Hotels in top locations & at fair conditions

Fair City Cologne

Koelnmesse is one of the largest trade fair centers in the world. Every year, Cologne attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors with its wide array of events across various sectors. From gamescom to ANUGA, the city serves as a vibrant platform for numerous international exhibitors and professional visitors. To ensure your utmost comfort during your stay, we have reserved a substantial allocation of hotel rooms for you.

Send us your inquiry, and our experts at HM Business Travel will find the right options for you. Whether you prefer a 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotel, we can accommodate every desire. We also pay close attention to your specific preferences for amenities. Whether you value wellness and spa facilities, a selection of in-house restaurants, or details such as high-speed internet and access to streaming services, our team is eager to assist you.

Trade Fair Calender

For more information about IDS, click here.

GFDI (Society for the Promotion of the Dental Industry)


every 2 years

Event Data:
Exhibition space: Information not available
Number of exhibitors: Information not available
Number of visitors: Information not available

Opening Hours:
Sun – Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Product Categories:
Latest developments and technologies in the dental industry

For more information about ANUGA, click here.

BVE (Federal Association of the German Food Industry), DEHOGA (German Hotel and Restaurant Association)


every 2 years

Event Data:
Exhibition space: 284,000 m2
Number of exhibitors: 7,900 from 188 countries
Number of visitors: 140,000 from 200 countries

Opening Hours:
Sat – Wed: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Product Categories:
Delicatessen, Gourmet and Staple Foods / Frozen Food and Ice Cream Products / Meat, Sausages, Game, and Poultry / Fresh Convenience, Fresh Delicacies, Fish, Fruits, and Vegetables / Dairy and Dairy Products / Bread, Baked Goods, and Spreads / Beverages / Technology and Equipment for the Out-of-Home Market / Hot Beverages / Organic Products / Free From, Health and Functional Foods / Associations, Organizations, Trade Press, Services, IT

Our service for you

  • Large hotel contingent from over 800 hotel partners
  • Rooms in all price and service segments
  • Single rooms & double rooms
  • Any number of rooms
  • Rooms with balcony or terrace on request
  • Daily room cleaning
  • Great location, close to the trade fair or city centre on request
  • Comfortable furnishings from desk to minibar
  • WLAN included
  • Laundry service, wake-up service & co
  • Wellness, spa & fitness areas
  • Good connections for car, bus & train

Our Cooperations

We are a member:

  • „German Travel Association (DRV)“
  • „German Travel Management Association (VDR)“
  • international „Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)“

In this way, we not only want to act as a role model for our industry, but we also want to continue to educate ourselves, network internationally and keep our expertise permanently up to date. We therefore always keep an eye on all developments and innovations in the international business travel industry. We are constantly learning from these networks, which are very important to us, and can therefore constantly expand our range of services for our customers.

The feedback shows: We can be satisfied with our service, our focus and our values, and we do everything we can to ensure that you are too. Our many years of business travel experience make us your competent partner for all aspects of business travel management & MICE – „our service is your time!“

Interesting facts about cologne:
The trade fair city

When you think of Cologne, the Cologne Cathedral likely comes to mind first—a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But the area around the Cathedral offers other attractions as well, such as the Romano-Germanic Museum, the Chocolate Museum, and the popular Schildergasse with its shopping opportunities.

Here, you can immerse yourself in the Rhenish lifestyle of Cologne, including the famous Kölsch beer (both the beverage and the dialect). The city’s numerous traditional brew houses provide perfect spots for relaxation. If you prefer the outdoors, the Rhine Park is ideal for walks, picnics, and enjoying moments of peace. For a unique 360° panoramic view of the city, the viewing platform on the modern Cologne Triangle skyscraper is highly recommended. Please contact our experts if you need more informations.

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.

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.

Hotels with excellent locations

Cologne features excellent transport connections that facilitate easy travel to and from the city. The Cologne Central Station and Cologne/Bonn Airport ensure convenient arrival and departure options. Additionally, the city’s strong connection to the motorway network is a significant advantage for those arriving by car. We also tailor hotel selections based on your travel preferences and needs, making your stay in the trade fair city of Cologne a relaxed experience.

Numerous companies have already placed their trust in us – now it’s your turn!

Numerous companies have already placed their trust in us – now it’s your turn!

  • Organisation of conference, meeting and event rooms
  • Simple booking process
  • Flexible booking options and fair cancellation conditions
  • Reliable customer service
  • Multilingual support
  • Organisation of restaurants, supporting programme & co
  • Visa procurement
  • Shuttle, bus and limousine service
  • Convenient and affordable flight connections with scheduled or charter flights
  • Assistance with invoicing
  • Trade fair services such as trade fair hostesses, photography & on-site support
  • Additional optional services on request

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