkt Mannheim also functions as a centre for professional equestrian sports. There are spectacular riding shows, jumping competitions, dressage demonstrations and a high number of para-equestrians. The Maimarkt tournament is one of the most respected in the country and historically significant;

Audience & Statistics

Maimarkt Mannheim has only gotten so big and its audience and offerings so varied thanks to the official sponsorship of the Ministry of Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg and City of Mannheim. This is what has considerably contributed to the impressive turnout to the fair. Over the course of 11 days, the exhibition grounds see over 340,000 visitors, who comes to see the wealth of 20,000 products exhibited at 1,400 exhibitors. All this takes place at the open-air area and 47 exhibition halls.

Now the question is who the audience for Maimarkt Mannheim is. In terms of exhibitors, the majority with few exceptions are based in Germany and usually local to the city. Visitors are many. It’s usually families with children, who want an active time, alongside fitness fans, travel enthusiasts, hobby gardeners, builders, active readers and more.


It’s not an understatement to say that Mannheim fills to the brim during the market and booking a hotel room is an essential task in preparing to exhibit. Trade Fair Trips ltd steps in to handle your online hotel booking for Maimarkt Mannheim early so you have a wide choice in hotel rooms and better prices. We work to reduce overall travel costs and seek out hotels close to Maimarktgelände Mannheim. This way you cut down on your commuting time especially when you’re connected to public transport.

Land the most affordable hotel rates during Maimarkt Mannheim and have your reservation confirmed as soon as tomorrow. Trade Fair Trips ltd is useful beyond accommodation for trade fair. We can also reserve meeting rooms for you in advance and build your fair stand for you!

Previous Editions

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of Maimarkt Mannheim 2022 featured many participants. It also premiered two new special shows. The edition attracted over 210,000 visitors and over 900 exhibitors. It was held in Mannheim's Maimarkt Area (Maimarktgelände) as a live event between April 30th and May 10th, 2022. Due to Germany lifting its national Covid-19 regulations during the previous weeks, the venue did not have rigorous safety procedures in place. During the event, two special presentations debuted: “Our Dog” and “The Lion's Den.” Maimarkt Mannheim  2022 focused on two trends: energy and electromobility.


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How to get to Maimarkt Mannheim
On foot
On foot:

15 mins when travelling from Mannheim Airport

60 mins when travelling from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

5 mins when travelling from Mannheim Airport

10 mins when travelling from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

10 mins when travelling from Mannheim Airport

35 mins when travelling from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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