The most frequently asked press-specific questions on didacta and the appropriate answers can be found here:

Please find the opening hours of the Press Centre here

Admission to a previous event is no guarantee for renewed accreditation. A new application has to be made for each event. Please observe the current accreditation guidelines.

You can become accredited online or on-site during the current event (see point 4).

Press Center North/Congress Centre North (near Hall 8)

No. Each person from a medium has to apply for an accreditation individually using the online form. Group applications cannot be processed.

Yes, press tickets will only be issued to persons aged 16 and over. Press tickets can only be issued to younger people on presentation of a youth press card.

Holders of a youth press card receive accreditation for one day.

After successful accreditation, the press tickets will be directly sent out per post. Due to the high number of enquiries, the accreditation can take up to 3 weeks.

Please check your SPAM file. The subject of the confirmation email is: Noreply Koelnmesse: Your personal press ticket.

We possibly did not receive your enquiry. Please try again!

The accreditation guidelines were not fulfilled or not completely fulfilled. Evidence is missing or is not sufficient.

Free WiFi access is available in the Press Centre North, in Conference Room A at the Congress Centre North as well as in the Web Centre in the passageway 4-5

The free WiFi offer for the visitors is available via the SSID (name of the WiFi network) #hotspot.koelnmesse. After registering on the portal page of this network, you will have free access to the Internet.

Press car park is available under the Zoobrücke bridge (near Hall 8) and on the east side of Hall 11 (near gate E)

The press appointments are listed under press appointments . We kindly ask for your understanding that we post the press appointments online shortly before the trade fair in order to secure the completeness of the appointments.