Berlin Fair Grounds, Germany 1896
Elaborate exhibitions, such as Paris in 1889 and Chicago in 1893 sparked international interest in fairs across
the world. Berlin was no exception when it announced the
Berlin Trade Exhibition of 1896. The
fair grounds consisted of 1.1 million sq.m and 10 million Reich Mark were invested including the construction
of the city train station Treptow Park, the construction of Oberbaumbrucke - a stone bridge, and numerous street
improvements. This was significant since the Berlin government had provided the fair grounds free of charge with
the restriction that all buildings be destroyed after the end of the fair.
On the first day of the Berlin Fair, approximately 3,780 exhibitors participated including Siemens & Halske,
Zirkus Hagenbeck, and Borsig. Roughly 4,000 people visited the fair each day from the first of May through
the fifteenth of October for a total of 7.5 million visitors. Attractions included a scenery built of
Old-Berlin in 1650, the longest lens telescope in the world, and spectacular shows featuring authentic war ship
Berlin Fair Grounds, Germany 2002
The state-of-the-art Berlin Exhibition Grounds in Berlin Germany
features an indoor display area of 160,000 square meters with 26 interconnected exhibition halls. The beautifully
landscaped Sommergarten is centrally located and accessible from all exhibition hall passageways.
Berlin Fair Grounds, Connecticut USA
Did you know that Berlin was the name of a town in Connecticut? Each year, the Berlin Lions Club sponsors the
Berlin Fair which features homemade baked goods, horse shows, a tractor and equipment parade, and numerous
Berlin Fair Grounds, Michigan USA
Although less known, another Berlin Fair occurs every year in Greater Grand
Rapids. The Berlin Fair in Marne, Michigan features
carnival rides, numerous exhibitions, livestock and a grand stage. It is the longest continuous fair in the
state of Michigan.