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ANUGA 2025 in Cologne

ANUGA 2025 Cologne

04. to 08. October

Trade fair hotels & business travel planning

Book your trade fair hotel for ANUGA 2025 right away. This year, the world’s leading food and beverage trade fair again offers a glimpse of future trends. For five days, everything at the Cologne fair revolves around sustainable and fair food systems – from 04 to 08 October 2023.

ANUGA Cologne has a unique concept. Ten trade fairs come together under one roof, ensuring all sector themes are covered. Industry manufacturers, importers, and wholesalers can learn about many exciting developments every two years.

Are you looking for a hotel for your visit to the trade fair? Our experts are here to do all the hard work when it comes to finding suitable accommodation. Register for HM business travel now for a seamless process. Book your for ANUGA 2025 now.

  • Large contingent of hotels with all price and performance segments
  • Fair prices
  • Any number of rooms
  • Single room and double room
  • Room type for every budget
  • Cosy and clean rooms
  • Comfortable equipment, from desk to minibar
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Great location near the trade fair or the city
  • Restaurants and bars within a short distance
  • Good connection for car, bus & train
  • Additional services can be booked as an option

Your hotel, for your budget

ANUGA is already in your diary? But finding the right hotel is not that easy? Save yourself the tedious search and let our hotel experts take care of this for you. Thanks to our comprehensive hotel contingent, you have come to the right place if you are looking for a trade fair hotel with the desired facilities and location.

You have already organised your trade fair visit and are now wondering if you can extend your trip to Cologne a little? Take some time out and take a boat trip on the Rhine or visit one of the many breweries in the city.

A real insider tip: In the student quarter Kwartier Latäng, there are many great cafés and bars to enjoy – just like in Paris. Here, many small concerts often create a lively atmosphere on the streets. The cabaret and light entertainment theatre with the beautiful name “Senftöpfchen” also guarantee a successful evening. In line with the motto “small is beautiful”, plenty of good entertainment is provided there.

Is this your first visit to Cologne? Then a visit to Cologne Cathedral is an essential item on your agenda. Cologne’s landmark is located directly at the central railway station and is considered the second tallest church in Germany. You will also find the mortal remains of the Three Magi here. The Cologne Chocolate Museum offers enjoyment of a different kind. The museum is located directly at the Rheinauhafen, not far from Cologne Cathedral, and also invites you to try the chocolate – every chocoholic will be happy here.

After an eventful day at the trade fair, are you tempted by Cologne’s gastronomy? We have a few tips where you can go to have a delicious meal.

Hearty Cologne delicacies await you at Bierhaus am Rhein. The cosy ambience in the vaulted cellar, equipped with knight’s armours, is an extravagant highlight. And of course, you can drink the popular Kölsch here.

The best brewery and pub cuisine can also be found at “Dom im Stapelhaus”, with what is probably the most beautiful roof terrace in Cologne. “Reibekuchen” (potato fritters) of various kinds are on the menu every Friday – from sweet to savoury. With “Himmel un Äd” (black pudding with mashed potatoes, braised onions, and apple sauce), “hausgemachter Schweinshaxe” (braised pork trotter), or “Rheinischen Sauerbraten” (homemade marinated beef), you can indulge with Cologne classics.

However, if you are looking for old-established breweries, a visit to the “Stüsser” is not to be missed. The 3rd generation brewery has stood for a rustic atmosphere with Cologne hospitality since 1904. Try the homemade beer bread with homemade liver sausage, Flönz (local smoked black pudding), or ground pork cooked sausage, a real treat for the taste buds.

You are in the trade fair city on a Thursday? Then we recommend trip to the street food market at Rudolfplatz. You are sure to find something tasty there.

You still haven’t found what you’re looking for among the recommended tips? You would like to find the right restaurant spontaneously and without a lot of research? You can find your desired restaurant with just a few clicks via GlobalGuest.

At ANUGA, the global food stage is set ablaze by a dazzling array of culinary talents, with a whopping 94% of food exhibitors hailing from 188 different countries. It’s a culinary carnival like no other. Picture this: around 7,900 exhibitors and 140,000 trade fair visitors converging on a sprawling 284,000 square meters of exhibition space. The sheer magnitude of it all is awe-inspiring.

But it’s not just the quantity; it’s the quality too. These international food mavens bring their A-game, showcasing the best their countries have to offer. From delectable cheeses of France to the exotic spices of India, ANUGA is a culinary world tour like no other.

And the diversity doesn’t stop at the food. Trade fair visitors, a remarkable melting pot themselves, represent a staggering 200 countries. That’s right, 200! It’s a testament to the universal appeal of good food and business opportunities. ANUGA is where the world truly comes together, sharing flavors, ideas, and innovations on a grand scale.

A total of seven food trends are currently dominating the food and beverage industry. It starts with vegetarian meat substitutes, continues focusing on plant-based and natural flavours, and doesn’t ignore superfoods and ancient grains. Overall, the trends are centred on health – a focus that was also named one of the most important industry trends of the future according to the trade fair visitors.

Striving for a diverse orientation, the organisers of ANUGA 2025 bring together numerous different product groups. These include:

  • Delicacies, gourmet and staple foods
  • frozen foods and ice cream products
  • meat, sausage products, game, and poultry
  • Fresh convenience, fresh delicacies, fish, fruit, and vegetables
  • Milk and dairy products
  • bread, bakery products, and spread
  • Beverages
  • Technology and equipment for the away-from-home market
  • Hot beverages
  • Organic products
  • Free From, Health and Functional Foods
  • Associations, organisations, trade press, services, IT

The motto of ANUGA 2023 was developed on the basis of the diversity and the focus on current developments: “Sustainable Growth”. This describes the desire to reconcile economic growth and sustainability in the area of nutrition. ANUGA will also focus on this goal in 2025.

Whether by train, plane, or with your car, we have summarised everything you need to know about your travel itinerary. With the help of our practical information, you can get to Cologne and ANUGA quickly and conveniently. If you still have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you personally.

Arriving by plane:

No matter from which major European city you start your journey – Cologne/Bonn Airport is always easy to reach.
You are not sure which airline you would like to use? We recommend the special tariffs of the Lufthansa Group Airlines (these include, among others, Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian, or Brussels Airlines). The dedicated event flight booking offers you, as a trade fair visitor, discounted airfares, and special bonuses . A wide range of connections will take you quickly and directly to the fair.

You can use the train, bus and light rail, a hire car, or a taxi to continue your journey. Find out about your onward travel options below.

Arriving by train:

Our tip: Use the exclusive event ticket of Deutsche Bahn.

Your costs at a glance:

  • Event ticket single, for a specific train
    (subject to availability):
    • 2. Class: for 55.90 €
    • 1. Class: for 89.90 €
  • Event ticket, single, fully flexible
    (available at all times):
    • 2. Class 77.90 €
    • 1. Class 112.90 €

Sales and bookings start six months before the start of the fair.

Note: The admission ticket for ANUGA is not a travel ticket.

Arriving by tram and bus:

Some of the local public transport stops will take you to the exhibition grounds on foot.

  • The trade fair south entrance can be accessed via the following stops
    • S-Bahn (suburban railway) stop “Köln Messe/Deutz”, this is serviced by routes S6, S11, S12, and S19.
    • Tram and underground railway stop “Köln, Bf Messe/Deutsch (U)”, this is serviced by routes 1 and 9.
  • The trade fair east, west, and north entrances can be reached via the following stop:
    • Tram and underground railway stop “Koelnmesse, Köln-Deutz”, this is serviced by routes 3 and 4.

Important note: In addition to your trade fair entrance ticket, you will also receive a travel ticket via separate email. Please print this ticket as PDF file. You can use this ticket in the specified trade fair period for travelling to and from Cologne trade fair (only 2. Class). Trains subject to surcharges, such as IC/EC or ICE, are excluded from this arrangement.

Arriving by car:

By car, you can get to the trade fair quickly and directly via the Cologne orbital motorway. A total of ten motorways lead you to the orbital motorway. You can get directly to the exhibition grounds from here without any intersections or traffic lights.

For optimum navigation, we recommend the NUNAV navigation app. Thanks to the AI-based traffic guidance system, you benefit from real-time forecasts at one-second intervals. This will allow you to reach your parking space on the exhibition grounds with as little congestion as possible.

Charging stations for electric cars are available to the public in the vicinity of Koelnmesse. The precise locations can be found at

Do you need to hire a car? Contact Sixt car rental, the car rental partner of Koelnmesse.

Arriving by taxi:

You want to arrive at flexible times? Use the taxis of the TAXI-RUF Köln. These are also available at the entrances to the exhibition grounds, among other places.

  • by telephone: +49 221 2882
  • per app: or mytaxi
The address of Koelnmesse

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
D-50679 Köln, Germany

We at HM business travel will be happy to arrange your journey there and back.

Experience Cologne

When you travel to Cologne, a beautiful city on the Rhine awaits you. Besides the world-famous Cologne Cathedral, countless historic buildings, parks and gardens, as well as museums and art galleries, are part of the cityscape. Likewise, Cologne is also known for its vibrant gastronomic scene. This makes the city an attractive experience, even outside of the trade fair visit.

From shopping trips to wellness and sports activities, you can create a stay tailored to your wishes. We will be happy to advise you on where to go for your excursions.

ANUGA 2025

ANUGA 2023 is the epicenter of curiosity in the trade fair world. With nearly 8,000 exhibitors and over 140,000 visitors, it’s the global hub for expertise and innovation. Imagine a place where curiosity knows no bounds and ideas flourish. But brace yourself for the excitement of ANUGA 2025. Why, you ask? Well, it’s an innovation playground, all under one roof. Not one, not two, but ten different trade fairs await, each offering a unique path to discovering groundbreaking ideas for your business. And the commitment to sparking your curiosity doesn’t end there. ANUGA’s supporting program is packed with special shows, events, and thought-provoking congresses, creating a dynamic environment where inspiration flows freely.

Here’s the icing on the cake – we’ve brought in renowned industry experts, plus some of the brightest futurologists and trend researchers, just for you. They’re here to listen, engage, and tackle those burning questions. ANUGA 2025 isn’t just a trade fair; it’s your ticket to the future of food and business.

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