Important questions and answers (FAQ) about European Coatings Show
Do I have to be a trade visitor to be able to visit European Coatings Show?
European Coatings Show is reserved for professionals from the coatings and paint sector. As a visitor, you do not have to prove your industry affiliation, however. Please note that – as at all trade fairs – a direct sale to end consumers is not possible.
Are children admitted to European Coatings Show?
Yes, children up to 12 years are granted free access to European Coatings Show. Additionally, pupils/students/trainees in the respective industry are also granted free access. Please contact the VisitorService in regards to this.
Can I bring my pet with me to European Coatings Show
For safety reasons, you are not allowed to bring pets with you. Guide dogs are, of course, an exception to this rule.
Can I bring a trolley or a carrying case with me to European Coatings Show?
Yes, trolleys or carrying cases are allowed at the exhibition venue during European Coatings Show. We recommend to leave your trolley / carrying case at the cloakroom for your convenience.
What address shall I enter in my navigation system?
You can simply enter "Nürnberg". The dynamic traffic guidance system will guide you past all the queues to a vacant parking space. Alternatively, please use the following address:"Karl-Schönleben-Strasse, 90471 Nürnberg" or the special destination "Messe".
Where can I find parking spaces? How much do these cost? Are there disabled parking spaces?
There are enough parking spaces on-site. Our parking guidance system guides you to the vacant parking spaces; the daily charge is EUR 9 during European Coatings Show. You can receive information by telephone at +49 911 8606 0. Parking spaces for disabled people are located near the entrances.
Are there pitches for caravans?
Within walking distance of the exhibition centre, there is a camp site, at which exhibition visitors who come with a caravan can rent pitches. No caravans can be parked on the site of the exhibition centre Nuremberg itself.
Is there a shuttle service from the airport/Nuremberg Central Station to the exhibition centre?
No because you can reach the exhibition venue quickly and easily both from the Central Station and from the airport with public transport. You can find further information on this in our travel tips.
Are there lockers at the exhibition venue?
Yes, there are lockers in the Mitte, West and Ost entrance areas. Use of these is free of charge. The coin that you have to insert to lock the lockers serves as a deposit and will be returned.
You can also leave your property and items of luggage in the cloakroom for a fee at any time.
Can I use WiFi at the exhibition venue?
As a visitor of European Coatings Show, you are online free of charge throughout the exhibition venue.
You would like fast Internet? Use our high-speed WiFi for EUR 5 per hour with minute-based billing – or book access for a whole day for EUR 25.
Where can I find a restaurant at the exhibition venue?
In our floor plan , you can find the locations of cafés, restaurants and all the exhibition's other facilities.
Where can I charge my mobile at the exhibition venue?
You can use chargers in the Business Lounge between halls 4 and 5 for no charge.
Whom should I contact if I have lost something?
Please contact our colleagues from the Facility Service in the entrance area of Service Center Mitte.
Can I buy something at European Coatings Show?
No, there are no direct sales.
How to travel barrier-free?
Barrier-free access by public transport and rail
You can get from the main station to the exhibition centre in about 8 minutes by underground. All underground stations are at least equipped with a lift that goes directly from platform level.
- Information for subway, bus, tram
Information for S-Bahn
Service-Telefon VGN: +49 91127075 0
Mobility Service Centre
Service-Telefon: +49 180 6512512
The Albrecht Dürer Airport has had it as a major objective to enable people with disabilities to travel completely without barriers. All services at the airport at a glance:
Tel.: +49 911 937 00
Nuremberg has some transport services with specially equipped vehicles. For enquiries, please call Nuremberg's central taxi station directly: +49 911 19 410
Which services provides the exhibition center?
Parking at the exhibition centre
By displaying a valid disabled pass, you can park for free near the entrance to our VIP car park
Our entire fairground is accessible. Facilities at higher levels can be easily reached via our lifts.
Operation Center: First aid and medical support, police
In our Operation Centre near the central entrance, you will find a first aid station run by the BRK (Bavarian Red Cross), police and freely accessible bathroom facilities.
In the event of an emergency at the exhibition centre, our SecurityControlUnit is available to help. Emergency number: +49 911 8606 7000
Washrooms and toilets are located at the Central (Operation Centre), East and West entrances, in all service areas between the halls and at NCC East. The wheelchair-accessible sanitary facilities on the exhibition grounds are freely available.
Free wheelchair hire
You have the option of borrowing a wheelchair for your visit from BRK.
- Normal wheelchair, free on presentation of ID card
- Electric wheelchair, 1st day € 100.00, each additional day € 50.00.
Please contact the BRK at least 14 days before visit. For more short-notice enquiries, please telephone BRK directly.
Telefon: +49 911 8606 6209
Handover location at the exhibition centre can be agreed with BRK on a case-by-case basis.
Telephone numbers for BRK at the exhibition centre
Depending on the event, BRK will be present at the following stations:
Operation Center: +49 911 8606 6156
NCC West: +49 911 8606 6756
NCC Ost: +49 911 8606 6956
Frankenhalle: +49 911 8606 6356
Visiting with accompanying persons
If you are dependent on an accompanying person during your visit to the exhibition, he/she is entitled to free admission upon presentation of your disabled pass.
Guide dogs are of course allowed.
Where can I get information about exhibitors and products?
Under Exhibitors & Products, you can find out all about the exhibiting companies and can download the latest list of exhibitors.
How do I get an entrance ticket for European Coatings Show?
Advance sales take place online. Register (and provide evidence of your eligibility) in our TicketShop and purchase your entrance ticket in advance.
Of course, you can also purchase your entrance ticket on-site, (upon presenting your proof of eligibility).
In many countries, the international representatives of NürnbergMesse are available for ticket sales, as well as for the provision of information about visas.
I am unable to print out my e-ticket. What can I do?
In your confirmation e-mail, you can find a link which you can use to print out your ticket again.
Can I use the public transport in Nuremberg with my exhibition ticket?
No, unfortunately, you cannot use the public transport with your ticket. You can find further information on fares etc. at www.vgn.de.
Why does the online TicketShop close before the start of the exhibition?
The proof of eligibility must be checked manually. So that you can receive your ticket on time for European Coatings Show, the ordering process must be completed a couple of days before the start of the exhibition.
Can I redeem my printed voucher on-site?
Yes, that is possible. A service fee of EUR 5 will be charged. Please bring your voucher with you to the exhibition and exchange it for an entrance ticket at the counters in the entrance area.
In order to avoid waiting times on-site, however, we recommend that you redeem your printed voucher online in advance. Register and confirm your order via the yellow button "complete order". Then you will receive your e-ticket by e-mail, but you can also print this out immediately.
Can I redeem my electronic voucher code on-site?
Please note that vouchers can be redeemed free of charge online only in the VoucherShop. If you would like to redeem your vouchers on-site a service fee of EUR 5 will be charged. Please note that there may be waiting times in case you wish to redeem your codes on-site.
Is my voucher (printed voucher or electronic voucher code) valid for one or several days?
Your voucher shall apply for admission for one day/the whole exhibition/two days.
Where can I get a visa for my exhibition visit?
Please note the mail decree of the Federal Foreign Office of 24.07.2013:
In the future, you can generally dispense with the invitation letter from the exhibition companies in the accompanying documents for a visa application. Please clarify with the embassy / the consulate in your country whether an invitation letter from us is necessary.