Something for the weekend: Dusseldorf prepare for Caravan Salon 2017
You can visit the Caravan Salon and even stay on site
Tuesday, 18, Jul 2017 06:30
by Bill Coleman
The Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf is the world's largest trade fair for caravans and motorhomes and is taking place this year from 26 August to 3 September. Here's a rundown of what you need to know for anyone going out to Germany to attend.
For the duration of the Caravan Salon Caravan Centre Düsseldorf becomes Europe's largest caravan site. A total of over 3,000 serviced and non-serviced pitches will be available.
The Caravan Centre is open throughout the day until the evening from 7.30am to 10pm.
Pitch Bookings only Possible Online
This year all bookings must be done online prior to arrival. This decision has been made to avoid long queues at check in.
Detlef Erkeling from the logistics department at Messe Düsseldorf, said: "Unfortunately, this year it will no longer be possible to take bookings on site. Due to the great demand we recommend pitches are booked early via the Ticketshop."
If the Caravan Centre is fully booked various alternative sites are available in the vicinity.
The pitch booking system will go live from early July from which point it will be accessible to all persons wishing to book a pitch. At the user interface, once personal data has been entered, vehicle type is then selected (car and 2 caravan, motorhome, mobile home with trailer). Once the order has been placed the booking slip needs to be printed out so that this can be validated by ticketing staff at the Caravan Centre.
Great Service all around the Caravan Centre
The Caravan Centre is the caravanning community's meeting point bringing together exhibitors, visitors, journalists and all other fans of mobile vacationing. There's a large marquee offering a musical line-up in the evenings, guaranteeing fun for all attendees.
"2,000 breakfast rolls, 450 sausages, 250 burger buns, 300 dishes of food and 7,500 glasses of beer are sold on a daily basis," added Detlef Erkeling.
Those wishing to explore Düsseldorf's famous Old Town after a fun day at the trade fair can also take advantage of a special service: a free shuttle bus will take visitors into the Old Town and back again to the Caravan Centre in the evening.
The booking system for pitch reservation will go live online from early July www.caravan-salon.com
The CaravanTimes team are pleased to say that we'll be in Düsseldorf for this year's Caravan Salon. We hoped to see you there! Our top tip for first time visitors is to plan ahead to ensure you make the most of your time there.
Let us know what you're most excited to see at the Caravan Salon.