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  
Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./midnight
Friday, 30 September 2016 07:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./midnight
Saturday, 1 October 2016 07:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./midnight
Sunday, 2 October 2016 07:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m./midnight
Monday, 3 October 2016 12:00 a.m./midnight–06:00 p.m.
On the last day of stand build-up the aisles must be completely cleared by 6:00 p.m.
Dismantling (Dismantling may not begin earlier than 06:00 p.m.!)  
Sunday, 09 October 2016 06:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m./midnight
Monday, 10 October 2016 12:00 a.m./midnight–12:00 a.m./midnight
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m./midnight
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:00 a.m.–06:00 p.m.

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

Hans-Joachim Fischer
Tel. +49 221 821-3588
Fax +49 221 821-3435


Josef Scharn
Tel. +49 221 821-2344
Fax +49 221 821-3999

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

Phone: 02217 821-2184

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