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).

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

Josef Scharn
Tel. +49 221 821-2344
Fax +49 221 821-3999
Write an e-mail

If you have any question regarding our technical stand engineering (Suspended installations, electrical and water connections), stand fittings or stand services please contact:

Tel. +49 221 821-3998

For further information please have a look at your fair presentation.

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".

Where structurally and technically possible, the maximum stand height is 4.50 m. Higher stand heights of up to 6.50 m are permissible in Halls 6 through 9 provided that special permission is granted. In halls 4, 5, 10 and 11 a transgression of the maximum stand height is possible, depending on the height of the hall and after special permission by Koelnmesse. Requests for such permission must be submitted to Koelnmesse in writing. Should you be planning a special construction (e.g. ceiling elements, meeting booths) or a stand with two floors, you must submit 2 copies of the construction plans to Koelnmesse (Exhibition Technology department) at least 8 weeks before the start of the event.

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