The Fair Essen

With 110,000 square meters of total exhibition space and 20,000 square meters of outdoor exhibition space, Essen is the ninth largest exhibition site in Germany.

The Congress Center Essen (CCE) is directly connected to the trade fair. Its 28 rooms can accommodate around one thousand visitors for symposia, conferences and a wide variety of corporate events. The Grugahalle, which is also used for concerts and show events, is also part of the fairgrounds and rounds off the remarkable variety of events at the Essen location.

The Essen fairgrounds are home to around 55 trade fairs and exhibitions, ten of which are leading fairs such as the Essen Motor Show, Techno Classica Essen, Equitana
and the IPM (International Plant Fair) very popular. The attractive mix of international, national and regional trade and consumer fairs attracts around 1.5 million visitors every year.

Our Hotel An der Gruga is located in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance to the fair, so that you can leave your car at our place and visit the fair without the stress of travel and parking.

Hotel near the fair Essen

Very central and yet quietly located – this is the Hotel an der Gruga, which is located in the middle of the lively trendy quarter Essen-Rüttenscheid. Only a few minutes’ walk away from Messe Essen, the Grugahalle and the beautiful Grugapark. And the legendary “Rü” with its wonderful cafés, restaurants and small stores is only a few steps away.

All in all: a pleasant address for a business or city trip to Essen.

Rooms for the fair

Enjoy your stay in our 39 modern and tastefully furnished rooms. We offer you four categories: Comfort Room, Business Room, Business Plus Room and Business Premium Room. So you are perfectly equipped and ready for a restful sleep after a long day at the fair.

You will certainly spend a pleasant night here in the Hotel An der Gruga at the fair in Essen