Lokschuppen Rosenheim Exhibition Centre

The cultural heart of the town of Rosenheim is semi-circular. It is a former engine shed which was transformed into an architectural gem in 1988. The result was one of the most beautiful exhibition centres in Germany which was awarded a prize by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (German Association of Architects)

In an international treaty, Bavaria and Austria agreed to lay a new railway line from Munich to Salzburg and Innsbruck, running through Rosenheim.

King Max II gave his permission for a railway station complex to be built in Rosenheim. The line between Munich and Rosenheim was already ready for use.

The train station in Rosenheim was inaugurated.

The first test ride from Rosenheim to Salzburg was carried out. The train station complex was expanded for the first time.

It was requested that the railway station will be moved.


The official opening of the new railway station (at its current location) took place.


The town of Rosenheim bought the old railway station complex. The station building has been used as the town hall since then. The Lokschuppen (which means engine shed) was used as a warehouse for the town authorities.


A single storey connecting building was added between the end buildings of the Lokschuppen and was used as a warehouse for the town authorities.

Part of the warehouse burnt down. The buildings were rebuilt and extended.

The warehouse in the Lokschuppen caught fire again.

When it was rebuilt, the Lokschuppen was given a flat pitched roof.

A three-storey warehouse for the town authorities was built between the end buildings.

The town archives and the town library were moved into the Lokschuppen.

Part of the round building was converted into a sports hall, the neighbourhood assistance and worker's welfare organisations, among others, were moved into the end buildings.

The use for the building was reallocated again and the end buildings were partly used by the town's official departments.

The former train station and the Lokschuppen were entered into the town of Rosenheim's list of monuments. The building which had been added between the end buildings and was used as a warehouse was demolished and the semi-circular forecourt was used as a car park.

As a reward for preserving the Lokschuppen, the decision was made to display the Bavarian part of the national exhibition "The Bavarii 488-788" in partnership with the Federal State of Salzburg planned for 1988 in Rosenheim.

A architectural competition for the conversion and renovation of the Lokschuppen took place. The design by Professor Joseph Karg from Munich won first place and he was commissioned with further planning work.

The effective combination of a historic building with modern additions was awarded a prize by the Bund Deutscher Architekten.

The Lokschuppen Exhibition Centre was opened with the exhibition "The Bavarii".

The Veranstaltungs- & Kongress GmbH Rosenheim (VKR) (Rosenheim Event & Congress Co.) took over management of the Lokschuppen. Since then, national exhibitions and special exhibitions of high-quality and cultural value have been carried out on behalf of the town of Rosenheim.