All information

Please visit the page Accessibility for all information.

Please visit the page Accomodation for useful information.

  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the premises. We ask for your understanding.
  • Children from 6 up to and including 12 years of age do not pay admission.
  • Children over the age of 12 pay the full admission price

Please visit the page Youth Protection regarding further admission conditions for children.

To secure a swift admission process we highly recommend all Amphi visitors to bring no bags or backpacks with them to the festivalground. If possible, please leave those items at home, your hotel room or your car at the parking space. (This also goes for “Call the Ship to Port”.)

However, we are not going to introduce a total ban of bags and backpacks at the festivalground!

In case you can´t forgo your bag or backpack (like for photo equipment), expect more indepth checks and perhaps longer waits at the entrance.

In order to still keep admission as quick as possible, we invented the so-called “Luggage Lane” at the Tanzbrunnen’s main entrance for visitors with bags. Please follow the local signage or the instructions of the security, who, on occasion, may ask you to take the “Luggage Lane” instead of the normal entrance.

As a simple rule for Amphi Festival goes:

  • if possible, leave bags of all kind at home
  • no bag / beltbag / small handbag = normal entrance
  • backpack / photo bag / large handbag / shopping bag etc. = “Luggage Lane”

Animals of any kind are not allowed to be brought into the event area!

Please visit the detail page Arrival for helpful information.

There is a mobile EC cash machine on the festival site. Please refer to the site map shortly before the festival for the location.

An EC-cash terminal of „Sparkasse Köln-Bonn“ is also located in the RTL Medienhaus opposite the Tanzbrunnen in the centre of the building on the left-hand side (coming from the Tanzbrunnen).

This is NOT allowed

  • Flyer, poster and further advertising material
  • Weapons, fake weapons, steampunk weapons, irritant gas
  • Rivet choker with very long, not rounded cone ends (killer rivets)
  • Anticonstitutional symbols (badges, patches, etc.)
  • Flags / banner
  • Folding chairs, camp stools
  • Canes with big/heavy knobs and/or cone ends
  • Audio recorders, video cameras
  • Laptops, iPads, selfie sticks
  • Aerosols with propellant gas (e. g. hairspray, deodorant spray)
  • Food and beverages that weren’t bought at Tanzbrunnen’s festival ground / at the theater
  • Glass, glass bottles, PET plastic bottles and Tetra paks bigger than 0,5 liter
  • Drugs
  • Animals
  • Children younger than 6 years

This is allowed

  • All kinds of photo cameras (also professional equipment, also interchangeable lenses)
  • Drinking-horns, Amphi field flask (aluminium)
  • Small foldable umbrellas without cone ends
  • Canes without big/heavy knobs and/or cone ends, walking-stick umbrellas (inflexible)
  • Pump-action sprays (e. g. disinfectant spray, atomizer)
  • Powerbanks
  • empty plastic bottles (no PET) and Tetra paks up to 0,5 liter
  • Deposit cups

Do not buy ticket from pedlars or other people on the street. Those tickets might be fake. People with faked tickets will not gain access to the festival!

We provide our festival visitors with two free drinking water points. Please refer to the site plan shortly before the festival for the locations.

The entire catering for the Tanzbrunnen is run by the in-house catering service – the company Kölncongress Gastronomie GmbH – not by us the promoter. The Kölncongress Gastronomie GmbH does not allow to bring own food and drinks of any kind to the venue. Of course our festival guests (with day tickets, too) are allowed to leave the venue inbetween to eat or drink their own food outside. Therefor all visitors will recieva a wristband at the entrance. Kölncongress Gastronomie GmbH uses a deposit system for cups and bottles!

Aboard the MS RheinMagie the gastronomical offer is being provided by Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschifffahrt AG. It is not allowed to bring your own food or drinks here either.

The gastronomy of both venues is not linked. Therefore we ask you to consume food and drinks at the place where you bought them.

Basically has been agreed: Please do not throw bottles/cups on the walkway betwen the venues. The other guests will be thankful for it.

Important addresses and phone numbers will be published before the festival.

As usual we will provide an information booth for you at the venue, offering the following services:

  • general information about the festival
  • information about performance and autograph times
  • lost property
  • issue of programme booklets
  • loan of hearing protection for children for a deposit fee
  • loan of powerbanks for charging mobile phones for a deposit fee
  • distribution of earplugs

Every festival guest is liable for damage caused by him, be it in the festival area or the parking lots!

In the case of an emergency there are paramedics at hand. Please inform yourselves of their whereabouts by reading the area map or the festival programme!

Please visit our page “Opening hours” for helpful information.

This set of values serves as a guideline for our behaviour towards each other and towards all participants. It is intended to ensure that the Amphi Festival creates a respectful, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone and is therefore a place of joy, cohesion and music. Should these values be violated, the Amphi Festival reserves the right to take appropriate measures.


  1. Acceptance and tolerance
    The Amphi Festival stands for an open and inclusive festival culture that welcomes people regardless of their sexual orientation, skin colour, origin, gender or diverse backgrounds. Every visitor and every band is respected and valued.
  2. Variety and diversity
    The Amphi Festival promotes a wide range of musical genres and artists that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. We believe that shared experiences of different people are enriching and build a strong community.
  3. Equality
    The Amphi Festival attaches great importance to the equal treatment of all visitors, bands and employees. Everyone has the right to develop and enjoy themselves free from discrimination and prejudice.
  4. Respect and appreciation
    Respect is the basis for harmonious coexistence. The Amphi Festival encourages its visitors and bands to show consideration for each other and to treat each other peacefully. It is important to us that everyone feels safe and comfortable.
  5. Community and cohesion
    The Amphi Festival promotes cohesion and togetherness within the festival community. Everyone who visits or takes part in the festival is part of a big family that comes together to experience music and exchange ideas.
  6. zero tolerance of xenophobia, racism, right-wing extremism and violence
    The Amphi Festival condemns all forms of xenophobia, racism, right-wing extremism and violence. We are committed to ensuring that such behaviour has no place at the festival.

We put all current information on approach and parking spaces on this page.

The following types of cameras are allowed:

  • pocket cameras (digital + classic)
  • classic + digital reflex cameras

Video cameras and audio recorders of any kind are not allowed! Audio- and video-recordings are prohibited – any attempt will be legally pursued!

In the case of security relevant problems or violence please contact the security personnel. Please always follow the instructions of the security guards!

We will publish the site plans here in good time before the festival.

Our festival venue provides sufficient permanent regular restroom facilities including wash-basins, mirrors, etc.

The German Civil Law Code (BGB) puts parents under the obligation to care for the well-being of their under-aged children (under 18 years of age). For children, under 16 years in particular, a music festival could cause immense physical and mental stress, so we cannot speak out a general recommendation for children to attend. Personal care regulations – under consideration of the German Youth Protection Law – leave the final decision to the parents, whether to allow their children to participate in public music events (including the arrival to and the presence at the venue).

Unfortunately we noticed an increased number of even smallest children and babys in carriages being taken to the festival. Many parents already protect their children with noise protection or by keeping them in the back area of the venue but not all of them. Therfore we needed to adjust our admittance rules. Since 2014, the minimum age for children is set to 6 years or older. In the interest of your children we ask all parents who are affected by this measure for their understanding.

Children under 16 years of age may only attend public music events while they are accompanied either by their parents or an adult person, authorized by the parents in written form, to supervise their personal well-being at all times.

Children under 16 years of age may only attend public music events in company either of their parents or an adult person, authorized by the parents in written form, to supervise their personal well-being at all times.

Adolescents above 16 and under 18 years of age are allowed to attend music events on their own. However, they must leave the venue until 12pm at latest. Staying at the venue after 12pm again requires company by their parents or another adult person, authorized by the parents in written form, to supervise their personal well-being at all times.

The form for transferring the supervising authority can be found here, it has to be filled out completely and has to be signed by the parents themselves! The person, allowed to accompany and watch over the child, needs to have the form available at all times during the event and can be asked to prove her/his identity with a valid id-card! Adolescents above 16 years are also asked to keep their id-card/passport ready for an age check. Alongside these rules, regulating the attendance of the event, public restrictions concerning alcohol and tobacco-products need to be followed at any time. In case of a scrutiny we reserve the right to immediately remove smoking or drunken juveniles under 18 years of age from the venue.

Admission of children from 6 to 12 years of age
At our festival kids from the age of 6 years up to 12 years will be admitted for free. Of course they have to be accompanied by their at least one of their parents or a legal guardian.