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 www.rheinlandbus.de.
The richly illustrated catalogue (published by Wienand Verlag, Cologne) is available in all participating museums, bookstores and at www.wienand-verlag.de.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
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 www.bahn.de/nrw. For your personal travel planning, we recommend the services of Deutsche Bahn at www.bahn.de.
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
pro Person im DZ: 165 Euro, EZ: 259 Euro, Anreise täglich.