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IDS 2025 in Cologne

IDS 2025 Cologne

25. bis 29. March

Trade fair hotels & business travel planning

Secure your spot at the forefront of the dental and dental technology revolution! IDS 2025 is on the horizon, and with it comes the promise of over 1700 exhibitors ready to showcase the latest breakthroughs right before your eyes. This is your chance to dive into live demonstrations, engage in enriching technical discussions, and explore a vast array of products that make IDS, the International Dental Show in Cologne, the go-to hub for dental practices and laboratories worldwide. Discover firsthand the innovations setting the stage for the future of dentistry: from cutting-edge 3D printing technologies and advancements in endodontics to state-of-the-art equipment systems and breathtaking aesthetic restorations.

Embrace this unique opportunity to join a global gathering of industry pioneers. With HM business travel by your side, securing your ideal hotel room becomes a breeze, offering you a tailored experience without the hassle. Within just 24 hours, receive a proposal that ticks all the boxes of your dream stay.

  • 24/7 emergency phone access during the trade fair or the conference

  • Bus/Minivan shuttle

  • Hotels  with all pricing and services on offer

  • Comfortable and convenient flight connections with scheduled or charter planes

  • Limousine service

  • Exhibition photography

  • Trade fair hostesses & hosts

  • Organisation of rooms for conferences, meetings, and events

  • Organisation of supporting events, such as sightseeing, evening functions, etc.

  • Organisation of restaurants

  • Personal on-site management (depending on the trade fair, conference, and event venue)

  • Participant management

  • Ticket & hospitality service

  • VIP Service

  • Support in obtaining visas

Your hotel, for your budget

Struggling to find a hotel that meets your exacting standards for IDS 2025? Let us lift the burden off your shoulders. At HM business travel, we pride ourselves on pinpointing hotels that not only impress with their amenities but also fit within your budget. Benefit from our expert service and focus on what truly matters: your visit to the fair.

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.

Spanning approximately 180,000 square meters, IDS transforms numerous halls into a dynamic showcase of dental industry trends and innovations. With the IDS Compass and IDSconnect platform, navigate through digital presentations and exhibitor lists with ease, ensuring you capture every highlight without missing a beat.

IDS 2025 is set to cover a wide spectrum of critical topics for the dental sector, from the newest dental practice developments to laboratory innovations, hygiene solutions, software advancements, 3D printing, endodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and digital imaging. IDS is committed to addressing the diverse needs of the dental community, ensuring a comprehensive insight into the future of dentistry.

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 IDS 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 751.90 €
    • 1. Class: for 84.90 €
  • Event ticket, single, fully flexible
    (available at all times):

    • 2. Class 72.90 €
    • 1. Class 106.90 €

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

Note: The admission ticket for IDS 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.

IDS 2025 – the worl´s leading trade fare of the dental Community

Since its inception in 1923, IDS has risen to become the premier event in the dental industry, drawing 120,000 visitors from 162 countries and nearly 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries in 2023. Whether you’re looking to forge new business connections or simply immerse yourself in the world of dentistry, IDS in Cologne is the place to be. Join us in 2025 and witness the evolution of dental care firsthand.

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