Information for visitors

KNIFE 2022 is the international blade fair held in the heart of Solingen, the City of Blades. It is open to all exhibitors and visitors who share a fascination for high-class knives and outstanding blades – both as a market place and as meeting point for friends.

For a list of exhibitors and program, download the event guide here.

KNIFE 2022 will take place at Theater und Konzerthaus Solingen, the city’s theatre and concert hall. It features large premises and professional event equipment, and is easy to reach by public transportation, or car.

Click here for a virtual tour through the location.

KNIFE 2022 is organized by the Deutsches Klingenmuseum (German Blade Museum) in cooperation with Deutsche Messermacher Gilde (German Knifemakers’ Guild), Industrieverband Schneid- und Haushaltswaren (Industry Association for Cutting Tools and Household Goods), Solingen’s City Marketing, and Kulturmanagement Solingen. Executing event agency is B.EFFECTIVE (Cologne).

14–15 May 2022

Saturday: 10:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

  regular reduced*
One day 12,– € 6,– €
Two days 20,– € 10,– €

* Reduced entry prices are reserved for visitors under eighteen and holders of a severely handicapped pass.

THEATER UND KONZERTHAUS SOLINGEN, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 71, 42651 Solingen

Tickets are available at the entry and in advance via the booking system of the Theater und Konzerthaus Solingen

One-Day ticket Saturday
One-Day ticket Sunday
Two-Day ticket Saturday + Sunday

A ticket to the KNIFE also grants free entry to Deutsches Klingenmuseum on the respective day. Bus 683 (direction Vohwinkel) stops next to the event location, and will bring you within 12 minutes directly to the “Deutsches Klingenmuseum” bus stop.

Please note that dogs or other animals are not allowed on the premises. Please obey the rules of German weapon laws. Persons under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are not allowed on the premises and will be expelled from the event


In and around Solingen

Why not use your time at KNIFE 2022 to also enjoy the many attractions in and around Solingen?

Get an insight to the history of the Solingen cutlery industry at LVR Industriemuseum Hendrichs and enjoy their special events for the visitors of KNIFE. At Schleiferei Wipperkotten, Solingen’s last original grinding shop, water is still used by the craftsmen. In an equally scenic surrounding at the Wupper river, Schleifermuseum Balkhauser Kotten exhibits the grinding technology of earlier generations. And Burg Castle, high over Solingen, will tell you of the medieval times in which the city’s blade tradition started.

In Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, just 20 minutes from KNIFE’s venue by car or bus, is the western terminus of the world famous Wuppertal Suspension Railway. Its impressive steel frame has lost nothing of its fascination since it was commissioned in 1901.

For those not only interested in knives, but also in the history of tools and tool-making, a trip to the German Tool Museum in Remscheid is a must.

And finally, just 30 km away, Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, offers a wide range of leisure activities – from luxurious shopping miles and major museums to the town‘s „Little Tokyo“ with its numerous Japanese shops and restaurants.