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gabriele romagnoli
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This year i am coming just for saturday and once doublechecking the opening time i saw that the door from thursday to sunday will open at 10....
From previous years i remember it was earlyer.Are doors really opened at 10 or if you arrive at 9:30 you can still get in?

in order not to struggle to find parking what time would be the best to arrive on saturday?
Ideally i would like to park get the tickets and stay in the cue before opening a max of 30 min.

Thanks for the tips
 
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grummi
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The official opening time is 10 am. Last year the doors were opened earlier because of the huge rush.
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Johannes B.
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"The doors" which open at 10AM are the inner doors to the halls, not the outer doors to get into the building where the wardrobes and the lockers are. I don't know when the outer doors or the parking areas open...
 
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Bart R.
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The parking areas open at least one hour before, probably even earlier. If you want to get a spot at P5 or P9, definitely be there around nine-ish. We arrived at P9 at 9.30 on Sunday last year and we had to park at the top deck. Otherwise, you'll be relegated to P2 and that's a fair walk, although you can catch a bus from there too.
 
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Christian Gienger
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I'd suggest you get there 9.30 and buy your tickets in advance, so you wait 30 minutes.
 
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Yani
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Definitely buy your tickets in advance.
 
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gabriele romagnoli
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Buying the tickets was fairly quick last year...
is there somewhere a map of the parkings?
so you confirm the public is allowed in at 10, meaning that if i will be at the MESSE around 9 shouldn't be a problem to find parking
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Bart R.
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Et voilà: Site plans. You should be fine if you arrive at nine, but of course, it's unpredictable when the crowds will show up .
 
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Yorick Heijink
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Let's just all agree we'll show up at 9:30. (then I'll show up at 9 and get best parking)
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Al Leduc
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What time does it close?
 
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Christian Gienger
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7 pm
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Johannes B.
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Except on Sunday it's 6 pm.
 
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Carsten Stürmer
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yorickh wrote:
Let's just all agree we'll show up at 9:30. (then I'll show up at 9 and get best parking)


Two years ago I was stuck in the traffic and arrived at 10.45. It was great. I could easily get into the halls.
No queueing outside. No waiting.

So I can highly recommend coming a little later then 10.00. whistle
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SanktDavid
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I can't remember, but do the West Entrance (Hall 3) doors open as well? Or is the South Entrance (Hall 1) the only one to open?
 
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Christian Gienger
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Both entrances will be opened.
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Martina Frohme
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We usually use South Entrance, and last year we were let into the foyer shortly before 9.00 a.m., and the inner doors were opened up at 9.50 a.m. because of the huge crowd, and they wanted to avoid a simultaneous rush of about twice as many people. Once open, there was a constant flow...
 
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