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Book tip: The book for the double anniversary


‘Messe und Congress Innsbruck through the ages’ sheds light on the varied history of the two event centres Messe Innsbruck and Congress Innsbruck.

100 years of Messe Innsbruck, 50 years of Congress Innsbruck

To mark the 100th anniversary of Messe Innsbruck and the 50th anniversary of Congress Innsbruck, Wolfgang Meixner and Susanne Gurschler take a look at the eventful history of these two central event institutions in Innsbruck. The historian Meixner sheds light on the history, while Gurschler focusses on the architectural, artistic and cultural-historical details of the buildings. With around 450 events and over half a million visitors every year, Congress und Messe Innsbruck GmbH is the leading event organiser in Tyrol. Congress Messe Innsbruck is known for its leading role as a congress and trade fair centre in Austria, as a partner for science, research and culture and as a driving force for the local economy.

Congress Messe Innsbruck - A long & varied history

Since its foundation as the ‘Innsbrucker Messe Gesellschaft’ in 1923, Messe Innsbruck can look back on a long history as a renowned platform for trade, industry and business. Events such as INTERALPIN, the world's leading trade fair for alpine technologies, and established public trade fairs such as the Innsbruck Autumn Fair and the Tyrolean Spring Fair radiate far beyond the borders of Tyrol. The Congress Innsbruck, directly adjacent to the imperial Hofburg and characterised by the revival of the historic Dogana, is a versatile event centre for the provincial capital of Innsbruck and the province of Tyrol. Here, history and modernity meet in a fascinating balance - a place that welcomes science, business, organisations, culture and society in equal measure.

Available in bookshops: Messe und Congress Innsbruck through the ages

Our commemorative publication ‘Messe und Congress Innsbruck im Wandel der Zeit’ is available in bookshops or directly from Universitätsverlag Wagner.

ISBN: 978-3-7030-6601-6
164 pages, hardcover
Universitätsverlag Wagner, Innsbruck
Price: 29,90 Euro 

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