Spielwarenmesse: FAQ

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Spielwarenmesse® worldwide



Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions.

Key facts about Spielwarenmesse®

Spielwarenmesse® is the world’s leading fair for the toy branch with about 2,700 exhibitors from 60+ nations and over 75,000 trade visitors from more than 120 nations each year. Admission is restricted solely to companies trading in the branches represented at Spielwarenmesse®.

The next Spielwarenmesse® takes place from 28 January - 02 February 2015 on the Nuremberg exhibition site.

Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission 5 p.m.)
Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4 p.m.)

Registration and tickets

No. Spielwarenmesse® is a pure trade fair, to which only the relevant trade visitors are admitted. Proof of trade visitor status is necessary.

Trade visitors are all persons who trade in or work with toys or other products represented at Spielwarenmesse® on a commercial basis. The core target group of Spielwarenmesse® comprises trade buyers. The decisive factor for eligibility for visiting Spielwarenmesse® is proof of the person’s legitimate interest. For more details see the definition of a trade visitor.

For accreditation for Spielwarenmesse®, simply register online.

As trade visitor from Germany please have ready

  • a copy of your trading licence or extract from the commercial register and
  • two invoices from your suppliers

You will receive the login information for the online ticket shop to purchase tickets for the upcoming Spielwarenmesse® as soon as possible.

No. Visitors from Germany receive their permit from us by post or the login data for the online ticket shop by e-mail automatically in autumn.

International visitors are also contacted automatically by the relevant representative and then receive the login data to the online ticket shop.

Have you received a permit until now but in future would prefer to receive the login data for the online ticket shop by e-mail? No problem, just send us a brief e-mail to visitors@spielwarenmesse.de.

Buy tickets in advance until 27.01.2015, 12:00 noon at discounted prices. You will need your login data. As a registered trade visitors you receive the login data to the online ticket shop in November.

Of course, you can purchase tickets during the fair directly on the fair grounds.

Admission prices

  ticket desk* (NCC West, Entrance Mitte, NCC Ost)
one-day ticket 25,00 €
permanent ticket 49,00 €
  * e-tickets can be purchased online to the ticket desk price

Yes, you can use all public transport services covered by the Nuremberg integrated transport system (VGN) free of charge during Spielwarenmesse®, provided you have a valid entrance pass for the fair. Your paper ticket also acts as your ticket for travel by public transport. If you have an e-ticket, please always have the separate VGN printout with you as proof of entitlement.

Visa, hotel, child care

For information about accomodation and travel packages see "travel & stay".

Visas are still required for entry into Germany from many countries. We send visitors from these countries personal invitations together with the permit for purchasing an entrance pass at the ticket office. Visitors can use this personal invitation to apply for a visa at the responsible embassy or consulate general.

Please send your request to Marion Weiß (m.weiss@spielwarenmesse.de). Requests for personal invitations should arrive by 9 January 2015 at the latest. We regret that we cannot process inquiries received after this date.

Children under the age of 16 years are not admitted. Those over 16 will need an official ID. Spielwarenmesse eG offers parents who bring their children to the event a free day care center in Service Center West (room Venedig). Toys are available for all ages. Lunch is offered at extra cost.

The opening times: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Your contact:

Marion Weiß

+49(0)911 99813-88

Contact directly the Spielwarenmesse eG's representative in your country:

Spielwarenmesse® App

No matter where you are, the mobile fair guide always gives you easy access to all the information you need for planning your personal visit to the fair. The newest version for Spielwarenmesse® 2015 is available now.

Tip: Turn your Bluetooth on! Thus you can profit from the new iBeacon technology, which will be used at the Spielwarenmesse® for the first time.



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