ABF Hanover

12. - 16. February 2025 | Fair for active leisure

The ABF "Abenteuer. Bewegung. Freizeit." is an annual leisure fair held in Hannover and an integral part of the local event calendar. Since its inception in 1978, the fair, which originally started under the motto "Auto, Boat, Leisure", has evolved into the largest leisure and adventure fair in Northern Germany. It is organized by the renowned Deutsche Messe AG, known for organizing high-quality and thematically diverse fairs..

The ABF typically takes place at the end of January or beginning of February and attracts thousands of visitors each year. It is divided into various thematic worlds covering a wide range of leisure activities: Travel & Vacation, Caravanning & Camping, Vanlife, Bicycle & Mobility, as well as Outdoor & Fitness. Each area offers detailed insights into the latest trends and innovations.

In the "Caravanning & Camping" section, the largest caravan exhibition in Northern Germany, exhibitors showcase the latest models and necessary accessories, ranging from entry-level models to luxury vehicles. The growing importance of e-bikes is also emphasized, including a comprehensive test track for trials.

The "Outdoor & Fitness" section focuses on sports and fitness, with a special emphasis on cycling and water sports. Visitors can find everything they need for their sports activities, from innovative functional clothing to equipment for indoor and outdoor activities.

In the "Travel & Vacation" segment, tour operators and tourism associations offer a variety of attractive travel destinations worldwide. From city trips and long-distance travel to adventure vacations and cruises – there's something for every taste.

The fair takes place at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, known for its excellent infrastructure and accessibility. With a mix of informative booths, interactive experiences, and culinary offerings, ABF provides a unique platform for all who want to actively shape their leisure time.

The ABF will take place on 5 days from Wednesday, 12. February to Sunday, 16. February 2025 in Hanover.

In 206 days
12.02.2025 - 16.02.2025*
Wednesday - Sunday, 5 days
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Local time:
09:46 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Deutsche Messe AG
30521 Hanover, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)511 890
Fax: +49 (0)511 8932626
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Past editions:
  • 31 Jan. - 04 Feb. 2024
  • 01. - 05. February 2023
  • 29 Jan. - 02 Feb. 2020
  • 30 Jan. - 03 Feb. 2019
  • 31 Jan. - 04 Feb. 2018
  • 31 Jan. - 04 Feb. 2018
  • 01. - 05. February 2017
  • 03. - 07. February 2016
  • 11. - 15. February 2015
  • 25 Jan. - 02 Feb. 2014
    • 900 exhibitors from 15 countries
    • 135000 visitors

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: active travel, adventure travel, adventure travel, apartments, automobiles, awnings, awnings, bicycle clothing, bicycle equipment, bicycle helmets, bicycle saddles, bicycle trailers, bicycles, boat accessories, boats, camping, camping equipment, canoes, canopies, car care products, car cleaner, car roof tents, caravan accessories, caravans, city breaks, cruises, cycling maps, diving equipment, GPS devices, hiking boots, hiking clothes, hiking gear, hiking maps, holidays, hotels, inflatables, kayaks, long distance tours, meditation therapies, motorhomes, navigation systems, recreational facilities, relaxation therapies, sea charts, short breaks, sports clothing, sports equipment, sports equipment, stoves, surf equipment, tents, trailer hitches, trekking tours, walking tours, water sports equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Other co-located events

ABF Caravaning & Camping
ABF Bicycle & Mobility
ABF Outdoor & Fitness
ABF Travel & Vacation
ABF Vanlife

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Where does the ABF taking place?
The ABF fair takes place in Hanover, at the Messegelände Hannover.

When is the ABF taking place?
Visit the ABF from 12. - 16. February 2025.

How often does the ABF take place?
The ABF takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the ABF?
The ABF is an exhibition for Sports, Camping and Caravan.