Under the motto "always a track deeper" the abenteuer und allrad celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. 300 exhibitors from all over the world will cover the entire spectrum of all-wheel drive, caravanning, and expedition and adventure travel at the fair, according to a press release. The organizer pro-log expects far more than 50 000 visitors from 31. May to 3. June in bad kissingen. The trade show has contributed significantly to the development of off-road and all-wheel drive like no other comparable event in the past 20 years, says managing director marion ripberger confidently.
The product range on the 100,000 square meter site of the former U.S. Airfield in reiterwiesen will once again cover the entire off-road and all-wheel drive world. From the most important production vehicles, suvs, atvs and pick-ups to expedition and desert vehicles, motorhomes and trucks, everything is on show. In addition, there are spare parts and accessories, tents and tent bodies of all kinds, caravanning and outdoor equipment on a rough scale, as well as tour offers from adventure tour operators from all over the world. Among the exhibitors were once again leading manufacturers of all-wheel-drive vehicles such as land rover, VW commercial vehicles, mercedes-benz, toyota and suzuki.
In special all-wheel-drive off-road courses, visitors will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an off-road vehicle themselves and thus take an active part in the trade show activities.
The "fascination" series of lectures will be held again this year.Adventure.Travel." will be held. The first attack was made on 31. May thomas rahn& sabine hoppe from abseitsreisen with her lecture "far east and far west – by oldtimer through southeast asia and north america".
Not a tale of a past journey, but of a planned project that will be launched in july 2018, follows a day later and is behind "6 mao 6 unplugged – ready to go". Friedl swoboda from salzburg plans to circumnavigate the globe in a pinzgauer 6 by 6.
At the end on 2. June comes mario goldstein from plauen. In "adventure green ribbon – from the death strip to the life line" the saxon tells of his almost 800-kilometer-long fubmarsch along the former inner german border. In addition, interviews will be conducted with all speakers on the stage beforehand, in which the appeal of traveling to the end of the world under the most extreme conditions will be examined in greater detail.
Finally, on sunday, 3. June, a family day. Konny reimann "germany’s most famous emigrant", a german entrepreneur, well known from tv, travels from his adopted country hawaii directly to bad kissingen and will not only talk about his latest projects and tell about his life, but also give an autograph session at the fair.
It is no longer possible to imagine the "camp area" in connection with the "abenteuer und allrad" trade show without it at the saalewiesen – meanwhile one of the roughest long-distance meetings in the world. A kind of "woodstock of the off-road scene", where many visitors are at home during the days of the fair and where guests from almost all continents of the world, from new zealand and australia as well as from the USA or south africa, can be seen. Over 2500 travel and expedition vehicles and more than 6000 visitors were guests in 2017 during the off-road fair at the camp area.