Messe Berlin

Current information

Information on the upgrade of the Funkturm interchange from 2025/26

Many roads lead to Berlin – and to our centrally located exhibition grounds. Messe Berlin’s close proximity to the urban road network and the A100 and A115 motorways at the Funkturm interchange is an advantage to our visitors. Originally designed for 20,000 vehicles per day, traffic at this interchange has today reached 230,000, making it one of Germany’s busiest motorway junctions. After 50 years of use, it is now due to be rebuilt and modernised. This upgrade is urgently necessary in order to bring the intersection up to today’s technical standards and ensure it can in future cope with even more traffic.

This page provides information on the construction work.

Summary of plans to date

The upgrade will take place on an almost two-kilometre stretch of the urban A 115 and A 100 motorways. Numerous slip roads and bridges will be rebuilt. The motorway is due to remain open while work is ongoing. In principle, at least two out of three lanes are to stay open. There are also plans to build a new entry/exit at Messedamm. The roadworks are scheduled to begin no earlier than late 2025 and the project will take several years to complete.

Links to websites with additional information

Date: April 2024

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FAQs

Will there be traffic disruption near the exhibition grounds?

The possibility exists that roadworks will periodically result in traffic disruption near the exhibition grounds. Currently, the construction company’s plans have not yet reached the point where we can specify the times and impact of disruptions. Messe Berlin is in close contact with the relevant authorities, for example with the project management company DEGES responsible for operations and the federal and state authorities in order to minimise the impact of possible disruptions.

When is construction due to begin?

Currently the construction company has not specified a date for works to begin. An overview of the construction project can be found on the project website of DEGES (German only).

During construction, is access to the exhibition grounds guaranteed?

During the construction period the exhibition grounds will remain accessible to all forms of transport. Once construction has begun (anticipated no earlier than late 2025) please find out about any diversions or disruptions before you travel. You can find updates on the website of Berliner Verkehrsinformationszentrale.

Will there be any restrictions on the exhibition grounds?

Rented areas/stands and the exhibition grounds as such will not be directly affected by the construction work. The exhibition grounds will remain accessible to all forms of transport. Temporary restrictions such as traffic diversions are to be expected. An overview of ongoing construction work and closures can be found on the website of Berliner Verkehrsinformationszentrale.

What alternative routes are there?

At present no information has yet been supplied by the construction company as to which roads may be closed. An overview of ongoing construction work and closures can be found on the website of Berliner Verkehrsinformationszentrale.