About Photo+Adventure

Photo+Adventure - your event for photography, travel and the outdoors at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. Next event: June 08-09, 2024

This page gives you a run-down on the event's history, testimonials' opinions and the team behind Photo+Adventure.

Photo+Adventure History

Photo+Adventure Wien

Photo+Adventure started as a consumer exhibition with a high entertainment value in Austria back in 2004, combining the three exciting topics photography, travel and the outdoors.

Our Austrian sister exhibition started as a fairly small event in Vienna with about 1.200 visitors. In 2017, more than 20.000 visitors attended the show which is now on an annual schedule.

In 2012, we started contemplating a new project for Germany. A German Ltd. was founded in 2012 when the CEOs Daniela Flühr and Katrin Schmidt as well as Oliver Bolch and Thomas Wiltner (the organizers of the Austrian event) decided to bring this event to Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

In order to do justice to the location’s fascinating industrial charm and to emphasize the outdoor and event character of this event by increasing the number of supporting programme and workshop acts, it didn’t take long to decide to move Photo+Adventure into summer. The second weekend in June is now established as Photo+Adventure weekend.

In June 2014, the first Photo+Adventure took place at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. From June 13th - 15th, 2014 it turned into a massive playground for photographers, travel enthusiasts and outdoor freaks. On the weekend of our first event more than 5,000 people came into the trade show hall.  In 2019 we had more than 11,000 visitors at Photo+Adventure.

Visitors, presenters, photographers and exhibitors all enjoyed being at Photo+Adventure in Duisburg - they all liked the Landschaftspark and the combination of topics. Instead of having a rest the team of Photo+Adventure is already working on more improvements and new ideas for the next Photo+Adventure in Duisburg...

In 2020 we had to adapt our concept due to the pandemic. We moved it from June to October and instead of an indoor trade show, everything was moved outside. 30 tents with about 50 exhibitors and represented brands invited our visitors to stop by, browse and shop and to meet and chat again in person. About 1300 visitors enjoyed the wonderful autumn weather and one of the few larger photo events that took place in 2020.

In 2021 we had to cancel the festival due to COVID-19 and 2022 we were hit by the cancellation of the location, which was needed as refugee accommodation. On May 13-14, 2023 (for once not on the 2nd weekend of June!) it was finally Photo+Adventure-time again and we were able to welcome about 11,000 visitors at Landschaftspark Duisburg in bright sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

In 2024 Photo+Adventure will take place on the second weekend of June again and we look forward to welcoming you to the 9th Photo+Adventure trade fair festival on June 8 and 9. We sure hope to see you there!


Here is what others have to say about Photo+Adventure:

Stefan EberleSouth African Tourism, Partner Country 2017
We're very happy as we met great visitors being very interested. The atmosphere in the trade show hall made us feel at home in Duisburg.
Christian Schmidtewa-marine
The best trade show concept in the German photo industry.
Jennifer SommerBenQ
BenQ was part of a unique event. The variety of visitors and exhibitors was fantastic.
Lena KleiningerJordan Tourism Board
Photo+Adventure with its three main topics photography, travel and the outdoors is the perfect match for Jordan, the adventure country. Our expectations haven't been disappointed - quite the contrary.
Very enlightening conversations, a goo dmix of products and topics. A great and lively event.
Gabriele BäterNikon Germany
With the second event Photo+Adventure in Duisburg is becoming an institution for all fans of Photography, Travel and The Outdoors. Nikon was again very well-presented with a large trade show booth, a workshop program and the check and clean services that was well accepted. We were thrilled by the perfect organization and the variety of workshops and show offerings that left nothing left to wish for. (...)
Corinna SchleinschokWeSPOT GbR
Photo+Adventure is THE trade show for photo-enthusisasts and passionate travellers. The great location Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord increases every photographers heartbeat. Communication and organization by the organizers was very good, which ist very important for us.
Nikola TillmannCanon Germany
The topics of photography, travel and the outdoors are a perfect match. Thus, an event combining these topics is just a logical consequence. Not just the topics themselves, but also the supporting programm were very interesting. To put it in a nutshell: It was a very promising premiere and I look forward to witnessing the event to continue establishing itself.
Pavel Kaplun
Pavel KaplunComposing Artist, Photographer and Trainer
I've rarely seen an event as impressive as Photo+Adventure. Impressive because of the modern concept combining a broad offer of indoor and outdoor activities with trainings and a large trade show, so customers aren't consuming only but are also actively participating throughout the whole event. A perfect platform to be inspired, to learn and for a lively exchange with others. I was extremely thrilled about the quality of Photo+Adventure. The organization was perfect and smooth before and during the event so I was able to focus on sharing and teaching my photo-art. A real trendsetting event. I'll happily join in again next year!
Jörg EhrlichDiamir
As an exhibitor in the trade show hall the event was very successful for us. We had lots of interesting talks with high-quality visitors. (...) At DIAMIR photo travels we're looking forward to next year's event and of course we will come up with something special again.
Dirk BleyerPhotographer and Trainer
For me as a photographer Photo+Adventure is just fantastic. The location with its old industrial park offers endless opportunities for my workshops and allows for lots of photographic creativity. Workshop participants can start taking great images right from the beginning after a bit of theoretical training.
Jasper Doest
Jasper DoestPhotographer
There are many smaller festivals that focus on only photography, travel or the outdoors. Bringing all three aspects together seems like a very logical and essential step to me. This concept has proven successful in Austria and I am very excited to see it being brought closer to home and to witness how the best of these three worlds meet. I can only back events like these that create a terrific space for meeting with photographers of all levels and genres to exchange ideas, knowledge, gather inspiration and chat about techniques and technicalities. At the same time the event brings together aspects of nature conservation and green traveling – sounds like the perfect combination for me! Being a nature photographer myself, it is extremely important to me to ensure that nature is preserved and people take care of the outdoors and their surroundings while capturing the beauty of this planet.
World Insight
Otfried SchöttleWorld Insight
Live your dream! This motto of World Insight is reflected in the faces of many Photo+Adventure visitors: Live to travel, take these memories home with you - be it in your mind or on camera... We have been a Photo+Adventure exhibitor for many years now as the audience is different from traditional travel expos and we always encounter vistors who are extremely interested. We are happy to see Photo+Adventure coming to Germany – the Landschaftspark is an extraordinary location and thus the perfect match for an event like Photo+Adventure. We will certainly be part of it!
Guido WeberSony
An unparalleled variety!
Very enlightening conversations, a goo dmix of products and topics. A great and lively event.

Photo+Adventure Team

Here are some of the folks making Photo+Adventure a success!

Photo+Adventure 2019