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).

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During construction halls (except hall 9) are open:

During construction hall 9 is open:
Friday, 9 September 2016


07:00 a.m.

07:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
00:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.

08:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
00:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
End: 19.09.2016 08:00 p.m.
An advanced set-up is not possible!
Start: Wednesday, 25 September 2016


06:00 p.m.

06:00 p.m - 00:00 p.m
(trucks permitted to enter from 08:00 p.m.)

00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
00:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
End: 28.09.2016 06:00 p.m.
An extended dismantling is not possible!

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

Josef Scharn
Telefon +49 221 821-2344
Telefax +49 221 821-3999
Write an e-mail

Hans-Joachim Fischer
Telefon +49 221 821-3588
Telefax +49 221 821-3435
Write an e-mail

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

Write an e-mail
Tel. 0221 821-2714

Go here to download all the important information about setting-up and dismantling.

Traffic guidelines (.pdf)

Vehicle admission (.pdf)

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