Welcome to Cologne – the cathedral city! Visitors to the aquanale can expect not only an international specialist fair with a myriad of industry related events but also look forward to an excellent location, which is readily accessible. Cologne has that, and more! There is a lot on offer after the exhibition closes – bars and breweries, culture and clubbing, retail therapy and relaxation, fun and friendly locals as well as the UNESCO World Heritage site – the “Kölner Dom”, the world famous Cologne Cathedral.

What’s on in Cologne? Find it out.

Kölner Dom bei NachtIn many cities the trade fair grounds are situated on the outskirts or even some distance away. Cologne is different. The Cologne trade fair complex (Koelnmesse) is located in the heart of the city and easy to reach due to the excellent transport links.

No matter if you arrive by car, plane or train your journey will be straightforward. The complex is even visible from the main train station in Cologne. Travellers coming by air can hop on a train at the airport and arrive at the fair site only 12 minutes later.

Thanks to the ten motorways, which converge on Cologne and feed traffic onto the beltway circumnavigating the city, access by car is also simple and quick. Cologne further impresses with its large range of hotels which, even during trade fairs, offer you a choice from low budget rooms to deluxe suites.

We recommend using trivago to find available hotels in the city.

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