Koelnmesse

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Koelmesse Exhibition Centre
Koelnmesse Logo.svg
Koelnmesse Nordeingang.jpg
Koelnmesse north entrance
AddressMesseplatz 1, 50679,
Köln, Germany
Coordinates50°56′33″N 6°57′32″E / 50.94257°N 6.958976°E / 50.94257; 6.958976
OwnerKoelnmesse GmbH private company
OperatorKoelnmesse GmbH
Opened1924
Enclosed space
 • Total space284,000 m2 (3,060,000 sq ft)
Parking14,500 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities
Yes
Public transit accessS-Bahn, U-Bahn, Taxi, Plane
Website
www.koelnmesse.com
Inside Koelmesse at Gamescom 2017
Map of the Cologne trade fair grounds (marked Messegelände)

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]

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 fairs[edit]

Among others the following trade fairs 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

Location[edit]

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 station Koelnmesse to the East.

Preceding station   KVB   Following station
3
toward Thielenbruch
toward Bocklemünd
4
toward Schlebusch
At Gamescom 2013

Subsidiaries[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ {{cite web | url=http://www.koelnmesse.com/Koelnmesse/Travel-and-Accommodation/Arriving/arriving-by-car/index.php | title=Arriving by car | accessdate=August 7, 2018
  2. ^ Koelnmesse.com
  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.
  5. ^ Koelnkongress.com

External links[edit]

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