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Two new public trade fairs in Augsburg: the “hands-on” trade fairs SPIELWIESN – Das Spiele-Paradies 2023 and the CREATIVMESSE – Do-it-yourself 2024 are in Augsburg for the first time

30th SPIELWIESN – southern Germany's big family festival for board and party games, learning and discovery fun in autumn

SPIELWIESN is a popular mix of play festival, a hands-on trade fair, exchanges of information and a discovery and shopping paradise which is moving from the River Isar to the River Lech for its 30th anniversary. The trade fair will be held from November 3-5, 2023 in three exhibition halls at Messe Augsburg under the patronage of Mayor Eva Weber and district administrators Martin Sailer (Augsburg) and Dr. Klaus Metzger (Aichach-Friedberg).

In addition to the popular highlights around gaming tables, stands with exhibitors and authors, flea markets, tournaments and championships, several new special areas have been added this year: XUND & AKTIV and the SCIENCE PLAYGROUND with fascinating hands-on and experimental stations from pre-school age regarding MINT and sustainability topics among others, the children's and youth library of the city of Augsburg, DLR_School_Lab Oberpfaffenhofen and the University of Augsburg with MINT-Cluster4, the fire brigade adventure world, the EUKITEA theater and the DasHabitat and KidsLab Augsburg.

The Augsburg game players group will expand the cohort of "changing game rules” to over 80. The SPIELWIESN receives further support from, among others, the MatriX Königsbrunn youth leisure center and the “Gaby” Gablingen youth club.

More new trade fairs: CREATIVMESSE – Do it yourself 2024

The CREATIVMESSE is also coming to Augsburg from March 8-10, 2024 when the lifestyle festival of the DIY creative scene in southern Germany will be held here for the first time. The excellent services provided by Messe Augsburg and the modern, flexible trade fair grounds also impressed MPA GmbH, the organizers of both the CREATIVMESSE and SPIELWIESN, who decided to move the do-it-yourself trade fair from Munich to Augsburg. The trade fair is for amateur designers, handicraft enthusiast, people who love crafts, fashionistas, trendsetters and newbies from all over southern Germany.

The CREATIVMESSE in Augsburg provides ideas, materials, workshops and new techniques for creative enthusiasts who enjoy making things, including sewing, scrapbooking, knitting, hand lettering, crafts and patchwork.

About MPA GmbH:

MPA GmbH helps customers and partners manage their public relations activities and organize trade fairs, congresses and events. MPA’s passion is not only the conception, but also the planning, implementation and realization of ideas and projects. MPA’s own projects include SPIELWIESN and CREATIVMESSE. The organizer of the Spielwiesn SCIENCE PLAYGROUND special area is the subsidiary of MPA, i!bk Ideas Workshop for Education and Communication gGmbH, which also organizes the Munich Science Days with FORSCHA - Das Entdecker-Reich realm of discovery and regioFORSCHA, the regional research center for Lower Bavaria.


About Messe Augsburg:

Messe Augsburg is an economic driver whose influence extends far beyond the borders of Bavaria. Augsburg is an attractive location which has highly structured trade fair grounds that are also easily accessible from outside Germany, a high level of personal service and the charm of Germany's second oldest city. Messe Augsburg is a full-service partner for trade fairs and events: 7 halls that provide 48,000 m² of gross floor space, 10,000 m² of outdoor exhibition grounds, a conference center, four entrance areas, excellent transport links and 3,650 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity offer a wide range of event options that can be individually tailored to the client’s requirements.

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Oliver Griesz

Oliver Griesz

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