Purchasing admission tickets – here’s how
Buy your admission ticket now from the Ticket Shop. Your receipt will be sent to you by post.
Once you have completed your order, your admission ticket will be available for you immediately. Just click on the link, print out the admission ticket (in the original size in black-and-white) und bring it with you to the trade fair. This saves you time at the box office in Cologne.
Please note that the admission ticket is personalized and non-transferable. It is only valid in conjunction with a valid photo ID. The terms and conditions regarding returns/exchanges as specified in Item 7 of our General Terms and Conditions apply to any return and/or exchange of such an admission ticket.
Methods of payment
You can pay by credit card in the Ticket Shop. Customers from Germany can also pay using the direct debit process.
For the duration of the respective trade fair, all admission tickets and trade fair passes that display the symbol of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg ( VRS) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr ( VRR) are valid for free travel on busses, S-Bahns (commuter trains), underground trains, and regional trains within the extended VRS network. They are only valid for travel to and from the Koelnmesse exhibition centre (only in conjunction with your personal ID). Not included are Deutsche Bahn trains that are subject to a supplementary charge as for instance IC/EC or ICE.
If you are travelling to our fair from a country whose citizens require a visa for Germany, you will need an official letter from Koelnmesse. In order for us to formulate this letter as precisely as possible, you must provide us with various details.
Please complete all of the points listed in the form designated for this purpose. We will then send you the official letter by fax and will also forward a copy to the nearest German consulate in your country.
Please inquire about the entry requirements applying to you (e.g. visa requirement) sufficiently in advance before you come to the event and carry out the necessary formalities yourself. Koelnmesse will accept no responsibility if you do not receive a visa or do not receive it on time, or if you are unable to travel to the event due to other reasons.
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