Fair lake with ISPO Munich flags

Arrival Fairs & Events - All information about travel and stay

A trip to Messe München or the MOC - Event Center Messe München needs to be well-prepared. Since hotel rooms in Bavaria's capital are in high demand during trade fairs, you should plan your trip to ISPO Group events in good time and book your accommodation early. Our information on how to get there, hotel bookings and visa applications will help you.

Trade Fair Center Messe München - The most important addresses at a glance

You have to go to the Trade Fair Center Messe München in Riem for ISPO Munich or another event? Then this way:

Trade fair center/ICM: An der Point, 81829 München
West Entrance: Am Messesee, 81829 München
North Entrance: Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 12, 81829 München
East Entrance: Am Messeturm 4, 81829 München
Parking Lot West: Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 6, 81829 München
Admin Office (Gate 1): Willy-Brandt-Allee, 81829 München

By car
Anreise ISPO Digitize Summit
By car

ISPO Munich is held at the Messe München trade fair center, which is right next to the A94 freeway, just like the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM). You can get to both of these venues by taking either the exit for Feldkirchen-West (Exit 6) or for München-Riem (Exit 5). There is a traffic guidance system in place at the trade fair center, which regulates the flow of traffic and will direct you to the nearest available parking space.

Low emission zone and fine dust sticker

If you are traveling to us by car, please don’t forget that Munich city center is a low emission zone. This applies to the entire area within the “Mittlerer Ring,” which is a ring road around the city center. The “Mittlerer Ring” itself is deemed to be outside of the low emission zone. You may only enter the zone if you have a green emissions sticker, but you will know when you are approaching the area in question as it is signposted. You will not need to enter the low emission zone in order to drive to the Trade Fair Center Messe München.

If you are keen to explore the city before or after your visit to the trade fair or if you are planning to stay at a hotel in the center, you will need to display an emissions sticker. This is a requirement for all cars, buses, RVs, and trucks registered inside and outside of Germany that will be entering the low emission zone. Anyone who does not comply with this regulation will be charged a fine of EUR 80 and will have one penalty point recorded on the Flensburg database of traffic violators.

You can order the sticker conveniently on the Internet using the following links:

Order for cars that are registered outside of Germany

Order for cars that are registered in Germany

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By subway
Anreise ISPO Munich Bahn
By subway

The Messe München trade fair center has excellent links with Munich’s public transport system, being served directly by two U-Bahn stations–“Messestadt West” and “Messestadt Ost”. Both stations fall within the inner tariff zone of the Munich Transport and Traffic Association network (MVV). You will need to buy a ticket for one zone if you are traveling from the city center to the trade fair venue (e.g. from Hauptbahnhof).

Trains run on the U-Bahn line between 04:00 and 01:00 and  leave every 5 minutes during peak times on working days.

Please note: The entry ticket price for ISPO Munich does not include any travel on public transport. The only exception to this is if you hold an ISPO Card. For card holders travel by bus or train across the entire MVV network is included on the days the trade fair is on.

Recommendation: We recommend buying an MVV day card –you just need to validate it once and you will be able to travel until 06:00 the next morning, either on your own or as a group.

MVV tickets and fares

FAQ on MVV tickets

MVV timetable

MVV network maps

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By plane
Lufthansa Group
By plane

With special offers from Lufthansa, an airport shuttle, and excellent transport links to the Messe München trade fair center, traveling to ISPO Munich by plane is convenient and stress-free.

There are almost 100 airlines offering 70 direct connections to get you to the city from almost 250 departure locations. You can find out which flights are currently available and read more about Munich Airport here.

The platforms for the S1 and S8 lines are located directly beneath the central area at Munich Airport and the S-Bahn trains heading toward the city center run every 20 minutes. You can buy tickets for the Munich public transport network once you arrive at the airport and they accept payment by cash, and debit and credit cards. 

  • Route 1 on the S8 Train (46 minutes): Take the S8 S-Bahn from the airport, heading toward “Ostbahnhof.” Change at “Ostbahnhof” and get on the U5 U-Bahn heading toward “Neuperlach.” Get off the train at the “Innsbrucker Ring” station and get on the U2 U-Bahn toward “Messestadt Ost.”
  • Route 2 on the S8 Train (60 minutes): Take the S8 S-Bahn from the airport, heading toward “Herrsching.” Change at “Hauptbahnhof” and get on the U2 U-Bahn heading toward “Messestadt Ost.”
  • Route 3 on the S1 Train (60 minutes): Take the S1 S-Bahn from the airport, heading toward “Ostbahnhof.” Change at “Hauptbahnhof” and get on the U2 U-Bahn heading toward “Messestadt Ost.”

Getting from the airport to the venue taking a cab

There are 3500 cabs in Munich in total, so taking one to the Messe München trade fair center from the airport won’t be any problem at all. You will find plenty of cabs waiting right outside the terminal buildings. The fixed price for a one-way journey is EUR 63. It will take you around 35 minutes to get there, depending on what the traffic is like. This price applies only to the shortest route in kilometers between the airport and the trade fair center.

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Special rates for travel to ISPO Munich 2022

ISPO Munich takes place on the grounds of Messe München, which is very well connected to the local infrastructure. Regardless of whether you plan to travel by public transport, train, car or plane, you will get there.

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, there is a special event ticket for the journey to ISPO Munich. In addition, Lufthansa offers a special fare that provides exhibitors and visitors to the trade fair with discounted airfares and special conditions. A shuttle bus will take you comfortably from Munich Airport directly to the trade show grounds.

Discover all special rates

MOC - Event Center Messe München - The most important addresses at a glance

You have to go to the MOC - Event Center Messe München? Then this way:


MOC - Event Center Munich Trade Fair
Lilienthalallee 40
80939 Munich

By car
Autos fahren auf der Autobahn in Richtung München
By car

The MOC- Event Center Messe München is easily accessible by car due to its proximity to the highway with a direct connection to the A9 Nuremberg / Salzburg.

Via the A9 freeway:
Exit München-Freimann, then continue on Heidemannstraße and after about 500 m turn left into Lilienthalallee. In the city of Munich, additional traffic signs will guide you to the MOC.

Various parking areas are available on site. On the MOC site, the MOC underground parking lot offers space for over 1,500 cars. At Lilienthalallee 35, the Zenith underground car park offers further parking facilities.

Low emission zone: What you should know

If you want to drive into the center of Munich, your vehicle needs a green fine dust sticker. The center of the Bavarian capital is designated as an environmental zone. This applies to the entire area within the Mittlerer Ring, a ring road in the city. The Mittlerer Ring itself is not part of the zone. The MOC site, however, is not part of the environmental zone.

Important: The sticker requirement applies to all domestic and foreign cars, buses, motor homes and trucks! A violation of the regulation is punished with 80 Euros.

Where you can buy the green fine dust sticker

You can obtain the fine dust sticker from vehicle registration offices, technical inspection agencies such as TÜV and Dekra, and authorized AU workshops (AU = exhaust emission test). Alternatively, you can order the sticker online.

Ordering for cars registered abroad

Order for cars registered in Germany

For more information about the low emission zone and a possible exemption from the sticker requirement, visit umwelt-plakette.de.

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By train
Metro station in Munich
By train

Environmentally friendly and fast - the grounds of the MOC - Event Center Messe München can be easily reached by subway. Modern trains take you comfortably and safely to your destination.

The subway line 6 (U6) takes you comfortably to the MOC every 5 minutes during rush hours. From Munich's Marienplatz, the journey to the "Kieferngarten" stop takes just 15 minutes. From there, you can easily reach the grounds on foot.

Which ticket do you need?

Coming from the city center:

To travel from the main train station to the exhibition grounds, you need to buy a ticket for one zone. This costs €3.50 (as of January 2022) for a single trip for one person.

Travel from the airport:

If you are traveling to or from the airport, you will need an outer zone ticket. We have put together some extra information for you on traveling by S-Bahn from Munich Airport.

You can find all useful information about tickets and prices on the information page of the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft.

More about tickets and prices

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By plane
Airplane
By plane

You are coming to Munich by plane? Perfect, then you can already look forward to a relaxed journey. On this page you will find all the information you need for your travel planning.

Munich Airport (MUC) - Your personal hub

Franz Josef Strauss Airport is Germany's second-largest airport and thus excellently connected to the national and international flight network. Almost 100 airlines with 70 direct connections bring you directly to Munich from almost 250 departure points.

Information on flight connections

From the airport to MOC by public transport

The S-Bahn brings you comfortably and quickly to your destination. You will find the S-Bahn station directly under the central area of Munich Airport. After arriving at the terminal, follow the signs with the green circle and the white S. The S-Bahn trains of lines S1 and S8 run every 10 minutes in the direction of the city center. This way you can reach the MOC directly from Munich Airport:

Route 1 with the S8

  • Take the S8 from the airport in the direction of Herrsching.
  • Change at Marienplatz to the U6 in the direction of Fröttmaning or U6 in the direction of Garching, Forschungszentrum.
  • Get off at the Kieferngarten stop. The journey takes about 60 minutes.

Route 2 with the S1

  • Take the S1 from the airport in the direction of Leuchtenbergring.
  • Change at Marienplatz to the U6 in the direction of Fröttmaning or U6 in the direction of Garching, Forschungszentrum.
  • Get off at the Kieferngarten stop. The journey takes about 60 minutes.

You can buy Munich public transport tickets at the airport and pay with cash, EC or credit card. Either at the ticket counter in the "München Airport Center", level 03, from 07:30 to 22:00. Or around the clock at the ticket machines in the "München Airport Center".

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Accommodation & Visa

No matter where you go, find out about accommodation and visas in good time.

Accommodation and stay
Hotel room
Accommodation and stay

Our hotel room service will help you quickly find suitable accommodation for your trade show visit at ISPO Munich. Whether you are looking for individual rooms, larger allotments, or accommodations from private providers, all of these services are good starting points for your booking inquiries. You can be contacted by mail, phone or e-mail.

More info on hotels, restaurants & attractions

If you want to know where to eat or shop in Munich, the following guides from Messe München are for you.

Everything you need to know about staying in Munich

Hotel guide for Munich

Restaurant guide for Munich

Experience Munich: Events, shopping, sightseeing

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Guests from abroad: Apply for visa
Visa Service on computer
Guests from abroad: Apply for visa

If you are traveling to Germany from outside Europe, you must be aware that a visa is required for nationals of many countries. Learn more about applying for a visa here.

Who needs a visa?

The German Foreign Office provides an up-to-date list of all countries that require visas and those that do not: List of countries requiring or requiring visas from the German Foreign Office.

Citizens of EU countries generally do not need a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

The specific visa requirements for entering Germany can be found on the websites of the German missions abroad.

Visa service: Request a letter of invitation

If you need a letter of invitation for your visa, you can request it by sending an e-mail to visa@messe-muenchen.de.

Please note that we need the following information to process your request:

  • Event name: ISPO Munich
  • Nationality (and residence if different)
  • Participation as: Visitor or Exhibitor

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about visa matters can be found on the website of the German Foreign Office.

Do you have any further questions?

If you still have questions regarding your visa application, please contact the Messe München foreign representative in your country or send us an e-mail to visa@messe-muenchen.de.

*Visa invitation letters from ISPO Munich can be requested from us by e-mail.

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