The 2017 Abenteuer & Allrad Overland and 4WD expo once again pulled in huge numbers with nearly 57,000 overlanders, campers and visitors attending what is now widely recognised as the biggest show of its kind in the world.
Once again the now famous campsite was full with every type of 4WD and overland vehicle you can think off, the campsite is a show all by itself. With nearly 260 exhibitors showcasing and selling 4WD accessories and camping products, you will need to dedicate a couple of days to cover all that’s on offer.
The event showcases all things 4WD with cross country vehicles of all shapes and sizes on display in the generous 110.000 sqm exhibition space.
This show has something for everyone and is a great day out for all the family and of course for all 4WD enthusiasts, if you are into camping, 4WD’ing and the touring lifestyle you will be salivating over the variety of camping setups and vehicles on display.
At the 2017 show the custom made off road tracks were once again very busy where visitors can drive a number of off road vehicles including trucks, quads and the latest 4WD vehicles, the kids will also have plenty to do with numerous activities on offer to suit all ages.You can also attend the organised travel talks from Europe’s well known globetrotters who present their tales of travel around the world.
The show also had a number of off road travel companies showcasing their most popular off road expeditions and exhibitors offering every product and gadget that would be of interest to the vast majority of us who love nothing more than packing up our 4WD vehicles and heading off to remote areas in search of that perfect camping spot.
If you choose to stay at the shows campsite to enjoy this unique spectacle of camping and touring vehicles for as far as the eye can see you should try and get to the campground by the Wednesday before the show opens as the campsite fills up fairly quickly.
On arrival at the campsite expect to see every type of 4WD and overland vehicle you can think off, from large overland trucks to the smaller touring Unimogs, to small 4WD vehicles . The atmosphere at the campsite is festival like and has people returning year after year.
Thomas Schmidt ,chief organiser, and his team have once again done a great job and should be commended for how well the show was organised, particularly how smoothly the transport buses quickly brought people to the show from the campsite in Bad Kissingen.
If you are in Europe next summer the ABENTEUER & ALLRAD 2018 4WD expo will take place between the 31st of May to 2nd of June and we are already looking forward to attending this superb gathering of like minded people.