Information for construction and dismantling

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  
Fri 21 April 2017
Sat 22 April 2017
Sun 23 April 2017
Mon 24 April 2017
Tue 25 April 2017
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Sat 29 April 2017
Sun 30 April 2017
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m./midnight
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibitors as well as forwarding agents should note, that only vehicles up to 7,5t are permitted to run on that Sunday and the following German holiday 1 May 2017.

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

Person in charge:
Roman Gersch
Telephone +49 221 821-2670
Fax +49 221 821-3429

Josef Scharn
Telephone +49 221 821-2344
Fax +49 221 821-3999

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

Phone: +49 221 821-3971

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