CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf 2023: the place to be for caravanning fans
The world’s leading trade fair for mobile travelling extends invitation for industry meeting
CARAVAN SALON is the highlight and community meeting point for all friends of mobile travelling. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / Constanze Tillmann
Caravanning keeps trending because travelling with recreational vehicles embodies liberty, individuality, as well as holiday dreams and stands for a flexible and attractive form of travelling in line with today’s zeitgeist. CARAVAN SALON is the highlight and community meeting point for all friends of mobile travelling and an invitation to attend this 10-day sectoral festival in Düsseldorf. From 25 August to 3 September 2023 caravanning enthusiasts from around the world can look forward to a huge range of products related to motorhomes, caravans, campervans as well as accessories along with matching tourism offers. Like last year, the world’s most extensive caravanning ranges will be presented here in 16 halls and on the outdoor premises.
“CARAVAN SALON with its unique combination of business platform and industry event occupies an outstanding position in the annual calendar addressing all caravanning enthusiasts and those aspiring to be. There is enormous interest among the exhibiting companies and bookings for the hall space at our disposal are high. In Düsseldorf the caravanning experience can be lived out to the full. CARAVAN SALON offers by far the widest range in mobile leisure – visitors do not get to see such a wide variety of brands, models and layouts at any other leisure trade fair,” delights Director Stefan Koschke. In late August, over 700 exhibitors will again be represented in Düsseldorf, providing a complete market overview with numerous world premieres. The spectrum of vehicles ranges from tent caravans to luxury mobile homes – alongside the usual base vehicles, destinations, mobile homes and camping accessories offered here. “However, CARAVAN SALON owes its USP not only to the diversity of products but also to the caravanning experience ranging from vehicles to dream destinations. In Düsseldorf visitors see the latest state of the art and developments revolving around caravanning, including all the trending themes, innovations, and visions for the years ahead. Needless to say, this is not only aimed at end consumers because CARAVAN SALON is also the global meeting point for experts and industrial associations from all over the world. Furthermore, it also boasts a wide-ranging line-up of side events, special shows and interesting themed worlds,” says Koschke. Messe Düsseldorf and Caravaning Industrie Verband (CIVD) as the conceptual sponsor look forward to the 62nd CARAVAN SALON with great anticipation.
StarterWorld in Hall 7
“More and more people from all echelons of society and all age groups are interested in this form of holiday – at our trade fair last year we again registered a very high percentage of first-time visitors at 37%. For these newcomers we have a service-oriented and customer-friendly advice centre on offer in the form of the StarterWelt/StarterWorld (Hall 7 / right at the Nord/North Entrance),” adds Stefan Koschke. In various themed worlds both beginners and seasoned caravanners can delve into the delights of mobile leisure. At the StarterWelt information centre experts provide hands-on tips and recommendations for vehicle types, itineraries or the right choice of campsite, and will also be on hand to answer specific questions and offer one-on-one help and assistance. Also on offer is an interesting stage line-up touching on a variety of caravanning themes.
After the great success of the premiere last year, the Special “Abenteuer Selbstausbau/ Self-conversion adventure” by “Explorer / Vanderlust” in cooperation with Martin Kreplin was significantly extended and enhanced to include additional content. More and more people are interested in professional advice and expert knowledge when it comes to self-fitting their own motorhomes. Several self-fitted recreational vehicles show the versatile options available. Varying daily lectures for beginners, advanced and professional fitters cover themes such as power and energy supply, workshop and materials science, heating and cooking, living and joinery, windows and hatches as well as insulation or layout planning. The Special can be found on the outdoor space in front of Halls 13 and 14, thereby establishing a direct link with the ranges of these exhibitors. “At no other caravanning event worldwide both experts and end users find bigger, more comprehensive and international product ranges for accessories, technical equipment and detachable parts. Many of the parts needed for the respective rebuilds can then also be found right there with the accessories exhibitors in the neighbouring halls. This dovetailing is unique,” stresses Stefan Koschke.
At the Caravan Center (large Car Park P1) the trade fair visit becomes a genuine experience. Between 60,000 and 70,000 overnight stays are scheduled for what is Europe’s biggest campsite during the run-time of CARAVAN SALON with 3,500 serviced and un-serviced pitches. After trade fair hours the Caravan Center is the meeting point for the community bringing together exhibitors, visitors, journalists, and all other friends of mobile leisure. A large event and catering area with an evening music line-up ensures fun, entertainment and a cosy get-together. Those wanting to explore Düsseldorf’s famous Old Town after a long day at the trade fair, can avail themselves of a special service: a free shuttle bus conveniently takes guests to the Old Town and back to the Caravan Center at night. Due to high demand the pitches are quickly snapped up and so should be reserved in good time from mid-June via the Ticketshop. The Caravan Center is open non-stop from 7.30 am to 10.00 pm.
CARAVAN SALON Club
The CARAVAN Salon Club can look back on impressive growth. To the tune of 214,000 members are united in the world’s biggest trade fair club. The Club is completely free and offers all caravanning fans helpful information as well as useful offers and price benefits. At the trade fair members will have the opportunity to meet other Club members in the Club Lounge in an exclusive setting or to simply relax for a moment in peace and quiet.
DreamTours Cinema and European Outdoor Film Tour
The popular “TraumtourenKino” will return this year with a separate location and find a new home in Hall 1 / 1st floor. The proven DreamTours trio Janette Emerich, Konstantin Abert and Uwe Hamm will charmingly whisk visitors away on a highly entertaining journey to exciting caravanning destinations thereby ensuring an inspiring time out during their trade fair visit.
Spectacular outdoor and adventure films can be viewed at the European Outdoor Film Tour. At CARAVAN SALON we will screen a “Best of” the EOFT films on the “Travel & Nature CONNECTED” stage in Hall 3 on Friday 1 September and whisk spectators away into the world of adventure. Together with the actors they will be pushed to their limits – mountaineering, climbing, mountain-biking, kayaking, paragliding, skiing, snowboarding, to name but a few activities.
E-Bike Parcours in front of Hall 15
Caravanning as a form of holiday is also particularly well suited to exploring your holiday destination by e-vehicle and bicycle and being mobile. On the outdoor premises in front of Hall 15 the E-Bike Parcours gives visitors the opportunity to try out the riding features of e-bikes, electric scooters as well as eco movers on a separate terrain.