abf Hanover

31 Jan. - 04 Feb. 2024 | Fair for active leisure

The abf is an exhibition for active leisure, which takes place once a year in Hanover and has developed into North Germany's largest leisure and entertainment exhibition since its inception in 1978, at that time under the motto car, boat, leisure. Today, it is divided into three genres: Travel & Holiday, Caravan & Camping, Active & Fit and picks up all leisure-related topics in detail. In the area Caravanning & Camping, the largest caravan exhibition in northern Germany, exhibitors show new products and innovations of the coming season from the entry level model to luxury mobile homes including the necessary accessories. Sports and fitness are in the focus at the fair area Active & Fit whith the main topics cycling and water sports. Also at the abf, the subject of e-bikes is gaining more and more on importance and invites all visitors on a huge test track to try and drive them.

Futhermore a wide range of new and innovative functional clothing and equipment for indoor and outdoor activities are offered here. At the fair area Travel & Holiday tour operators and tourism organizations present attractive destinations around the world. Whether city breaks, long distance tours, adventure holidays, spa trips or cruises - each visitor will find the right destination and the perfect offer for his coming holiday. Even now the abf kidnapps all visitors on a culinary journey in the restaurants and at the booths of the fair.

The abf will take place on 5 days from Wednesday, 31. January to Sunday, 04. February 2024 in Hanover.

In 236 days
31.01.2024 - 04.02.2024*
Wednesday - Sunday, 5 days
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Local time:
15:45 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

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


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Fair organizer
Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH
Europaallee / Bürohaus 7
30521 Hanover, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)511 8930400
Fax: +49 (0)511 8930401
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Past editions:
  • 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


for trade fair date in Hanover

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

B.I.G. Bauen Immobilien Garten
abf Aktiv & Fit
abf Caravaning & Camping
Auto & Mobilität

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