5 Good Reasons to Visit the IAA Open Space in the Munich City Center

From September 5 to 10, the IAA Open Space and the IAA Experience will take place in Munich as part of the second edition of IAA MOBILITY. For 6 days, mobility in all its forms will be celebrated in the city center of Munich - free of charge and open to all visitors. We give you 5 reasons why a visit to the IAA Open Space is worthwhile: 

Experience a celebration of sustainable mobility

The IAA Open Space brings tomorrow's innovative mobility solutions to the place where they can be experienced, right in the heart of the city of Munich. Spread across the city's most prominent squares – from the Ludwigstrasse and the Hofgartenstrasse to the Odeonsplatz, Königsplatz, Wittelsbacherplatz, Max-Joseph-Platz, Marienplatz and the Residenzhöfe - Numerous exhibitors are eager to showcase their sustainable, intelligently connected mobility solutions to you. They're ready to chat about the future of mobility both on the exhibit floor and in the Citizens Lab. The exhibitors include car manufacturers, tech companies, bicycle makers, micromobility providers, and publishers. In addition, a variety of food stands will provide you with culinary variety, and you can also look forward to a diverse music program during the day as well as in the evening. There will also be various activities for children to show the incredible world of mobility to them.

Test new mobility offers on test drives and test tracks

At the IAA Open Space, you can not only marvel at the vehicles, bicycles and micro-mobility offers at selected starting points, but also try them out for yourself. Climb into zero-emission production models and take a free test drive through the city. Hop on a bike of your choice and ride the two signposted circuits of varying lengths on the Cycling Test Track in the English Garden. You can also test innovative products from the fields of smart city infrastructure and charging infrastructure. Another highlight of the IAA Open Space is the IAA MOBILITY Metaverse Experience. A unique exhibition and experience show that immerses you in a multimedia illusion of images and sounds.   

Discuss the future of mobility with experts in the Citizens Lab  

The future of mobility is moving all of us. In the Citizens Lab at the Marienplatz, you can join open-air sessions and workshops to discuss with representatives from politics, business, academia, and culture. Together, you can share your vision for the future of mobility and collaboratively shape and experience livable cities. At the same time, the Citizens Lab invites you to join in. You can take part in literary competitions and film evenings on the topics of mobility, climate protection and urban development. Or you can learn about the latest scientific findings on sustainable mobility projects and get actively involved in how these projects can be implemented in cities. The Citizens Lab also has a range of activities for younger mobility enthusiasts: For example, under the guidance of experts, children can paint their very own individual city of the future.

Playfully introduce your children to the fascinating world of mobility

At the IAA Open Space, your children can immerse themselves in the world of mobility in a playful way. Take them on a scavenger hunt along the Family Trail and experience exciting activities at 14 stations. After successfully completing at least 4 stations, you will eventually even receive a prize: the LIAA medal. Speaking of LIAA. If you haven’t met her earlier, you will get the chance to meet the curious squirrel and the official mascot of IAA MOBILITY at the mascot summit on September 9. At the event in the IAA Open Space, Liaa and further mascots will, for a good cause, make a call for better road safety for children.

Exciting concerts on the Königsplatz

What would a festival be without entertainment? At the Königsplatz, we offer you a diverse supporting program with music and artist acts, hands-on activities, a colorful children's and family program as well as food and beverage stands. Here you will also find the largest stage of the IAA Open Space, which will offer you a varied entertainment program daily between September 5 and 10 from 12:00 to 20:00 (exception: on Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00, on concert days until 22:30). As a highlight, three large open-air concerts await you here on the evenings of September 5, 7 and 9, starting at 8 p.m. on the large festival stage. On Tuesday, for example, the Bruckner brothers and the award-winning Munich independent band Kytes will play for you on Indie Night. On Thursday, the Pop Night will feature 20-year-old singer-songwriter Levent Geiger and 2022 MTV EMA nominee Leony in the "Best German Act" category. And Saturday will feature performances by British singer-songwriter Moss Kena and the multi-talented team around Glockenbach, who have built a vibrant network in major cities around the world to transform global song inspiration into extraordinary, internationally impressive sounds. The latter will bring along Icelandic newcomer Ásdís for their performance.

Then on Sunday, for the final day of IAA Open Space, there will be a special program for kids. On the one hand, there will be several good-mood concert parties with Larissa, Caro and Mia from the DONIKKL CREW. On the other hand, Tobi Krell, known from "Checker Tobi", will be on the Königsplatz stage with a hands-on show about the environment, mobility and the future.  Checker Tobi always gets to the bottom of things everywhere and wants to find out how the world actually works. On Friday, September 8, the IAA After Work Party will also take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Arabella Radio Band, who will cover popular classics and current hits from the last decades of music.

You can find out more about the IAA Open Space program here. We have compiled 5 good reasons to visit the IAA Experience here. And if you are registered as a trade visitor, here are 5 reasons to visit the IAA Summit and the IAA Conference here

IAA Open SpaceAccess to the IAA Open Space is free and open to all visitors from September 5 to 10, 2023.

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