Exhibition Centre in Northern Germany

HanseMesse - Exhibition Centre in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

In April 2002 the HanseMesse was opened as an international fair and exhibition centre with a total area of about 10 hectares (25 acres). The planning and blueprints came from the renowned Hamburg architects’ office von Gerkan, Marg & Partner (gmp), who have designed other exhibition centres in such major cities as Rimini, Italy, and Nanning, China. The exhibition hall offers a variety of opportunities in Rostock for all types of events and functions.

Spaciousness, functionality and aesthetic

Exhibiton Centre

The pavilion has a width of 65m (213 ft) and a length of 165m (541 ft). It has an impressive wooden vaulted ceiling (20.5m max. height), and the exhibition hall can be divided into two or three separate areas when required. The mobile wall elements store the telescoping stands, and, without seating, the hall can hold up to 10,000 people (standing).
Five gateways enable heavily laden lorries to drive into the hall from the south side. Large lorries can also access the interior of the hall through gates on the east and west sides. The end walls are fully glazed and open up the interior. They flood the building with natural light and support its integration into the surrounding landscape.
In the case of strong sunlight, sun blinds can be used to darken the windows.



The spacious formed lobby on the northern side is very inviting. There you can find two cloakrooms, two tightly stalled catering areas for refreshments and services, rooms for the security guards, sanitary areas as well as an organizational office.

Conference Rotunda

An exceptional feature of the fair hall is the direct connection to the conference rotunda. Because oh this, there are interesting opportunities for combining conferences and exhibitions.

The air-conditioned rotunda is a transparent conference building, surrounded by a colonnades roof and as well as a roofed over distance between the rotunda and the fair pavilion.

Capacities at the HanseMesse Rostock

Hall/ Room

Size in m²

Row Seatingparlamentary Seating
Fair hall10.6006.000variable
Hall Rostock + Wismar280304152
Hall Rostock140152114
Hall Wismar140152114
Hall Greifswald + Demmin11311064
Hall Greifswald565030
Hall Demmin565030
Hall Anklam414020
Hall Stralsund414020



Exhibitions, conferences, entertainment, workshops, competitions, beauty shows and much more – our events are always a great experience. 

The HanseMesse Rostock hosts trade fairs and exhibitions with various themes. Be it trade fairs like GastRo, PflegeMesse or PerfectLook, job fairs like jobfactory and nordjob, or general public exhibitions like the HochzeitsMesse, Viva Touristika, OstseeMesse, Eigenheim, AutoTrend, Oldtimer & Teilemarkt, BOOT-ANGELN, RoBau, wohnideen&lifestyle, Seereisen-Messe and RasseHundeAusstellung – many visitors come to the exhibition centre in Rostock several times a year. 


Overview of upcoming trade fairs and exhibitions:

•OstseeMesse from 14 to 18 March 2012

•19th AutoTrend from 23 to 25 March 2012


Past Events

•AutoTrend 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2010/2011 

•BalticFuture 2008/2010/2011 

•Gastro 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010 

•HochzeitsMesse 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/12 

•IGA 2003 (international horticultural show) 

•Internationale RasseHundeAusstellung Rostock (CACIB) 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010 

•jobfactory 2007/2008/2009/2010

•nordjob Rostock 2008/2009/2010

•Oldtimer- und Teilemarkt Rostock 2010/2011 

•PflegeMesse 2011 

•Rostocker MODELLBAU-Verkaufs-Ausstellung 2008/2009

•Seereisen-Messe 2009/2010/2011


Warning regarding Expo Guide 

The Rostocker Messe- und Stadthallengesellschaft mbH dissociates itself expressly from all activities of Expo Guide S.C.&nb

Conventions & Conferences

Conventions & Conferences

The Rostocker Messe- und Stadthallengesellschaft mbH offers technical and organisational know-how and is the ideal partner for national and international conventions and conferences. HanseMesse Rostock is suitable for events of all sizes. As the official exhibition centre for the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the HanseMesse Rostock has a multifunctional exhibition hall and a conference rotunda with six conference rooms, which can also be used in combination with outdoor areas. 

A parking area with space for more than 1,300 cars, 16 coaches and 21 lorries is available for our guests. Spaciousness, clear aesthetics and highly flexible functionality open up new possibilities for event planning. With 10,600 sqm (114,000 sq ft) of space, the exhibition centre is an amazing setting for Rostock events with more than 10,000 visitors. The hall, which can be divided into three areas, is generally used as an assembly room, exhibition hall or catering area. Many of the six rooms of the rotunda are combinable. They can be used for breaks, negotiations, meetings and press conferences, or as conference offices. 

All rooms offer air conditioning and are equipped for data transmission and projection, with blinds and adjustable lighting. There is space for up to 500 people. For federal-party conventions or conferences, the Rostocker Messe-und Stadthallengesellschaft mbH provides ideal conditions with its multifunctional buildings. 

We offer you flexible settings and a committed team. Working with special wishes is part of our daily routine. We would be happy to put together a complete marketing and service package for you, help you plan a supporting programme and put you in contact with our local partners and the media. We can offer advice and support with event planning and organisation. 


Past Events

  • 2. Branchenkonferenz Logistikwirtschaft 2010
  • 31. Bundesparteitag Bündnis 90/Die Grünen 2009
  • 62. Ordentliche Bundesparteitag der FDP 2011
  • 80. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für HNO-Heilkunde 2009
  • Betriebsversammlung Deutsche Telekom 2006
  • Fachtagung ZERUM Ueckermünde 2009
  • GTM German Travel Mart 2009
  • Hauptversammlung der Landesverkehrswacht 2009
  • Jahrestreffen Bund Deutscher Braumeister 2011
  • Landesparteitag der SPD 2010
  • Pressekonferenz zum G-8 Konzert "Deine Stimme gegen Armut" 2007
  • Sechste Nationale Maritime Konferenz 2009
  • Symposium on Fusion Technology des Max-Planck-Instituts 2008
  • Verbandstagung des Verbandes der Physiotherapeuten 2009
  • Wind Energy Tag 2010
  • Wirtschaftspräsentation Region Westpommern 2010
  • Workshop Forschungshafen Rostock 2008

Concerts & Events

Concerts & Events

The HanseMesse is an all-round venue offering nearly unlimited possibilities for concerts, shows or events. 

The exhibition hall can be used for a number of different purposes. It functions as an ice-skating rink, a circus ring, a techno temple, a theatre, a racetrack and festival grounds. Extendible telescoping stands offer seating for up 1,000 people, and, with additional variable seating, thousands of spectators can be accommodated in the totally darkened hall.


Up to 10,000 fans without seating, or 6,000 fans with seating, can cheer for their stars in this hall. Smaller spaces can be created using dividers. 

There are eight cloakrooms for artists. Rooms are also available for security and first-aid personnel.

The best place for an after-show party or the VIP area is the rotunda. 

Accessible entrances enable everybody to take part in all events. The gates have a width of 4.40 m and a height of 7.40 m, making it easier to load and unload large lorries without any problems. Additionally a ground-level connection to the open-air area opens up additional possibilities. 

With additional expenses for decorations, the hall and the rotunda can be transformed into magnificent rooms. Our equipment inventory provides a number of possibilities. We can make arrangements for culinary highlights, together with our catering partner. 


Past Events

  • First Premium-Festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2002
  • Holiday on Ice (ice revue) 2002 
  • Rammstein 2004/2009


E-Mail to Mr Andreas Markgraf - Head of department HanseMesse

Andreas Markgraf
Head of department 

fon: +49 381 44 00 601
fax: +49 381 44 00 666

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