Tickets & access requirements
Thursday to Saturday, October 6th to 8th 2022, the convention is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Sunday, October 9th 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A medical grade protective face mask covering mouth and nose (“surgical mask”) is mandatory for visitors and exhibitors at SPIEL ’22. Children aged 6 years and above must also wear the same type of face mask. Since everyone’s health is our top priority, we unfortunately cannot accept any medical certificates for exemption from the mask requirement.
You will not need any proof of vaccination to enter the fairground.
This year, in addition to the day tickets, there are also 2-day tickets, a family ticket and trade visitor tickets for SPIEL ’22.
The ticket prices sold online do not differ in price from the tickets sold on site.
Please note that there are cash desks on site at the East Entrance only. Visitors who purchase their ticket in advance can use all entrances (West, East and South).
Tickets private visitors:
Day ticket adults and children from 13 years: 19,- EUR (incl. service fee)
Day ticket children from 4 to 12 years: 11,- EUR (incl. service fee)
Day ticket families: max. 5 persons (2 adults, children not older than 12 years or with student ID) 44,- EUR. Only available at the East Entrance.
2-day ticket adults (Thursday and Friday): 34,- EUR (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket adults (Saturday and Sunday): 34,- EUR (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket children from 4 to 12 years (Thursday and Friday): 18,- EUR (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket children from 4 to 12 years (Saturday and Sunday): 18,- EUR (incl. service fee)
Severely disabled persons: Accompanying persons of severely disabled persons who have a severely disabled pass marked “B” are admitted free of charge. Tickets are exclusively available at the East Entrance.
Ticket prices for trade visitors:
Access to the Business Lounge allows you to work undisturbed in a quieter atmosphere.
You can also obtain accreditation for the New Releases Show on Thursday and Friday at the Friedhelm Merz Verlag stand in Hall 3, Stand 3H100.
Tickets can be purchased conveniently online or on site by presenting a trade visitor certificate at the box office at the East Entrance.
Trade visitors can choose between different day and 2-day tickets:
Day ticket for trade visitors:
Day ticket “Comfort” with access authorization to the Business Lounge EUR 32,– (incl. service fee)
Day ticket “Comfort plus” with access to the Business Lounge and parking ticket for P6 (only available in advance) EUR 38,– (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket for trade visitors:
2-day ticket “Comfort” with access authorization to the Business Lounge (Thursday and Friday): EUR 55,– (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket “Comfort” with access to the Business Lounge (Saturday and Sunday): EUR 55,– (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket “Comfort plus” with access to the Business Lounge and parking ticket for P6 (Thursday and Friday/available in advance only): EUR 67,– (incl. service fee)
2-day ticket “Comfort plus” with access to the business lounge and parking ticket for P6 (Saturday and Sunday/available in advance only): EUR 67,– (incl. service fee)
Please note that all tickets are excluded from exchange/cancellation.
If you have any questions regarding the ticket shop, please do not hesitate to contact the Messe Essen Visitor Service:
Tel: +49 (0) 201 31 01 430
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).
Please note that cajon backpacks (large backpacks in which games can be stowed) may not be worn on the back due to the risk of injury to other visitors.
The checkroom in Hall 8 will also accept your large bags or suitcases, which you can refill as often as you like during the day. The price per bag or suitcase is EUR 3,–. An additional fee of EUR 2,– is charged for the first refill. Each additional refill is free of charge.