Koelnmesse provides a large selection of first class halls, from Studio hall 1 to Event hall 9. At the fifth-largest exhibition centre in the world: 11 trade fair halls, 2 Congress Centres and a tremendous outdoor area of 100.000 sqm offer plenty of space for a trade fair, congress, conference or event.
Koelnmesse is explicitly striving to create the world’s most attractive inner-city exhibition centre so that it can continue to provide exhibitors and visitors with an appropriate setting for trade fairs, congresses and other events in the future. That’s why Koelnmesse is planning to make major investments in the future of the exhibition centre and the trade fair program until 2030. The plan is titled “Koelnmesse 3.0” and encompasses investments of around Euro 600 million until 2030. Koelnmesse intends to align the exhibition centre and the infrastructure with the requirements of the trade fair business in the coming years, which means that its primary focus will be on the demands of exhibitors and visitors. However, Koelnmesse is not only investing in the future of the trade fair venue, but also in the future of the entire region.
Due to Koelnmesse’s central location, which is conveniently situated for many transport links, visitors can quickly reach the exhibition centre from many European cities both within and outside of Germany by car, train, plane and local public transport. Here you will also find information on special traffic measures in the vicinity of the exhibition centre.
ARRIVING BY CAR
Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition centre without junctions or traffic lights. Simply follow the green signs marked “Koelnmesse”. There are about 14,500 parking spaces around the exhibition center. Free shuttle buses run from the car parks to the entrances.
Most of Cologne’s metropolitan area is a low emission zone, into which only vehicles sporting one of the stickers for emission group 4 (green sticker) are allowed to enter since July 2014. The Koelnmesse exhibition center is, however, accessible for all types of vehicles, even if they do not bear one of the afore mentioned stickers.
ARRIVING BY BUS & TRAIN
Due to its location in the centre of Europe, Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by trains of Deutsche Bahn from many cities in Germany and abroad. In addition, the Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds.
ARRIVING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Stations/Stops around the exhibition centre:
- S-Bahn: Köln Messe/Deutz, S6, S11, S12, S13
- Tram- or subway: KÖLN, Bf Deutz/Messe (U), Line 1 and 9
Entrance East, West, North:
- Koelnmesse, Köln-Deutz Line 3 and 4
Your Admission Ticket serves as Public Transport Ticket (VRS). For the duration of the respective trade fair, all admission tickets and trade fair passes that display the symbol of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) are valid for free travel on buses, S-Bahns (commuter trains), underground trains, and regional trains within the extended VRS network. They are only valid for travel to and from the Koelnmesse exhibition centre. Not included are Deutsche Bahn trains that are subject to a supplementary charge as for instance IC/EC or ICE.
ARRIVING BY PLANE
Cologne-Bonn Airport can be reached by plane in about 60 minutes from many major European cities, such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Prague, London, Munich, Milan, and Zurich. The exhibition centre can be reached quickly and easily from the airport. In addition, high-speed ICE trains connect the airports in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Brussels directly to the exhibition centre.
Intercity Express, regional and suburban trains depart regularly from Cologne-Bonn Airport and stop directly at the exhibition centre station Köln-Deutz.