The start of the IAA exhibition in Munich: Actions around the city - space for the huge exhibition!

Whether at Königsplatz, Odeonsplatz or Marienplatz: IAA is being established in full swing in Munich.

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The IAA Motor Show starts next week in Munich – and it does everything differently than before. Even without a ticket there is plenty to see and drive.

Munich – Chancellor inaugurated IAA Mobility on Tuesday. There is really a lot to see in the city centre. Because here there will be an empty area with exhibitors and campaigns for all interested parties – which are currently being worked on very vigorously and clearly.

Big tents, tall scaffolding, impressive superstructures – IAA Mobility now gives the city of Munich* a different face. Because this year’s big auto show is presented in a whole new way. In addition to the so-called IAA Summit (German: IAA Summit) on the Riem* fairgrounds, there are many activities for Munich residents in the city center, the so-called open space – and all without a ticket.

IAA in downtown Munich: testing e-scooters and e-bikes on “Blue Lane Micromobility”

The “open space” extends from Marstallplatz to Königsplatz. In between are platforms and works on Marienplatz and Max-Joseph-Platz, in front of the Residenz and the Ministry of Agriculture, on Hofgartenstraße, Odeonsplatz, Wittelsbacherplatz and Brienner Straße. Access is free.

Königsplatz is one of the IAA’s central focal points in the city center. Here exhibitors such as Bosch, Ford, ADAC and Dacia present themselves. In addition, BMW has its large stand here, and a few meters away, those interested will find what is known as the “Blue Lane Micromobility” on Brienner Strasse. There you can try e-bikes and e-scooters, among other things. You can test electronic cars yourself in 30 minutes by car.

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IAA Munich Program: Future Technology and Children’s World at Odeonsplatz

The IAA will be held at various locations in Munich in 2021.

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In and around Odeonsplatz (with a Mercedes park in front of Feldherrnhalle) it’s all about technology and smart traffic solutions. The exhibitors here show how they imagine the mobility of the future. Audi and Porsche set up large stands at Wittelsbacherplatz. There are also art facilities and hands-on stations in the residence’s fountain courtyard.

If you want to see and test bikes, Hofgartenstraße and Marstallplatz are the place to be. There is a course made up of waves and flowing curves and at Marstallplatz there is a “children’s world” with a driving school for children and face painting.

IAA plans in Munich: Grafitti workshop and environmental debates at Marienplatz

At Marienplatz the following will be discussed: about society, the environment and mobility. Here the organizers set up the so-called dialogue stage. There are workshops and discussions on social and environmental policy as well as on climate protection, sustainability and autonomous transportation. Gravity Workshops and Creative Workshops invite you to participate.

IAA 2021 in Munich: different zones and tickets for visits and test drive

Visitors who want to experience more have the opportunity to purchase an ‘Experience Ticket’. It costs 20 euros for a day (25 euros on the weekend), 40 euros for the three days from Tuesday to Thursday and 45 euros on the weekend. All information about this and everything else about the IAA is available in the IAA Moblity app and online at

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Ticket advantages: It is valid as an entry ticket for “Open Space Extended” on the fairgrounds with exhibitors from different regions. You can get to the Summit with the Experience Ticket from Friday (2pm). There are also special offers from “Trusted Site Partners”. You can book a test drive in advance via the app and public transport trips* in the city area will be included on the day of the visit. (Philip Bleich, Maria Hering)* is a show of IPPEN.MEDIA


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