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January 22 - 30 2022

The world’s largest trade fair in its field, boot Düsseldorf, presents a fascinating, interactive environment for visitors to experience traditional and innovative water sports favourites covering each and every genre.

Experience over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries as they inspire some 250,000 visitors from up to 90 countries across 9 themed areas and 10 activity zones in seventeen exhibition halls. In accordance with hygiene and protection regulations, comprehensive standards for visitors, exhibitors and employees will be implemented to ensure maximum safety in 2022.

Innovations include the topics of sustainability and nature conservation, which are becoming increasingly present in the boating industry. For years, boot Düsseldorf has been campaigning for a green boating industry and protection of the oceans. In Hall 11 at the Love your Ocean stand, for example, visitors can find out how to experience watersports sustainably and protect the oceans from pollution at the same time.

In 2022 the Blue Innovation Dock will take place for the first time. This is a platform for trade visitors with the aim of bringing visionaries, investors and politicians together to make the maritime industry sustainably fit for the future.

Furthermore, the Ocean Tribute Award will once again be presented in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the German Ocean Foundation as part of the trade fair. This award honours environmentally-friendly projects and technical innovations that contribute to a better climate and healthier waters.

Download the the boot 2022 flyer for a quick overview or engage online with the interactive floor plan to discover details of exhibitors and plan your route through thee many highlights of the fair. Try a day out at the fair full of action and fun for the whole family to try all the new water sports options on offer.

Sailing Boats in Halls 15-17

Sailing is, and always has been, more than just a sport. Sailing means true passion – passion you can experience for yourself in three impressive halls. Discover dinghies and sailing yachts, the latest trends and thrilling voyages. Our experts give sailing fans-in-the-making valuable tips and tricks in our new Start Sailing area whilst the little ones get ready to cast off in the boot Sailing School.

Motor Boats in Halls 1, 3, 4, 5, 9

Whether you prefer them small yet appealing or large and exclusive: We have everything you need to make your dream of your own motorised boat come true. Our impressive walk through the seven motorboat halls at boot Düsseldorf is brand new– take your time and enjoy the fascinating array of motorboats, motoryachts and, of course, state-of-the-art equipment.

Super Yachts in Halls 6 & 7a

Hall 6 is always a real crowd puller at boot Düsseldorf! Luxury yachts and boats as well as tender and chase boats from the high-end range invite you to revel in sheer luxury. Especially the range of yachts between 20 and 25 meters has grown in recent years. Also in demand are large multihulls, sailing as well as power. Of course, the exceptionally big boats on show by Azimut, Sunseeker, Princess and others are always worth a visit, too. So come and enjoy!

Engines, Equipment & Accessories in Halls 9-11

By the way, boot Düsseldorf is also a real insider’s tip for shopping fans among water sports enthusiasts. At the show, you will not only find an almost overwhelming range of maritime products. From fenders to high-end navigation devices as well as attractive trade fair offers at great prices. A visit to hall 8a for surfing as well as hall 10 for boat equipment to hall 12 for diving is therefore worthwhile in more ways than one.

Diving in Halls 11 & 12

Now you can find your diving paradise above water as well. Experience all the facets of diving. Leave your daily routine behind as you try out diving, discover state-of-the-art equipment, the most beautiful holiday destinations and meet other fans of scuba diving. Of course, protecting our oceans is an issue that is close to the heart of every water sports fan, so visit our Love Your Ocean area for information around the topic. The brand new glass diving tower is yet another highlight waiting to be tested and experienced by visitors to the fair.

Surf & Fun Sports in Hall 8b

If you wish to know exactly what’s hot right now, come to the meeting point of the surf scene. With unlimited boardsport action to watch and participate in, the latest trends and of course lots of fun,  this unique environment can only be found at boot Düsseldorf. Whether windsurfers, stand up paddlers (SUP), wingsurfers, wingfoilers, surfers, wakeboarders, wave riders, kitesurfers or skimboarders, surf fans will get their money’s worth at Beach World. This time, between the flat water pool and THE WAVE you will find more international brands than in years.

Sportfishing in Hall 14

At the Sport Fisher Centre you can learn how to land the catch of your lifetime or where to spend the most relaxing hours at the water’s edge with a rod in your hand. You can try for yourself how it feels to drill a huge blue marlin or learn the sophisticated art of fly fishing. Just discover this very moment and learn about the different facets of fishing!

Paddle in Hall 14

Encounter a whiff of adventure and wildlife that meanders through the hall In-between towering rocks and trees, a creek meanders over 90 metres. 3 metres wide and 40 centimetres deep, it flows into two large lakes. Take your time to test new canoes and kayaks, make your first attempts at paddling or even take a brief canoeing tour with the whole family!

Seaside in Halls 13-14

Make your dream of a perfect holiday at the water come true, whether coastal or inland, in the newly themed Destination Seaside at boot Düsseldorf. The wide range of possibilities for new and combined forms of holiday include chartering houseboats or sleek sailing yachts along with a stay at a hotel. Or combine a caravanning holiday with water sports. The options are almost unlimited.

Visit boot Düsseldorf

Full day tickets are available with registration online for € 19, € 12 reduced or € 7 for children aged 7-12. Half day tickets are available at € 10. Become a member of the for for free to benefit from reduced entry price of € 17 and access to free WLAN in the members lounge. Over 130,000 members already take advantage of the benefits the club has to offer.

Words Messe Düsseldorf, story Vincent Green, Nov 17 2021

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Far more than just a trade fair, boot Düsseldorf is the international trendsetter in the industry. With more than 1,900 exhibitors in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square metres, it is the leading destination anywhere in the world for everyone who loves sports in, by and on the water.​

Suspended railway to airport


Located a mere ten kilometres from the city centre, Düsseldorf has one of the world’s most accessible airports. Times for taxi rides can vary enormously depending on the time of day. Public transport includes an S-Bahn train to the terminal, rail to the Skytrain connection or busses.

Funfair ride against blue sky


Events and activities large and small happen in Düsseldorf throughout the year, some becoming nationally and internationally popular. Carnival is huge, as is the large funfair on the Rhine river bank opposite the old town.

Artist performing on carpet


Art venues and museums in Düsseldorf regularly present selections of their fine pieces in well arranged exhibitions. Regular exhibits also include fascinating or rare works from across the globe with loaned art and artefacts.


Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version. 

Luxury motorhome in trade fair hall


The world’s largest fair for mobile vacationing, Caravan Salon attracts some 250,000 visitors. Beyond a vast choice of brands, models and layouts of motorhomes and caravans, it offers tents, awnings, unrivalled accessories, technical equipment, fittings as well as campsites and travel destinations.

Public Transport

The public transport system in Düsseldorf is safe and normally efficient. A dense network of trams, Strassenbahn, above and below ground as well as buses serve the city and its suburbs. Links via the S-Bahn train system reach further outlying areas and some neighbouring communities.

Tram doors on subway