Information for stand constructors

With the rules regarding traffic and access for constructing and dismantling stands we want to help you and your stand construction companies to have as trouble-free a time on the Koelnmesse grounds as possible.

Please note that Cologne’s Zoobrücke bridge has been closed to heavy-duty vehicles over 30 tons gross vehicle weight since 15th October 2010. Please use the detour routes that have been posted by the city of Cologne.

Alternate route recommendation of the city of Cologne (.pdf)

Because of ongoing fire safety improvements and the refurbishment work that will follow, the Grenzstraße street tunnel, which is located on the city motorway between the Zoobrücke bridge and the Köln-Ost motorway interchange, has been closed to trucks over 7.5 tons since the beginning of August 2012 and will remain closed until further notice.

Therefore, please take the Köln-Buchforst exit and follow the posted detour route. This will take you to Frankfurter Straße, then onto the Vingster Ring and from there onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559) in the direction of the exhibition centre. As an alternative, you can take the A4 to the Gremberg interchange, which will also lead you onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559).

Build up period
business area / halls 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1*, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
16.08.2018
17.-19.08.2018
20.08.2018
06:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
entertainment area / halls 5 - 10
11.08.2018
12.-16.08.2018
17.-19.08.2018
20.08.2018
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m./midnight
12:00 a.m./midnight - 6:00 p.m.

*Note: All construction activities in the outdoor and logistic areas of hall 3.1 have to be completed one day before (19.08.2018 at 8:00 p.m.) the other construction activities are completed. Delivery of all material and products for stand construction in hall 3.1 must be completed by this time. The outdoor and logistic areas of hall 3.1 have to be fully vacated by 20.08.2018 at 07:00 a. m.. From this point on, it is no longer possible to make further deliveries with vehicles nor use the logistic areas of hall 3.1. Construction activities inside hall 3.1 can continue until 20.08.2018 at 6:00 p.m..

Dismantling period
business area / halls 1-4
23.08.2018
24.08.-25.08.2018
08:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
entertainment area / halls 5.2, 10.1
25.08.2018
26.08.2018
08:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
entertainment area / halls 5.1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.2
25.08.2018
26.08.2018-27.08.2018
08:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight

If you have any questions regarding traffic and logistic, please contact:

Thomas Krohm
Tel. +49 221 821-2978
Fax +49 221 821-3209
Write an e-mail

Roman Gersch
Tel. +49 221 821-2670
Write an e-mail

If you have any question regarding our technical stand engineering (suspended installations, electrical and water connections), stand fittings or stand services please contact:

Tel. +49 221 821-3998

For further information please have a look at "your fair presentation" .

If you have any questions regarding event technology and approval please contact:

Write an e-mail
Tel. +49 221 821-3666

For questions regarding our technical stand engineering (suspended instgallations, electrical and water connections) pleae have a look at "your fair presentation"

Please observe the technical guidelines for trade fairs and other events; the guidelines are binding on all exhibitors and organizers.
Technical guidelines (.pdf)