Sleeping overnight on the exhibition centre premises ↑
This time there will be more than 25,000 sleeping spaces available on the exhibition grounds, in the immediate vicinity of all the activities. The sleeping space in the youth camps is included in the entry fee.
If you will be sleeping in one of the halls allocated you should bring either a mat or air mattress and a sleeping bag or blanket with you. Camp beds will only be provided in the halls where helpers and the families will be sleeping.
If travelling by air with reduced baggage, for cost reasons, you may buy sleeping mats which can be held at the IYC premises for collection on arrival. This requirement must be registered beforehand with: firstname.lastname@example.org. Woolen blankets are also planned to be available for the price of 5 euros.
Staying overnight in the vicinity ↑
Where groups or individuals don't wish to make use of the cost-free sleeping spaces offered by the event organisers, they can book other overnight accommodation at their own cost. In and around Düsseldorf there are many youth hostels and hotels:
It is advised that a reduction to the entry fee will not be possible when making private overnight accommodation arrangements.
Offers of overnight stop-over ↑
Frankfurt am Main
The district church in Frankfurt is offering the chance for the youth groups travelling to Germany, to the IYC via Frankfurt am Main. to make an overnight stop around Frankfurt. If interested please make contact with Philipp Hager or Elias Schwenk, who will gladly help with the organisation. They are also available to assist with the organisation of the forward journey to Düsseldorf.
Information on sleeping in the youth camps ↑
When sleeping in the youth camps on the exhibition premises you will need to bring a mat or an air mattress, a sleeping bag, your toilet requisites and hand towels with you. Although the dormitories are air-conditioned, you should provide for your own warmth comfort needs.
WC facilities are available in the dormitories. A shower centre (“shower village”) will also be located behind Hall 13. Power banks must be brought with you if you wish to charge the batteries of your mobile telephones or smart phones. Charging facilities for mobile devices will not be available on site.
Sequence of events on arrival at the exhibition site.
- Initial registration (by the group leaders)
- Occupation of the sleeping spaces, if sleeping in one of the youth camps (according to hall location printed on entry cards) and depositing baggage there
- Collection of welcoming packages in Hall 17 (side entrance)
- Catering will be available from Thursday midday (Halls 3 and 4)
- The evening divine services for Ascension Day will start on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Overnight accommodation from Wednesday and until Monday ↑
In exceptional circumstances, it is possible to already sleep on the exhibition premises from Wednesday night until Thursday and from Sunday night until Monday (after first making a booking). Such requests must be made by email to: where further information is available.
Please be aware: the combination ticket for the use of public transport in Düsseldorf is only valid from Thursday until Sunday. Separate tickets must be purchased outside of these times for travelling on the U-Bahn and S-Bahn (ground level and underground transport).