The Trade fair city Nuremberg

Trade fair venue, fair trade town and leisure activities

Nuremberg enjoys a high national and international reputation as a trade fair and congress location. As an exhibition and congress venue, Nuremberg is one of the top locations in Europe. In addition to the city' s top transport connections, excellent infrastructure and wide range of event venues and hotels, Nuremberg also scores points for its high level of innovation and quality of service. 

The City of Nuremberg is also committed to a fairer world. The promotion of the use of fair trade products in administration, business and society is a particular focus. 

Find out everything you need to know about the city of Nuremberg, special events and many other highlights here.

The trade fair venue Nuremberg

The exhibition grounds offer 16 exhibition halls with a total of over 180,000 m² of exhibition space. Since 2014, Hall 3A, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, has delighted many trade fair participants. In 2018, another architectural highlight was added in the form of Hall 3C, also designed by Hadid, which is also a role model in terms of energy efficiency. So it's no wonder that some leading trade fairs, such as the Spielwarenmesse or BioFach, GalaBau, Embedded World and SPS are at home in Nuremberg.

Fairtrade Town Nuremberg

On 7 August 2010, Nuremberg was named one of the first "Fairtrade Towns". Nuremberg is now one of over 730 German cities and districts to bear the title of Fairtrade Town or District.

Nuremberg has received several awards in the Fair Trade Capital competition.

2019: 3rd place for the initiation of the Fair Toys Organisation and the many years of work of the Fair Toys Alliance as well as the very good regional networking, a broad range of topics, innovative approaches and localisation of fair trade in the town hall

2017: Special award for the procurement of fair trade uniforms for the municipal care organisation

2015: Special prize for the first eco-fair regional lottery stand 2013: 5th place with projects such as the first organic-fair regional gingerbread, the "Global Learning" school fair and the regional pilot

Alliance FairToys & Fair Toys Organisation

For over 20 years, church and municipal organisations as well as human rights groups have been working together in the Nuremberg Fair Toys Alliance to promote fair and humane working conditions in toy production. The Fair Toys Organisation was founded in summer 2020 with broad support. It aims to set new standards for socially and environmentally responsible toy production and, in the medium term, establish an independent seal that will serve as a guide for consumers when shopping.

Leisure time tips

A long past and a future-oriented mind-set create a unique city climate which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Nuremberg every year. With its picturesque half-timbered houses and carefully designed churches, the Old Town offers much to see not only for those with an interest in history.

The impressive medieval Kaiserburg with its wonderful panorama towers proudly above this amazing vista. Nuremberg’s cultural offerings are extended by numerous museums and exhibitions, such as the Germanic National Museum, or the Documentation Center on the former Reichsparteitagsgelände.

Those who are more inclined to seek relaxing pastimes will be able to indulge in what nature has to offer at Germany’s second-largest zoo, or the nearby Dutzendteich pond. Shopping enthusiasts will be in paradise on the mile-long streets around Breite Gasse.

All information and tips for for spending your free time in Nuremberg are provided on the website of the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office..