22.–25.09.2021 #IDScologne

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Buy tickets for the IDS 2021


Tickets can only be booked online

In line with the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, central registration is obligatory before entering the fair grounds to ensure the collection of the contact data.  For this reason, no admission tickets for IDS 2021 will be offered at the box office on the fair grounds.

All tickets are issued digitally only.

Please order your admission ticket online from our Ticket Shop .

Admission ticket = free travel ticket
The free travel ticket is valid for public transport in the expanded network of the VRS and VRR.

Order your admission ticket online in the Ticket Shop
TicketsPriceAccess for IDS on siteDigital access for IDSconnect
Day ticket EUR 13.00
Students EUR 7.50
IDSconnect free, with registration in the Ticket Shop X

In 5 steps to your IDS visit

1. Access data:
Please register in the Ticket Shop and create your new Koelnmesse account. These access data are also valid for access to the trade fair app and the digital event platform IDSconnect.

2. Tickets:
You can buy your ticket or redeem your voucher code in the Ticket Shop.

3. IDS app:
All tickets will only be issued digitally. Therefore, download the free IDS app and register with the Koelnmesse account data from the Ticket Shop.

4. Access to the fairground:
When entering IDS, please also have your digital proof, vaccinated, tested, or recovered, and an ID document ready.

5. Access to IDSconnect :
login with your access data from the Koelnmesse account.

Further information

Your steps to the online ticket

  • Login or register for the first time at the Ticket Shop
  • Select desired ticket and complete the order transaction

Please note that this admission ticket is personalised and is not transferrable.

Payment methods

You can pay by PayPal or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express) in the Ticket Shop.

Access authorization

Trade visitor
The IDS is a trade fair. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor inspections on site.

Children and youths
Children up to the age of 15 years are not admitted to IDS. Children only from a minimum age of 16 years are admitted to the trade fair and pay the price for a Students' day ticket.

Accompanying pets
It is prohibited to bring dogs and other pets to our fair grounds.

Travel ticket

You will receive your free travel ticket in a separate e-mail.

The free travel ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport in the expanded network of the Rhein Sieg Transportoperated by the Rhein Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) .

Exempted are trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG subject to a surcharge, e.g. the IC/EC or ICE.

The public transport ticket only provides authorization for arrival and departure in the context of a visit to Koelnmesse GmbH within the indicated period of the trade fair. It is non-transferable and only valid in connection with a valid photo identification and an admission ticket of Koelnmesse GmbH.

Further travel information can be found under the rubric Travel and accommodation

Travel to Germany

Cologne is well prepared to welcome its trade fair guests and to offer them the best possible quality of stay, which is also pleasant under the current conditions. Public life is functioning - with strict observance of official regulations and with responsible behavior on the part of citizens and out-of-town guests.

The currently valid regulations of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here.

Information from the tourism umbrella organization of North Rhine-Westphalia (Tourismus NRW e.V.)

Information from KölnTourismus

In addition to the presence exhibition, IDS 2021 offers exhibitors and visitors the digital platform IDSconnect. The hybrid approach enables visitors from all over the world, who are unable to travel to the fair, to discover attractive trade fair profiles and products and to get in touch with their contacts via innovative channels. After all, whether at the trade show or in everyday business, a company's success is based on three fundamental building blocks: Inspiration, exchange and business. Where these aspects currently fall short, IDSconnect now opens up additional opportunities. Comprehensive functions make it easy to reach more potential customers, experience trends and presentations on demand, and make valuable contacts completely independent of where you are.

Access Control Covid


CH3CK: Tested. Recovered. Vaccinated.

Enjoy a safe trade fair visit with a digital ticket and an EU Digital Covid Certificate

CH3CK: more information

Download the official IDS app

Download the official IDS app

Please note that for this year's event, it is mandatory for all exhibitors and visitors to use the IDS app.

Download the official IDS app



Please remember that all participants must register at the IDS Ticket Shop and receive a digital ticket for IDSconnect. After registration log in with your access data from the Ticket Shop at IDSconnect.

To IDSconnect

Would you like to know more?

  • Besucher-Hotline IDS

    Tel. +49 180 677 3577
    Fax +49 221 821-99 1160

    Write an e-mail