Entrance fees for the individual exhibitions comprising CHINA 8 are set by the respective museums. In addition, CHINA 8 combitickets are also available at a fee of 18 euros for adults/10 euros for concessions (children and young persons from 6 to 18 years of age, students, people with registered disabilities [minimum 70%], participants in the federal voluntary services, and recipients of social welfare). Combitickets entitle holders to one-time admission in all participating institutions throughout the entire duration of the exhibition.

Combitickets are available as of 12 May 2015 online and at the following sales agents:

  • Ruhr Tourism ticket hotline: +49 (0)1806 18 16 20*
  • All participating museums
  • All participating ADAC branch offices and centres
  • All WAZ, NRZ, WP, and WR ‘LeserLäden’ and selected WAZ, NRZ, WP, and WR ‘LeserServices’
  • Many municipal tourist information centres in the Rhine/Ruhr region

*20 cents per call from landlines in Germany; for mobile telephones max. 60 cents per call. A one-time fee of 2.50 euros per order is charged for shipping and handling fees. Calls from outside germany may differ. 


CHINA 8 Shuttle Bus Service

Visitors planning to attend the different venues of this exhibition, will, at the same time, be embarking on a journey through the Ruhr region. Every weekend from May 16 onwards, shuttle buses decked out in the CHINA 8 “look” will be linking up the participating museums and cities. The shuttle bus service is provided to CHINA 8 visitors free of charge, upon presentation of their admission ticket or their CHINA 8 combiticket. Each bus is accompanied by a guide, thus enabling museum visitors to obtain general information on the exhibitions awaiting them whilst travelling to the venues. The exact timetables are available in all CHINA 8 museums and online on our Website or



The richly illustrated catalogue (published by Wienand Verlag, Cologne) is available in all participating museums, bookstores and at



Please use the local public transport. The S-Bahn regional train network in the Rhine/Ruhr region connects all CHINA 8 cities (workdays every 20 minutes, evenings and weekends every 30 minutes). The ‘SchönerTagTicket NRW’ is valid for up to five persons in all local public transport for a one-off fee of 42 euros per day (single tickets available for 29 euros per day). Additional information on tickets and prices in North Rhine-Westphalia is available at all Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) sales agencies and travel centres as well as online at For your personal travel planning, we recommend the services of Deutsche Bahn at



For your visit to the CHINA 8 exhibition, Ruhr Tourism has put together various hotel packages. Each package includes:

  • 2 x Nights stay (incl. breakfast)
  • 1 x CHINA 8 combiticket
  • 1 x Exhibition guide
  • 1 x Three-course meal in the hotel
  • 1 x Welcome drink
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf

pro Person im DZ: 209 Euro, EZ: 325 Euro, Anreise donnerstags, freitags und samstags.

Hotel Wyndham Duisburger Hof

pro Person im DZ: 159 Euro, EZ: 229 Euro, Anreise donnerstags und freitags.

Sheraton Hotel, Essen

pro Person im DZ: 189 Euro, EZ: 269 Euro, Anreise donnerstags und freitags.

Hotel Arcadeon, Hagen
Hotel Arcadeon, Hagen

pro Person im DZ: 165 Euro, EZ: 259 Euro, Anreise täglich.

Book your stay through the Ruhr Tourism Service Centre by telephone (+49 (0)1806 18 16 10*) or online.

* 20 cents per call from landlines in Germany; for mobile telephones max. 60 cents per call. Calls from outside Germany may differ.