FAQ für visitors

FAQ für visitors

Admission requirements

  • 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?
    No, Euroepan Coatings Show is only open to people over the age of 18 – even babies and infants cannot be brought with you. There is no childcare.
  • 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.

Travel and services on-site

  • 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. You 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, KNAUS Campingpark Nuremberg, 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.
  • Whom should I contact if I have lost something?
    You have lost something? Please contact our colleagues from Security Control Unit (SCU) at T +49 9 11 86 06-70 00. They can tell you if the lost property has been turned in.
  • Can I buy something at European Coatings Show?
    No, there are no direct sales.

Services for persons with handicap

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.

By plane

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:

Barrier-free travel
T +49 91 19 37 00
E-Mail: information@airport-nuernberg.de

Taxi station

Nuremberg has some transport services with specially equipped vehicles. For enquiries, please call Nuremberg’s central taxi station directly: T +49 91 11 94 10

Which services provides the exhibition center?

Parking at the exhibition centre
By displaying a valid disabled parking permit, 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: T +49 9 11 86 06-70 00


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.
E-Mail: messe@kvnuernberg-stadt.brk.de
T +49 9 11 86 06-62 09

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:

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

Guide dogs are of course allowed.

Exhibitors & products

Where can I get information about exhibitors and products?

Under the following link you can find out all about the exhibiting companies and can download the latest list of exhibitors.

Exhibitors & Products

Tickets & Vouchers

How do I get an entrance ticket for European Coatings Show?

Tickets sales and voucher redemption will take place exclusively online. Register in our online TicketShop to purchase your entrance ticket or redeem your voucher code in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased on-site, neither can voucher codes be redeemed on-site.

After you completed the registration process successfully until the confirmation page “Thank you for your order”, you will receive your e-Ticket by e-mail or you can print it out immediately by clicking on “View my tickets”.

In exceptional cases please contact VisitorServices directly via e-mail at besucherservice@nuernbergmesse.de or via phone at T +49 9 11 86 06-96 96.

In many countries, the international representatives of NürnbergMesse are available for ticket sales, as well as for the provision of information about visas.

Can I use the public transport in Nuremberg with my exhibition ticket?

Yes, you can use the public transport with your ticket. On your e-ticket, you can find the transport ticket which entitles you to use the Nuremberg local public transport network.

Is my voucher valid for one or several days?

Your voucher shall apply for admission for one day.


Where can I get a visa for my exhibition visit?

Our international representatives are happy to help. If there is no international representative in your country, please contact the VisitorService.

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.