• Messe Essen
  • 25. - 28. Oct. 2018

Entrance & opening times

Thursday to Saturday, October 25th to 27th, the convention is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

By entering the fairground, visitors consent to the free use of their image and voice for photographs, live broadcasts, programmes and/or recordings of image and/or sound produced by the organiser or his representative in connection with the event and their subsequent exploitation in all current and future media (such as in particular in the form of sound and image carriers, via print and digital distribution, e.g. via the Internet).

Ticket Prices for everybody at the cashier:

One-Day Tickets:

One-Day Ticket Adult 13,– EUR

One-Day Ticket Child (4 to 12 years) 7,– EUR

One-Day Ticket school children, students, the handicapped upon presentation of a valid authoritative identification 10,– EUR

One-Day Ticket Family: max. 5 persons 30,– EUR

(max. 2 adults and 3 children. Children older than 12 years must show a school identification card)

Four-Day Tickets:

Four-Day Ticket Adult 31,– EUR

Four-Day Ticket Child (4 to 12 years) 18,50 EUR

Four-Day Ticket school children, students, the handicapped upon presentation of a valid authoritative identification 23– EUR


You can purchase a Kombi-Ticket, which allows you to use the public transfer within the area of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR) to the fair and back.

Advanced Ticket sale:

All tickets for SPIEL can be purchased either via Messe Essen online or via Eventim (online and advance sales agencies).

Advanced Tickets sale via Messe Essen:

The advance sales fee in Messe Essen’s Ticket Online Shop is EUR 2,– per ticket. The ticket can be ordered and printed out conveniently at home or en route or can be shown on the smartphone/tablet at the entrance. Payment is made by SofortÜberweisung/Giropay or credit card.

Messe Essen Ticket Shop.

Advanced Tickets sale via Eventim:

Those who don’t have any of the specified means of payment available to them can purchase the tickets at advance sale agencies with the Eventim ticket service all over Germany.

Eventim’s online service is available, too. The advance sales fee at Eventim is EUR 2,30 plus service and mailing costs.

Eventim Ticket Shop.


For another EUR 6,50 extra per ticket, you can travel to and from the fair conveniently and cost-effectively in the second class within the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR). The combined tickets are available exclusively in advance sales. 

Family and season tickets are not offered as combined tickets. 

In Messe Essen’s Ticket Online Shop, please pay attention to the personalisation of the combined tickets.

Admission Tickets for Trade Visitors:

Trade Visitors can choose between One-Day Tickets and Two-Day Tickets.

Trade visitors will be able to work and conduct conversations in a quiet feel-good atmosphere in the Business Lounge in hall 3.

Accreditation for the Novelty show will be at the booth of Merz Verlag in hall 3, booth number 3H100.

One-Day Ticket Trade Visitor:

One-Day Ticket “Comfort” including access to the “Business-Lounge” EUR 24,–

One-Day Ticket “Comfort plus” access to the “Business-Lounge” and parking ticket EUR 30,–

Two-Day Ticket Trade Visitor:

Two-Day Ticket “Comfort” including access to the “Business-Lounge” EUR 41,–

Two-Day Ticket “Comfort plus” access to the “Business-Lounge” and parking ticket EUR 53,–

Trade Visitors can purchase their ticket via Messe Essen Ticket Shop. Messe Essen Ticket Shop.

At the fairground Trade Visitors can receive the ticket at sight of a Trade Visitor verification