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Journey & Hotels

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Arrival by car

10 highways lead to the beltway around Cologne. This leads you directly to the trade fair grounds, without any crossroads or traffic lights. Just follow the green guide signs “Koelnmesse”. Around the trade fair grounds there are about 14,500 parking spaces available.

Please watch out for the signs to the gates if you are an exhibitor.
If you are a visitor, the respective trade fair is shown at the dynamic display panel. Directional arrows show the nearest parking space.

Address for your car navigation device:

Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln, Germany

For more information: www.koelnmesse.de

Arrival by train

Thanks to its central location in Europe, the ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK can be reached quickly with the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) from many cities within Germany and from abroad.

The ICE-train station Köln Messe/Deutz is located directly at the trade fair grounds.

For more information: www.koelnmesse.de

Arrival by plane

The airport Köln/Bonn is only appr. 60 flight minutes from European cities such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Prague, London, Munich, Milan and Zurich.

From there you will reach the trade fair grounds quickly and directly – also the airports Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Brussels are directly connected via the ICE-high speed network.

For more information: www.koelnmesse.de


You can book your hotel easily via the hotel portal of Koelnmesse:



Please not the Culture promotion fee of the city of Cologne!

The following hotels can be reached on foot from the fair grounds:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Dorint Hotel an der Messe
  • Ibis Köln Messe
  • Insel Hotel
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne
  • Motel One Köln Messe


Culture promotion fee of the city of Cologne

On 1 December 2014 the City Council of Cologne determined new statutes concerning a culture promotion fee. Hotel guests that stay overnight in Cologne for private reasons have to pay a fee of 5% of the accommodation price.

If a guest stays overnight in Cologne for business reasons, the fee does not apply, but the guest has to prove the business purpose. The City of Cologne provides therefore at their website the corresponding forms that have to be used:


Fomular Kulturförderabgabe (pdf)


Guests have to hand in the filled out form at the hotel or they can send it to the hotel in advance if they would like to be exempt of the culture promotion fee.
Employees need the certification of their employer (can be added to form).

Certification of the employer (extract from FAQ of stadt-koeln.de)
If the form for the culture promotion fee is filled out in advance, only a stamp of the company and the signature of a superior is needed at the form! This is why we recommend to fill out the form in advance, please do not forget the stamp and the additional signature and fax it to the hotel!