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).

Construction times: Starting Friday, February 22, 2019, 07:00 a.m.

Stand construction may begin at 07:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Construction must be completed by no later than 08:00 p.m. on February 25, 2019.

The aisles must be completely cleared by this time.

Friday, 22.02.2019
Saturday, 23.02.2019
Sunday, 24.02.2019
Monday, 25.02.2019
07:00 a.m. – midnight
07:00 a.m. – midnight
07:00 a.m. – midnight
07:00 a.m. – 08.00 p.m.

Dismantling times: Starting Thursday, Feburary 28, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Dismantling of the exhibition stand and the goods presentation may not begin before the end of the event at 05:00 p.m. on February, 28.

Admission for dismantling personnel from: 05:00 p.m. Dismantling of all stands and exhibits must be finished by midnight on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Thursday, 28.02.2019
Friday, 01.03.2019
Saturday, 02.03.2019
05:00 p.m. – midnight
07:00 a.m. – midnight
07:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

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

Roman Gersch
Phone +49 221 821-2670
Fax +49 221 821-3429
Write an e-mail

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

Write an e-mail
Tel. +49 221 821-3666

For questions regarding our technical stand engineering (Suspended installations, electrical and water connections) please have a look at "Your fair presentation".

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