The VELOBerlin has found a new home: After seven years at Messe Berlin, the bike festival in the German capital, held on the weekend from April 14-15, 2017, is moving to the former Tempelhof Airport. The historic complex in the center of Berlin, with its covered outdoor areas and large, light atmospheric hangars, offers the perfect conditions for a fantastic bike event.
The grounds of the former Tempelhof Airport is one of the most popular and history- rich event hotspots in Germany. The imposing complex offers ideal conditions for the new VELOBerlin: large historic hangers for trade fair booths, huge covered outdoor areas for extensive test ride experiences and side events, and a central location in the heart of Berlin.
“We are pleased that, in the future, we will be able to hold the VELOBerlin on the grounds of the former Tempelhof Airport. The location is exactly what we wanted and offers an ideal setting for the German capital’s largest bike festival,” says Stefan Reisinger, Eurobike head, member of the management at Messe Friedrichshafen and organizer of the VELOBerlin. Ulrike Saade, managing director of Velokonzept and promoter of the VELOBerlin since 2011, adds: “The years at Messe Berlin were great. But this is exactly the right time for a change. We are extremely pleased that we can offer exhibitors and visitors a fantastic bike festival on the grounds of the former airport.”
But the new venue is not the only change that exhibitors and visitors can look forward to. “We have analyzed our events and are taking the developments in the bike market and the many aspects related to bicycles into account. In the new “Urban & Lifestyle, Sport & Adventure, Bike & Travel as well as Testival & Side Events” areas, we will set even more dynamic accents, especially in the Sport and Lifestyle fields. A comprehensive range, combined with an extensive program including a variety of test routes and side events will again make the VELOBerlin the bike event of the spring in 2018,” says Robert Burkhardt, department head at Velokonzept.
With more than 300 brands and exhibitors, the VELOBerlin is the capital’s largest bike festival. The new location, including the hangars and covered outdoor areas, has a total of over 20,000 square meters of exhibition and event space. The VELOBerlin 2018 is easy to reach using all modes of transportation. The Paradestrasse subway station is adjacent to the site and sufficient parking is also available. Visitors who ride their bike to the event can either safely park it in front of the exhibition halls or take it in the event with them.
About the VELOBerlin
The VELOBerlin is the bike festival in Germany’s capital city. Its events focus on innovations and trends in the bicycle industry. The long collaboration with the Berlin Department for Urban Development, institutions and actors in politics, public administration and lobby organizations, as well as the EUROBIKE leading global trade show, the entire bicycle industry and local and national media have also made the VELOBerlin a must for industry visitors.