Arrival

Can I walk to the fairground?

Off course you can.

But please note, you have a walk of about 6 km ahead of you (starting at the train station or down town).

Besides you will be walking through nature protection areas, please follow the regulations.

How do I get back to my car or down town?

The busses to get back to the parking area for day visitors or the CAMP-AREA (stops at the train station) are waiting at the exit. The busses park next to each other, please make sure you get on the right bus.

In case you took to wrong bus you will have to take a lap of honor back to the fairground. The bus you are on can´t drop you of at the opposite direction.

Please note, the last bus to the parking area and CAMP-AREA (stops at the train station) is leaving about 20-30 minutes after fair closure – Thursday – Saturday at about 6:20 pm and on Sunday at about 5:20 pm. Please understand, that you must leave the fairground at closing time (Thursday-Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 5 pm) and that later busses are not available.

How do I get from the train station to the fairground?

There is a free shuttle bus from the train station to the fairground but since the bus can only stop there on it’s way from the fairground to the CAMP-AREA waiting times should be planed.
Alternatively you can call a taxi at +49 (0)800 0001215. Taxis are allowed to drive up to the entrance.

How do I get to the fairground?

PLEASE NOTE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DRIVE DIRECTLY TO THE FAIRGROUND!!!!
YOU CAN USE THE FREE SHUTTLE BUS STARTING AT THE VISITORS PARKING AREA AS WELL AS THE CAMP-AREA. BOTH ARE SIGNPOSTED. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE SIGNPOSTING AND THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS.

TO DRIVE OR PARK IN THE NATURE RESERVE AREA AROUND THE FAIRGROUND IS NOT ALLOWED!!!!

 

CAMP-AREA as well as the parking facilities are signposted.

How to get to the visitors parking area (Arrival)?

For ABENTEUER & ALLRAD we rent areas that are used as parking areas during the fair.

To avoid traffic jams please take the exit Bad Kissingen/Oberthulba coming from autobahn A7, then drive towards Bad Kissingen and follow the signs! Please do not use your GPS or navigations system !

In case you are arriving via autobahn A71, please take the exit Maßbach and then enter the address “Kasernenstrasse, 97688 Bad Kissingen” to your navigation system.

Please note, there are no parking facilities for day visitors around the CAMP-AREA.

Is there an extra shuttle for wheelchair users?

For adventurous wheelchair users we offer an extra shuttle free of charge again. This shuttle will pick you up at the parking lot for visitors or at the CAMP-AREA and will bring you directly to the exhibition ground.

Our help at entrance and exit is a matter of course in the same way as the shipment of the wheelchair into the shuttle.

You can contact our service-team during the fair at +49 (0)163 7854463 in the time from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Reservations in advance are not possible.

Sometimes a waiting-period is unavoidable but you will be informed right in time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Where do the free shuttle busses start?

There are 3 starting-points:

  • Parking area for day visitors (please note the explanations regarding the arrival and please ONLY follow the signposting)
  • CAMP-AREA (around the street “Im Lindes” – signposted from the entry to Bad Kissingen on)
  • Bus station at the train station of Bad Kissingen

Of course, you can also use one of the shuttle busses if you are staying at a hotel or guesthouse in Bad Kissingen.

Please always make sure to remember on which bus you have to get to get back (parking area/CAMP-AREA – stops at the bus station). The busses at the exit of the fair are signposted.

CAMP-AREA

Can I reserve a space at the CAMP-AREA?

The reservation of a space at the CAMP-AREA is not possible.

How to get to the CAMP-AREA (Arrival)?

Follow the signposting at the entry of Bad Kissingen. The entrance to CAMP-AREA is “Im Lindes”.

For further information please have a look at the category CAMP-AREA at VISITORS on our website.

At the CAMP-AREA are no parking facilities for day visitors. If you don’t want to camp there, please use the parking areas for visitors (follow the signs P). Besides, over the last few years we have had complaints by the operator of the Aldi store right next to the CAMP-AREA about visitors of A&A parking on their parking lot. This parking lot is exclusively for customers of Aldi, wrongly parked vehicles could be towed away by the operator.

Others

Is it allowed to take my bike into the fairground?

It’s not allowed to take your bike with you. At the exit we provide a bicycle rack. There you can park your bike. We can’t assume the liability for your bike.

Does the Germany-wide smoking ban affect me?

Yes, annually between 1st March and 31st October the Germany-wide smoking, barbecuing and bonfire ban is valid. This concerns the access roads to the fairground, the whole area around the fairground, the fairground itself and the CAMP-AREA.

Can I bring my dog along?

Yes, you can bring your dog along (except in Bavaria listed fighting dogs).

BUT – we are dog owners ourselves and by experience we have to highly recommend not to bring your four-legged friend along! The least dogs will enjoy to ride on a crowded bus (at peaktimes) and to walk between countless legs on site. Besides dogs are usually not allowed inside exhibits. Especially at high temperatures you are not doing them a favor by taking them along.

If unavoidable, please note the following as well as the house and compound rules:

  • On the fairground always walk your dog on a short leash (no flexible leash)
  • Other Visitors must not be harassed
  • If needen, dogs must wear a muzzle
  • Excrements must be cleaned up by the owner – poop bags are available at the entrance, coffee bar and the C-area
  • Make sure to bring along enough drinking water and to give your dog the chance to rest at a shady place periodically

As of what age do children pay an entrance fee?

Children up to 8 years including have free entrance.

Is wi-fi available at the fairground?

We offer 1 hour free wi-fi again. Please find in your wi-fi-setup network “AA Besucher” and follow the instructions.

After using the free hour you can upgrade for 1 day (4,99 € incl. VAT) or for 4 days (14,99 € incl. VAT).

Can I get access to the fairground several times a day?

If you want to go for a walk with your dog or if you must go back to your car on the parking area to get something – the reasons you need to leave the fairground shortly can be various.

In case you are owner of a 4-day pass you can leave the fairground during the days of the fair (last entry: 1 hour before closing time) as often as you like.

If you own a one day ticket you must contact our staff at the entrance gate BEFORE you leave the fairground. They will make a note on your already voided ticket so you can get back into the fairground the same day you bought the ticket (last entry: 1 hour before closing time). To get back on the fairground on another day is not possible.

How does the entry work?

The entry for visitors starts at 10 am on the fair days. Last entry before closing time – Thursday – Saturday until 5 pm and Sunday until 4 pm.

You already have a ticket / 4-day pass?
Visitors that already have ordered a one day ticket or 4-day pass at our SHOP or have bought one at the cash point at the CAMP-AREA are requested to use the left entrance until about 12 am. If you arrive any time later please have a look at the signposting at the entrance and if necessary, use the right one passing the cash point.

You don´t have a ticket / 4-day pass or guest card?
Visitors that don’t already have a one day ticket or 4-day pass are requested to use the right entrance to get to the cash points.
This does not apply for visitors with a guest card or invitation letter from one of our exhibitors. They must be traded into a regular ticket at the cash point. This exchange is always free of charge for you.
Exhibitors that hand out their own invitation letters instead of guest cards must register these letters with us. If you have received an invitation letter from an exhibitor that did not register, you cannot trade it for free. In this case, you must pay the entrance on your own and then as the case may be, get it refunded from that exhibitor.

You have bought a ticket for one of the lectures?
If you have ordered a ticket at the advanced sale in our SHOP for one of the lectures on the fairground, you have received the information, that tickets for the lectures can only be used with a ticket for entrance valid for the day of the lecture. The lecture ticket alone is not valid for entrance. If you haven’t ordered a ticket for entrance with the lecture ticket you can buy one on site at the cash point. The lecture ticket is required for the entrance to the lecture hall (hall 3).

Lost and found

In case you have lost valuables or personal items come ask at the fair organization tent at the exit. Our staff will, if the missing item hasn’t been dropped off, write down your contact data to get in touch with you if it gets dropped off.

If you find valuables or personal items at the fairground, please drop them off at the fair organization tent at the exit.

If you notice any theft, please directly contact the local police station. They are located at Kasernenstrasse 6, 97688 Bad Kissingen – close to the parking area for day visitors. They can be reached by phone at +49 97 71490.

How do I get bulky goods to the parking area / CAMP-AREA?

ABENTEUER & ALLRAD is also a sales fair, so many exhibitors offer items you can directly take along. Besides handy items, bulky things like roof tents are sold as well.

Even if exhibitors tell their costumers that they can drive up to the fairground after closing time to pick up bulky items, we must tell you that this information is absolutely wrong!

The fairground is located in a nature protection area – the access is strictly regulated. As a result, for visitor it is not allowed, even after fair closing, to use the access roads.

Off course you can´t take for example a roof tent on the bus shuttle back to your car. Therefore, during fair opening hours we offer to transport goods (charged with costs) with our transport shuttle to the parking area for day visitors or the CAMP-AREA. For booking please contact us at the fair organization tent at the exit. Each drive is charged with 35,00 € incl. VAT. The fee must be paid at booking in cash.

Please understand that at peak times waiting times might arise.

Is there an advance sale for tickets?

Please have a look at our SHOP. There you can order the day passes, tickets for children and 4-day tickets. It is not possible to buy discounted tickets (for students, retired or handicapped persons) or family tickets in advance. Please note, that the pre-selling will be finished latest 3 weeks before the fair starts.

Furthermore, tickets for the lectures are also available at the SHOP (as long as available / the lectures are in German language!).

The ordered tickets can´t be shipped before April, thank you for your understanding.

I only want to see the lectures. Do I nevertheless need to purchase an entrance ticket?

Since the lecture hall (hall 3) is located inside the fairground you also need a ticket for entrance valid for the day of the lecture. The tickets for the series of lectures are available (while stock lasts) at our SHOP. If still available, tickets can also be purchased on site at the lecture hall.