Koelnmesse GmbH (Cologne Trade Fair) is an international trade fair and exhibition center located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With around 80 trade fairs and over 2,000 conferences annually, Koelnmesse is one of the country's largest trade fair organisers[2] and with 284,000 m² exhibition floor area the third largest by area.[3]

Koelnmesse Exhibition Centre
Koelnmesse Logo.svg
Blick auf das Koelnmesse Messegelände in Köln, Deutschland (48986472733).jpg
Koelnmesse south entrance
AddressMesseplatz 1, 50679,
Cologne, Germany
Coordinates50°56′33″N 6°57′32″E / 50.94257°N 6.958976°E / 50.94257; 6.958976
OwnerKoelnmesse GmbH
OperatorKoelnmesse GmbH
Enclosed space
 • Total space284,000 m2 (3,060,000 sq ft)
Parking14,500 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities
Public transit accessS-Bahn, U-Bahn, Taxi, Plane
Inside Koelmesse at Gamescom 2017
Map of the Cologne trade fair grounds (marked Messegelände)

The Cologne Trade Fair ground was founded in 1922. Until 2005, the trade fair was based in the historic Rheinhallen, and since then moved into new premises next to them. The old Fair Tower Cologne (Messeturm Köln) is a landmark building from 1928 and features a tower restaurant on the top floor.

Since 2018, the fair has been undergoing the greatest renovation works in its history. They are expected to last until 2030 and cost €600 million. Two thirds of that amount will be spent renovating the seven southern halls, dating from the 1970s.[4]

Trade fairsEdit

The following trade fairs, among others, are held in Cologne:

  • Anuga, the world's most important food and beverage trade fair
  • Anuga FoodTec, the supplier fair for the food and drink industry
  • Art Cologne
  • Dmexco, the leading international exposition and conference for the digital industry
  • EuVend, the international trade fair for the vending industry
  • Gamescom, most important trade fair for interactive games and entertainment in Europe
  • Imm Cologne, leading trade fair for the furniture sector
  • Intermot, international motorcycle, scooter and bicycle fair
  • Internationale Süßwarenmesse (ISM), world's largest confectionery trade fair
  • Photokina, the world's leading fair for photography and imaging


The trade fair grounds lie in Cologne's right-Rhenish district of Deutz, directly adjacent to Köln Messe/Deutz station to the south. Among others, the station has ICE connections by Deutsche Bahn to Köln Hbf and Cologne/Bonn Airport. West of the trade fair grounds lies the Rheinpark, a 40 hectare large park on the River Rhine, and Tanzbrunnen,[5] an open-air theater.

Apart from the Köln Messe/Deutz station to the south, the Cologne trade fair center is also served by the Cologne Stadtbahn Koelnmesse station to the East.


KölnKongress GmbH Cologne   Germany
Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH Cologne   Germany
Koelnmesse Pte. Ltd. Singapore   Singapore
Koelnmesse Inc. Chicago   United States
Koelnmesse Co. Ltd. Beijing   People's Republic of China
Koelnmesse Ltd. Hong Kong   Hong Kong
Koelnmesse S.r.l. Milan   Italy
Koelnmesse Co. Ltd. Tokyo   Japan
Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai   India
Koelnmesse Co., Ltd. Bangkok   Thailand
Koelnmesse Organização de Feiras Ltda. Rio de Janeiro   Brazil

Image galleryEdit


  1. ^ "Arriving by car". Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ Hall capacities by AUMA e. V. Hall capacities by AUMA e. V.
  4. ^ "Die Kölnmesse modernisiert sieben Südhallen" (in German). Kölnische Rundschau. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
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External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°56′38″N 6°58′28″E / 50.9438°N 6.9745°E / 50.9438; 6.9745