Are you an avid gamer? Learn about ETIAS Europe now so your 2023 Gamescom visit to Cologne, Germany goes without a hitch!
It’s no question that video games are a favorite pastime for many. This year, there are an estimated 3 billion gamers worldwide, and the industry garnered over 200 billion dollars in revenue (Statista, 2022). We’re also seeing a boom in new gaming models like NFT gaming.
Because of the overflowing popularity of gaming, gaming conferences emerged. One of the most famous is the European-based Gamescom, attracting over 300,000 visitors over the past few years (IGN, 2022).
Gamescom is famous as an exciting meeting place for video game companies and creators to showcase their upcoming releases, gaming promotions, and software/hardware innovations. Gaming enthusiasts flock to meet an inclusive community rooted in their love for gaming. Expect to see incredible live performances, cosplays and exhibitions, and friendly gaming competitions! Gamescom is a one-of-a-kind extravaganza gamers should visit.
We’re excited to share that Gamescom 2023 will be held in Cologne, Germany this August 23-27!
Getting to Cologne can either be by airplane or train. For accommodations, Cologne offers a variety of options from hostels to hotel rooms (20-100 EUR price range). Per day, expect to shell out 60- 250 EUR for accommodations, food, and transportation.
If you’re coming from a non-EU country, take note that there’s a new ETIAS visa required by European countries in the Schengen area (including Germany) launching in 2023. The ETIAS Europe is required for adults traveling for less than 90 days. You can apply online with only 3 steps – fill out, pay, and receive an ETIAS visa via email.
Are you excited to visit Cologne and experience Gamescom? Plan your travel now and see you there!