Visitor Information

For questions about online registration, hotel choices, restaurant options, or anything else – we are here to help!

For questions please call us at (773) 326-9920.

Entrance Passes

E-Ticket for each of our industry events is activated 6-8 weeks prior to show opening. Note: Koelnmesse does not provide name badges so to identify yourself we recommend bringing your own corporate name tag. When using our automated system just follow the registration and ordering instructions and provide your credit card information to complete the order.

Please click here for a list of all Koelnmesse Shows.

Travel Information

Have questions on entry into Germany? Please use the following links to find more information:

Visa Regulations

Requirements / Exemptions For Entry into Germany

Numerous flights from North America operate on a daily basis with service to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Brussels or Amsterdam. There are currently no direct flights from North America to Cologne. The most convenient connection is available via Frankfurt Airport which connects to the Cologne fairground via high-speed trains in 55 minutes. Or you can fly into Düsseldorf and take public transportation to Cologne.




German Railway: Cologne 2 train stations are “Koeln Hauptbahnhof”, which is the main station, and “Koeln Messe/Deutz”, which is in front of the fairground. All trains stop at both stations. For schedules please visit

Via Car: Cologne. Roads to the fairground are well marked. Look for “Green Traffic Road Signs” pointing to Koelnmesse and its 14,500 parking spaces. Free shuttle buses take you to the entrance areas.
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Special VIP Programs

VIP services are available for key North American decision-makers and senior management for our food, food technology, and furniture trade shows. The program typically includes exclusive perks such as free admission, VIP lounge access, concierge services, and selected VIP attendee activities through the VIP Buyer Program. We also offer programs for multipliers, associations, media, and other industry leaders.

For more information on whether you qualify please contact our North American VIP Account Manager, Leslie Fleck at