Kids and Co.: Why the IAA MOBILITY makes a great family outing

Are you looking for an exciting outing for yourself and the kids in the last week of the Bavarian school summer holidays? Or are you after the perfect location for a long weekend with the whole family? Then the IAA MOBILITY (September 7 to 12) in Munich is for you. It offers numerous kinds of games, fun and excitement.

Latest bike models during an endurance test at IAA MOBILITY

1. Kids World in Munich’s city center

Marstallplatz offers children and their parents exciting experiences on either two to four wheels. They include gripping circuits and opportunities for climbing, face-painting, a merry-go-round and the “children’s driving school” with the coolest cars for kids, so happy smiles are guaranteed. These activities are all free of charge.

Our Experience Ticket brings many additional benefits, such as test drives, free use of local public transport, plus discounts on shopping and in cafés and restaurants.

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The Open Space covers many known places in the inner city like Odeonsplatz

2. Open Space in the city center

The latest (electric) cars will delight children and parents alike. Major brands such as Daimler and BMW will have exhibition pavilions on the Open Space in Munich’s city center. In addition, the whole family can try out the mobility of tomorrow for themselves  – on four wheels in the latest electric cars, or on bikes in Hofgarten and Marstallplatz. And of course this is all free.

Next to bikes and sports cars the Open Space shows many modern classics

3. Extended Open Space on the show grounds

The trade show grounds also have a whole range of activities for children and families. Visitors of all ages can try out bicycles on the Open Space Extended that is open from Septmebr 7 from 9:00 to 18:00 h the entire week. The 4,000 sq m bike circuit offers several test tracks including the exciting Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike Experience.

From Friday (September 10, 14:00 h) to Sunday (September 12, 18:00 h), the Summit exhibition halls will also be open to the general public, who can admire spectacular innovations in cars  Many stands will also have special offers for kids. You will need an Experience Ticket to enter the trade fair grounds.

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The IAA MOBILITY offers a lot of tasty food options

4. Concerts, food and drink

A large part of Munich’s city center will be given over to parties, food and drink during the IAA MOBILITY. Concerts and shows will be performed on large stages. All the details of the schedule will be available in the IAA MOBILITY App. Of course, no-one will have to go hungry, as Munich’s cafés and restaurants will have special IAA MOBILITY offers available in their outdoor areas. There is sure to be something for everyone, from French fries for children to gourmet meals accompanied by choice wines for adults.

Which cars do your children dream about?

5. Youngsters help design the mobility of the future

Children and teenagers can work on “the future of mobility” even before the IAA MOBILITY opens its doors. Future of Mobility and Sandbox Gaming enable schoolchildren, students, talented individuals and companies to design the urban and mobility concept of the future in a Sandbox game. Individual players or school teams, for example, can build their district of Munich in 2040… with completely new forms of mobility for getting to school and work, meeting friends, etc., or totally novel kinds of traffic and transportation.

Prizes will be awarded for the most interesting and creative new gaming worlds The entire competition will take place online for several weeks on a number of platforms, with moderation, backup, live broadcasts, and discussions in the gaming community.