That was Adventure Southside 2023

200 exhibitors, more than 12.000 visitors, over 60 workshops and lots of action for young and old. Large camp area right by the fair with live music and food trucks.

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A world full of adventure, wanderlust, outdoors and the longing for freedom

Roof tents

Roof tents are the cheapest entry into the world of expeditions. They fit on every vehicle and leave space in the interior of the vehicle...

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Unfortunately, those who go in search of the typical suspects of the caravan scene on the Adventure Southside will be disappointed. Our…


main emphasis

Workshops, impressions, exhibitors, get-together. An Eldorado for do-it-yourself builders.


More than a fair

Anyone who has expanded their vehicle themselves knows it perfectly and can also help themselves in an emergency. You can find out how in our OverlandACADEMY.

You can see what the vehicles can do off-road live on our off-road course. Even with the possibility of a ride.

In addition to the exhibition, the SouthsideCAMP is another highlight. Here you can see vehicles, conversions, expedition vehicles, vans and trailers from many parts of Europe. A great opportunity to exchange experiences or gather inspiration.
Here people meet at the central campfire with live music. Of course there is also catering. So it's worth making the small detour from the exhibition center to the SouthsideCAMP (approx. 5 minutes).

If you are thinking about building your own home, you should take a look at the BuilderCAMP. Here, private hobbyists and vanlife professionals present their vehicles and extensions. The ideal meeting point to ask questions and look at the projects on site.

Trade fair

On 45.000 m² you will find the world of overlanding with and without all-wheel drive. Cool expedition vehicles and fantastic campervans. Also trailers, roof tents, accessories and outdoor items.

Focus topic self-development

In the do-it-yourself CAMP, more than 30 private builders show their treasures. In the numerous workshops you will receive valuable tips for self-development.


Travel lectures, workshops, survival and bushcraft. All the know-how you need for an expedition.

Southside CAMP

The camping area has been enlarged again and offers space for more than 8 vehicles on 1000 hectares. Look forward to campfires, catering and 3 days of live music in the evening.

evening programme

In the evening you can relax with live music, good drinks and delicious food around the campfire at the SouthsideCAMP.


The program for little adventurers

Bouncy castle and playground equipment

Finally jumping again! And other outdoor activities that make children's hearts beat faster.

Organic henna tattoos

Small works of art for small and large fans. Magical motifs by and with the fantastic Tayyba. Saturdays and Sundays.

Kettcar and Bobbycar course

On your marks…
For better power sliding, the Kettcar course is set up in the hall. For the little ones, the Bobby car course in the outdoor area.

Face painting

I would love to be a bee, or a butterfly, or... Dreams come true. At the Friday 11:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m.

play mobile

Crafts, juggling, games of skill, and what not. Just take a look for yourself...

Free play

Here I am a child, here I can be. With lots of play options on the outdoor meadow.





m² of exhibition space


m² camp area



Become an exhibitor now

Messe Friedrichshafen is an extremely attractive trade fair location in the border triangle on Lake Constance. With a high proportion of Swiss visitors, the Adventure Southside is one of the trade fairs with the highest purchasing power in Germany. The overland and campervan scene ensures that visitors and exhibitors are in a good mood and relaxed at the fair.
So what are you waiting for?




Have you built a vehicle yourself and would like to present it to Adventure Southside visitors who are planning to do something similar? This is the place for the mutual exchange of tips and experiences.


Contact and the way to the fair

Address: Neue Messe 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen (West entrance).
Visitor car park West 1 directly at the entrance to the fair.
Further information on arrival here: Messe Friedrichshafen 


Holzhofallee 21
64295 Darmstadt


+49(0)6109 768 89 35


Our opening hours

Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Already on Thursday In the evening there will be a cozy jam session for the Early Birds campers. The food trucks are open. At the Friday and Saturday In the evening you can look forward to cool live music and delicious food in the tipi tent with a campfire. On these days you are welcome to stay until late at night. The times for visitors on the right are the opening hours of the exhibition.

Friday10:00 am - 18:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 18:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 17:00 pm
Thursday12:00 am - 23:00 pm
Friday09:00 am - 23:00 pm
Saturday09:00 am - 21:00 pm
Sunday09:00 am - 19:00 pm
Monday09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (departure only)

Campers can already arrive on Thursday from 12:00 noon. Arrival is possible on Thursday and Friday until 23:00 p.m. Only departure is possible on Monday.



Thursday08:00 am - 22:00 pm
Friday07:30 am - 09:30 pm


Sunday17:00 am - 22:00 pm
Monday07:30 am - 18:00 pm

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We are the core team behind Adventure Southside.

Ralph Urbanek

Event Director
Dipl.kfm., management consultant

From IT consultant to trade fair organizer. Today I don't want to do anything else.


Marketing & Orga
Dipl. Oec. & PR consultant (DAPR)

Cool events and exciting trade fair topics - exactly my world. Loves our T5.


Social Media

How parents get infected by the trade fair virus. Studied tourism & economics in Spain and thinks the Jeep Wrangler is great.


Our dream team, without which nothing works on site! Contact person in all situations and always an idea in store.

Info to follow...

Do you already know the Adventure Northside?

From 15th to 17th September 2023 our sister fair, the Adventure Northside, will take place near Hamburg.



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