14.–18.03.2023 #IDScologne

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Code redemption IDS

The IDS ticket shop for codes redemtion will be available here as of January 2023.

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

You can exchange your code for an admission ticket in the ticket shop in three simple steps:

  1. Enter your voucher code in the input field and click "Continue".
  2. Register in the ticket shop.
  3. You will revceive an order confirmation with further information about your ticket.

Note: Codes are always assigned to a certain type of admission ticket, i.e. voucher for a day ticket.

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

Further information

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 .

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 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.

Would you like to know more?

  • Besucher-Hotline IDS

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

    Write an e-mail