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Useful information on travel, hotel bookings and visa applications before you visit OutDoor by ISPO or ISPO Munich at the Trade Fair Center Messe München.

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 OutDoor by ISPO, 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
Parking Lot West: Paul-Henri-Spaak-Str. 6, 81829 München
Admin Office (Gate 1): Willy-Brandt-Allee, 81829 München

By public transport
Anreise ISPO Munich Bahn
By public transport

Your arrival with Deutsche Bahn

Book the best price from Deutsche Bahn now! From €55.90 (one way) with the event ticket.

The extra for you as a visitor! Your event ticket at a fixed price nationwide, from any DB station. Book** online and get the guaranteed cheapest ticket. We offer you an overview of all rail offers on your desired route.

Your advantages

Book your train for ISPO Munich 2024

Event Ticket one-way and specific train (subject to availability):

1st class 89,90 € (seat reservation incl.)
2nd class 55,90 €

Event Ticket one-way and fully flexible:

1st class 112,90 € (seat reservation incl.)
2nd class 77,90 €

If you have any questions about the booking process, please contact the service number +49 (0) 30 58 60 20 901.

You can find more information about the event ticket* here.

* This ticket does not entitle you to enter the event. Booking is possible 6 months before the start of the event.

Take the subway to ISPO Munich or OutDoor by ISPO

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). The MVV ticket is included in the ISPO Munich Ticket 2024.

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

MVV tickets and fares

FAQ on MVV tickets

MVV timetable

MVV network maps

By car
By car

ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO are 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

By plane
Lufthansa Group
By plane

Travelling by plane is easy and convenient. Here you will find information on special Lufthansa ticket offers and on the onward journey from Munich Airport to Messe München: by exclusive bus shuttle, taxi or local public transport.
Almost 100 airlines with 70 direct connections bring you from almost 250 departure points to the city of Munich. On the website of the airport "Franz Joseph Strauß" you will find all current flight connections and further useful information.

Special fares of the Lufthansa Group Airlines

Lufthansa Group Airlines bring people together - every day, all over the world.

The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination possibilities. So you benefit from fast and direct flight connections to the event.

Via this link and with the event code DEAUEAD you can reach the booking platform. The discounted fares will be displayed automatically.

Attention: Allow pop-ups in your browser permanently during the booking process, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open. If the flight selection cannot be displayed via Internet Explorer, please use another browser.

By S-Bahn to the exhibition grounds

Directly below the central area of Munich Airport you will find the platforms of the S1 and S8 lines. The S-Bahn trains in the direction of the city centre run every 10 minutes. You can buy Munich public transport tickets at the airport and pay with cash, EC or credit card.

  • Route 1 with the S8 (journey time approx. 46 minutes): Take the S8 from the airport in the direction of Ostbahnhof. Change at Ostbahnhof to the U5 in the direction of Neuperlach Süd. At Innsbrucker Ring, change to the U2 in the direction of Messestadt Ost.
  • Route 2 with the S8 (journey time approx. 60 minutes): Take the S8 from the airport in the direction of Herrsching. Change at the main station to the U2 in the direction of Messestadt Ost.
  • Route 3 with the S1 (journey time approx. 60 minutes): Take the S1 from the airport in the direction of Ostbahnhof. At the main station, change to the U2 in the direction of Messestadt Ost.

By taxi from the airport to the Trade Fair Center Messe München

One of Munich's 3,500 taxis will take you comfortably from the airport to Messe München. The one-way journey takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic. There are numerous taxis waiting directly in front of the terminals. The fixed price for a one-way taxi ride to the exhibition centre is 85 euros. You will need about 35 minutes for the one-way journey.

By bus shuttle to the exhibition grounds

The direct connection between Munich Airport and Messe München takes you to your destination quickly, reliably and cheaply. You can choose between a one-way ticket (11 euros) and a return ticket (17 euros). Buy your bus shuttle ticket to the exhibition grounds online now and avoid waiting times at the ticket counter on site.


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 and OutDoor by ISPO. 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.

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.

Hotel room agency

a product of the DER Touristik Deutschland GmbH
Emil-von-Behring-Straße 6
60439 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 9588-3616
Fax: +49 69 9588-1913

Book accommodation for ISPO Munich

You need up to 9 rooms? → Partnerlink

You need 10 rooms and more? → Start group request

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

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

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

  • Event name: OutDoor by ISPO or 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 invitation letters from OutDoor by ISPO or ISPO Munich can be requested from us by e-mail.