Maimarktgelände

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Main entrance (2006)

The Maimarktgelände (English: May Market area) is an exhibition site located in Mannheim, Germany, which covers a surface of 210,000 m². It hosts the annual Mannheim May Market as well as open-air concerts and other events. Starting in February each year, 47 exhibition halls with a surface of 42,000 m² are developed on the apron of the site. With approximately 1,500 exhibitors and around 400,000 visitors annually, the Maimarktgelände is a major German regional exhibition.[1]

The area has good transport connections because the Mannheim motorway interchange is nearby and the A 656 and the B 38a can be reached directly. The Mannheim Arena/Maimarkt stop on the Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn is 1,000 m away. The park area enclosure has 12,000 parking bays and on Sundays and holidays parts of the neighboring Mannheim City Airport is available with around a further 8,000 parking bays.

Notable events[edit]

Open air concert: Marillion with singer Fish as a supporting act for Queen at the market place (1986)

Notable past performers have included Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Queen, The Rolling Stones, U2, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top and Genesis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veranstaltungen". maimarktgelaende-mannheim.de. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

Coordinates: 49°28′09″N 8°31′32″E / 49.46917°N 8.52556°E / 49.46917; 8.52556