Germany hosts a wide array of trade fairs and annual events surrounding the architecture, design and building industries. Here is an overview of the most important events in the country to make sure you don‘t miss out on anything.

Throughout Germany & in autumn and winter
Where architects meet innovation – if you’re only attending one trade fair this year, make it this one. The event will cover areas like insulation, roof construction and much more. In 2021, it stops in Düsseldorf (27 – 28 October), Hamburg (17 – 18 November) and Stuttgart (1 – 2 December) and in the fall of 2022 it will be held in Munich, Wiesbaden and Berlin.

Left to right: imm cologne. Photo: © Koelnmesse, imm cologne | BAU Munich. Photo: © StudioLoske

January, Munich
A trade fair for architecture and building materials, the BAU which usually lasts for six days has established itself as one of the big exhibitions in Germany. It presents a number of international exhibitors, materials and systems to the industry.

January, Cologne
The imm cologne brings together the international interiors industry. Visitors can expect breathtaking displays, innovative and beautiful products and a platform that is perfect to establish and expand international business relationships.

Photo © Constanze Tillmann

February, Würzburg
The Wohnen Bauen Ambiente trade fair is all about the topics of lifestyle, housing and construction. Find out about the latest developments, trends, services and products from a wide range of exhibitors.

NEW HOUSING in Karlsruhe.Photo: © Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner

Early spring, Dresden
Known as Germany’s largest regional construction fair, the HAUS attracts around 550 exhibitors to present the latest home-building products in construction, restoration and energy-efficiency on over 25,000 square metres.

NEW HOUSING in Karlsruhe. Photo: © Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner

July, Karlsruhe
For a somewhat different approach to architecture and design, visit the NEW HOUSING festival. The Tiny House Festival is Germany’s first festival surrounding this new, exciting building form – perfect for interested parties, architects and design enthusiasts alike.

Autumn, Stuttgart
This international trade fair was made for the architecture and designing industry. Think furniture and interior as well as jewellery designers and much more.

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