Messe Friedrichshafen
Visitor service

Neue Messe 1
88046 Friedrichshafen
Phone +49 7541 708-5887
Fax +49 7541 708-110

Questions and answers about our protection and hygiene concept

Dear visitors,

There have been many changes for all of us since March.
Nevertheless, we would like to experience a new format of AQUA-FISCH with you - in strict compliance with the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg’s COVID-19 ordinance, which is currently in effect.
We want to create an atmosphere in which all visitors can feel as safe as possible and still have the opportunity to once again meet in person and experience the new products live.

Please find below the currently most important questions and answers about AQUA FISCH 2021 under COVID-19 conditions. We will continuously update the FAQ section to remove your concerns regarding your visit of AQUA-FISCH 2021.

Quick Points for visitors - how to enjoy AQUA-FISCH 2021 safely!


Yes, since September 1, 2020 fairs in Baden-Wuerttemberg may take place again.

Fairs are more important than ever for personal meetings and well-founded purchasing decisions. That is why we will do everything we can to host AQUA-FISCH 2021. The safety and health of our customers is our top priority. In close cooperation with the responsible authorities, we have developed a framework concept, of which we are constantly adapting to the current situation.

Persons who are in contact with a person infected with the Coronavirus or have been in contact with a person infected with the Coronavirus, or who present the typical symptoms of a Coronavirus infection are not allowed to enter the exhibition grounds.

In addition, the currently valid COVID-19 ordinance from state of Baden-Wuerttemberg apply.

We have enough space for everyone.

According to the currently valid ordinance from state of Baden-Wuerttemberg the maximum number of visitors is calculated with 7 sqm per person (exhibitors and staff of Messe Friedrichshafen do not have to be counted).

With over 45.000 sqm we have enough space for nearly 20.000 visitors in total.

Prior registration is required for all persons entering the site. Registration is completed in the course of purchasing a ticket in our online ticket shop. This will enable us to control the total number of persons on site and to trace and contact each of them should any COVID-19 infections occur.


  • The ticket contingent for all visitors is limited per day (according to current regulations: approx. 7.000 visitors per day)
  • Only 1-day-tickets are available in 2021
  • Tickets are available from December 2020 onwards and only online
  • Tickets are personalized and non-transferable
  • Due to regulations we unfortunately cannot offer all types of tickets for 2021

No, you have to decide on which day you would like to visit the fair when buying your online ticket. Due to this kind of booking, we always have an eye on the number of visitors and can ensure that the maximum number of visitors per day is not exceeded.

Our online shop is open during the entire duration of the fair.

No, tickets may only be purchased in our online ticket shop for a specific day. Each ticket will only be valid for the person named on the ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is canceled by Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH. In this case, the visitor will be automatically refunded the purchase price of his/her ticket.

No. Guest tickets and voucher codes must be converted into personal tickets in our online ticket shop.


Due to the comprehensive visitor registration measures in place, we are unable to offer any combi tickets for ferry or catamaran. BODO combi tickets will still be available.

Furthermore, the Messe-Express (line MX) as usual connects the city station/harbour station and the fairgrounds free of charge.

You can buy a parking ticket in our online ticket shop. It will be scanned later when you drive out of the parking lot. Parking tickets are not sold on site.

Hygiene regulations:

  • More disinfection measures
  • shorter intervals between cleaning
  • specially instructed Corona Guides to answer your questions about AQUA-FISCH under COVID-19 conditions
  • aisles will be widened, the overall layout will be more spacious by occupying more halls and waiting areas will be added
  • information boards, route guidance and signs for orientation
  • support for implementing own hygiene concepts

Please find detailed information in our hygiene concept.

In enclosed rooms, all persons 6 years or older have to wear a mouth-and-nose covering at all times.

Everyone has to bring his or her own mouth-and-nose covering, as they will only be available for purchase in exceptional cases.

Mouth-and-nose coverings are not mandatory:

  • at each stand, provided that the exhibitor has ensured that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters (approx. 5 feet) between persons can be maintained at all times,
  • in seating areas, provided that measures have been taken to ensure that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between persons can be maintained at all times,
  • for employees, provided that they are working at a location where no visitors are present,
  • when eating and drinking
  • when other equipment that provides equal or greater protection to other persons present.
  • Mask intolerance confirmed by a doctor’s certificate. Otherwise you have to wear a corona protection visor

Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.5 meters (approx. 5 feet) from other persons is mandatory.

Our modern ventilation system continuously ventilates the entrance areas, the exhibition halls, the conference rooms and the catering areas, and supplies the freshest air possible of outdoor-air quality.

Supporting program:

Yes, we will have forums with lectures and fly-fishing demonstrations at our pool.

Other information about your visit:

Our catering facilities on the exhibition grounds will be open. Messe Friedrichshafen's gastronomy and catering partner has adapted its food services concepts to the current circumstances and is complying with the COVID-19 ordinance.

Due to the current situation we are unfortunately not able to open the kindergarten.

The DRK (German Red Cross) is on site during the entire duration of the fair and can be reached during AQUA-FISCH by phone under +49 7541 708 109.