FOR BUSINESS | gamescom: 23.–27.08.2023 ONL: 22.08.2023

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Buy tickets for the gamescom 2023


Prices for trade visitors

Ticket typePrice 2023
Day ticket*
valid Wed,Thu or Fr
59.50 EUR
3 day ticket*
valid Wed-Fr
117.00 EUR

*The ticket for trade visitors is valid for both the business and the entertainment area on site and entitles the holder to participate in the digital B2B community gamescom biz.

Important notes

Trade visitor tickets are intended for personal use and must be legitimized in advance. You can also purchase trade visitor tickets for other persons. The invited persons have to register themselves, provide the trade visitor legitimization and redeem the received code. In accordance with the opening hours of the business area from Wednesday, August 23, to Friday, August 25, 2023, trade visitors can purchase three 1-day tickets or a 3-day ticket for their own visit to gamescom.
In addition, the purchase of trade visitor tickets for Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2023 is possible at the price of private visitor tickets (while stocks last).

Do I qualify as a trade visitor?

Following the price list you will find further information about your ticket.

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Prices for private visitors

Ticket typeSaturdayThursday, Friday or Sunday
Day ticket 36.00 EUR 27.00 EUR
Day ticket discounted* 28.00 EUR 19.50 EUR
Family ticket** 75.00 EUR 60.00 EUR
Evening ticket (access from 4 p.m.) 11.00 EUR 9.00 EUR

* For pupils, students, trainees, pensioners, seniors over 65 years of age, severely disabled people, voluntary social service workers (FSJ/FÖJ) upon presentation of the relevant proof. Please have your identification document for reduced tickets ready in the entrance area.

** Family day ticket: Valid for a maximum of 5 people, including a maximum of two adults and at least one child aged seven to twelve.

Further information

Additional information about the admission tickets

Day ticket: Entitles to one-time access to the trade fair on the specified day only. The day ticket loses its validity when leaving the event.

3-day ticket (for trade visitors only): Entitles the holder to enter the event in the period 23.-25.08.2023.

green ticket (Climate protection contribution)

With your contribution of one Euro, you support the reforestation of the gamescom forest together with us. Available in addition to any ticket type.

Payment methods

In the Ticket Shop you can pay via PayPal or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express).

Age restriction for private visitors

Certain age restrictions apply to gamescom.

Children aged 4-6 can enter the event free of charge. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted, even if accompanied by their parents!

Children aged 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting gamescom.

Adolescents aged 12 and over may visit gamescom without adult supervision.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed to enter the trade fair grounds.

Access authorizations for trade visitors

Only trade visitors are entitled to visit the business area. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor approvals on site. Here you find information about our trade visitor's target groups .

Important information for trade visitors

For legitimation as a trade visitor, you require a trade register excerpt, a trade certificate or other suitable documentation indicating that you:

  • are professionally involved with the development, the manufacture or the sale/trade of games and/or their accessories and/or professionally use/incorporate such content significantly in in other industries
  • that you belong to other stakeholders from the segment of professional eSports and the related industries of gaming, media, advertising and licences, as well as the participating service industries
  • are a student of a relevant programme of study existing in a functional relationship with the gaming industry

Trade visitors must be at the age of 18 at least!

Dogs and other pets are not allowed to enter the trade fair grounds.

Travel ticket

You will receive your free travel ticket in a separate email. To use public transport, print out the PDF file in A4 format or download the PDF file to your mobile device.

The ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport in the extended network of the Rhein Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) .

This does not include trains of Deutsche Bahn AG that are subject to surcharges, such as IC/EC or ICE.

The ticket only entitles the holder to travel to and from Koelnmesse GmbH during the specified trade fair period. It is not transferable to other persons and is only valid in conjunction with a valid photo ID and the admission ticket to the specified Koelnmesse GmbH event.

Access process

1. Buy a ticket or redeem your digital ticket code:

Please register in the Ticket Shop and create a Koelnmesse account or log in with your existing access data.

In the Ticket Shop you can buy your ticket or redeem and personalize your digital ticket code.

In addition, you must legitimize yourself as a trade visitor.

2. You will receive an email with the ticket PDF.

We will send you an order confirmation with the ticket as a PDF file. The tickets will also be made available for download to the wallet of the respective mobile device.

You can retrieve your trade fair tickets at any time in the Ticket Shop via "My orders".

3. You attend gamescom

With your printed ticket or with the ticket as PDF/ in the wallet of your mobile device you get access to the fairground.

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