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 (No advanced build up possible!)  
Monday, 28.09.2017 07:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m./midnight
Thursday, 29.09.2017 to
Friday, 01.09.2017
12:00 a.m./midnight to 12:00 a.m./midnight
Saturday, 02.09.2017 from 12:00 a.m./midnight to 06:00 p.m.
Dismantling Period  
Tuesday, 05.09.2017 05:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m./midnight
Wednesday, 06.09.2017 12:00 a.m./midnight to 12:00 a.m./midnight
Thursday, 07.09.2017 00:00 a.m./midnight to 06:00 p.m.

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

Roman Gersch
Tel. +49 221 821-2670
Fax +49 221 821-3429
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:

E-mail
Phone: 02217 821-2773

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