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Essen goes bridal – be part of it

From timeless classics to cutting-edge design that demands attention, European Bridal Week brings you the best in the business. An extravanganza of 350 collections covering  bridalwear, occasionwear, menswear, kiddies fashion, accessories and specialist bridal products is waiting to be discovered… and enjoyed. April is the time to fall in love and for three days – 21-23 April 2018 – the opportunity awaits you.

Complementary offers for our visitors:

  • FREE entrance for trade professionals
  • FREE shuttle buses to and from the airport and the venue
  • FREE sshuttle buses to and from selected hotels and the venue
  • FREE parking for those who drive
  • FREE bubbly and canapés served throughout the day in the EBW lounge

And don’t miss out on the stylish catwalk shows, a central feature that show visitors look to for inspiration.


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We are happy to welcome you to the European Bridal Week, taking place from 21-23 April, 2018 at Messe Essen.

Make use of the European Bridal Week SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

There will be a regular complimentary shuttle bus service running throughout the show from Düsseldorf International Airport to Messe Essen. The service operates every 30 minutes (depending on traffic).

Shuttle buses to and from the European Bridal Week hotels will take visitors to the exhibition halls in the morning and back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Visit our travelling information for more information.

To pre-register as PRESS, please go to our pre-registration page for the press.

For further assistance please us.

Why Attend

The European Bridal Week – A cut above the rest

The European Bridal Week is a clear international point of reference for the sector and offers you a fantastic opportunity to browse and buy the newest collections from the leading bridal manufacturers and designers from all over Europe.

High quality exhibitors and the perfect mix

The European Bridal Week team is focusing heavily on quality to ensure that every exhibitor meets the European Bridal Week quality standards. In one hall at Messe Essen you will find the right mix of bridal under one roof.

In this comfortable and personal atmosphere you meet exhibitors who waiting to meet you.

Make the most of your time

Friendly opening hours will give buyers greater freedom to browse the hundreds of new collections on show.

Relax, communicate and enjoy the perfect atmosphere.

There will be many relaxation areas onsite, where you can unwind, refresh and review what you have seen. For you as a visitor and buyer this is vital in the action-packed environment onsite.

All-important networking opportunities will be available onsite. Giving you the chance to use the European Bridal Week as a very important communication platform where you can meet visitors and exhibitors alike.

Park and Travel

As always at Messe Essen there will be free parking, and top-notch transport links from Dusseldorf International Airport to Messe Essen, and between the European Bridal Week hotels in Essen and the exhibition centre.

Sleep well...

Essen and its environs are blessed with many high-standard 3 and 4 star hotels with special rates for European Bridal Week exhibitors and visitors. Click here to find your hotel.

How to get there

Travelling Information

Messe Essen – the exhibition hot spot in the middle of the city

The city of Essen is located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr region, which is the most populated metropolitan area in Europe. It is easily accessible from all over the world either by plane, by train or by car. The fairground of Messe Essen is close to the motorways A40 and A52 and it is just 20 minutes drive from Düsseldorf International, Germany’s third biggest airport.

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The closest airport is Düsseldorf International airport. Flight information is available by:

Tel: 0049 (0)211 421 0

European Bridal Week Shuttle Bus Service

Düsseldorf International Airport – Messe Essen

A complementary European Bridal Week shuttle bus to and from Düsseldorf International Airport is available. The service operates every 30 minutes (depending on traffic).

European Bridal Week Shuttle Bus Service

Messe Essen – European Bridal Week hotels

Shuttle buses to and from the European Bridal Week hotels will be taking visitors to the exhibition halls in the morning and back to the hotel in the afternoon (only hotels with package deals European Bridal Week, see also website list).

Taxis Essen

Tel: 0049 (0)201 866 55

Tel: 0049 (0)201 194 10

Trains /underground

A regular underground railway service connects Messe Essen with Essen Central Station.

Travel details from the underground railway are available on:

Travel details from the trains to and from Essen Central Station are available on:

Plan your trip! 


European Bridal Week – Sleep well...

Essen and especially the area around Messe Essen are blessed with many high standard hotels. With a selected number of these hotels we made special rates and price offers for your visit at European Bridal Week. To get your best deal you will need to mention while booking the code; EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

All our special offers are valid when booking a room from 20 April up to 23. April 2018. Complimentary shuttle buses will bring you from your hotel to the fair venue and back to the hotel.

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon ****4 star

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 90,00 - Comfort single room
€ 99,00 - Comfort-PLUS single room (quiet area)

€ 105,00 Double room
€ 114,00 Comfort-PLUS Double room (quiet area)

Parking € 10,50 per 24 hours

Included in this offer: free use of Fitness area, wellness area, free bike rental, free WIFI.

Tel.: +49-201-89-69-452
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon

Best Western Hotel Ypsilon

Hotel Bredeney ****4 star

Prices including a breakfast buffet:
€ 74,00 - Single room
€ 88,00 - Double room

Parking € 6,00 per 24 hours.

Included in this offer: free use of swimming pool and wellness area, free WIFI

Tel.: +49-201-76-91-153
Theodor-Althoff-Straße 5
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018


Hotel Bredeney

Hotel Bredeney

Sheraton Essen Hotel ****4+ star

Prices including luxury breakfast buffet:
€ 125,00 - Single room
€ 135,00 - Double room

Parking € 13,- per 24 hours

Included in this offer: free use of sauna, free WIFI

Tel.: +49-20-11-00-71-70
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018
Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel

Welcome Hotel Essen ****4 star

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 74,00 - Single room standard
€ 94,00 - Double room standard

Prices including breakfast buffet:
€ 92,00 - Single room superior
€ 112,00 - Double room superior

Parking €1,50,- per hour, with a maximum of €18,-.

Included in this offer: free use of wellness and fitness area 5 minutes from the hotel, free WIFI

Tel: +49/201/1779-179
Schützenbahn 58
* don’t forget to mention your bookings code EUROPEAN BRIDAL WEEK VIP 2018

Welcome Hotel Essen

Welcome Hotel Essen

About Essen

With a population of approximately 580,000 people, Essen made it into the top ten of Germany’s largest cities. In 2001 the formerly world’s largest colliery “Zeche Zollverein” had been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located on the River Ruhr and placed in the middle of the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Area), Essen and the Ruhr metropolitan area were chosen to become the European Capital of Culture 2010.

Artistic and cultural events

A huge range of different artistic and cultural events throughout the whole year help driving the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Area) into a poly-centric and dynamic metropolis. Over the past years Essen has turned into a great tourist region and offers its visitors a lot of attractions in all areas of life, such as: museums, opera houses, art exhibitions, parks and malls, recreational areas and industrial heritage.

Discover Essen

The Ruhr Tourismus

The Ruhr Tourismus GmbH provides visitors with brochures and information on the region and is pleased to help you plan your journey to Essen and the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Area), no matter if you want to go on a daytour, a guided tour or need assistance in finding accommodation.

Tourist information of the Ruhr Area

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