General information about IDS and Cologne

IDS 2017IDS 2017: Dates and opening times, entry tickets, arrival, lifestyle in Cologne (Germany)

The IDS 2017 countdown is on! We prepared all information, which is tremendously important to spend a good time at the IDS 2017 in Cologne. Here you can read all about the admission fees and how to travel to Cologne. In addition to that we recommend a lot of hotels, restaurants, attractions and breweries. Now the journey can start!

Dates and opening times IDS 2017

  • Tuesday, 21st until Saturday 25th of March 2017
  • Trade Dealer Day: Tuesday, 21st of March 2017
  • Visitor Days: 22nd until 25th of March 2017
  • Daily from 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

 

Admission fees IDS 2017

Advance sale

  • 1-Day ticket: 13.00 €
  • 2-Day ticket: 17.00 €
  • Season ticket: 21.00 €
  • 1-Day ticket for students: 7.50 €

You can order the tickets here.
During the trade fair, all admission tickets bearing the symbol of the Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) serve as travel tickets for all means of public transport except trains operated by Deutsche Bahn AG and subject to a surcharge.

Box-Office

  • 1-Day ticket: 17.00 €
  • 2-Day ticket: 21.50 €
  • Season ticket: 27.00 €
  • 1-Day ticket for students: 8.50 €

Catalogue

  • 24.00 €

Book accommodations IDS 2017

Book a hotel, private room or furnished apartment as desired directly online here:

 

Travel information to IDS 2017

Arriving by plane

Cologne-Bonn Airport can be reached by plane in about 60 minutes from many major European cities, such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Prague, London, Munich, Milan, and Zurich. The exhibition center can be reached quickly and easily from the Airport. In addition, high-speed ICE trains connect the airports in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Brussels directly to the exhibition center. See here.

Arriving by car

Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition center without junctions or traffic lights. Simply follow the green signs marked “Koelnmesse”. There are about 14,500 parking spaces around the exhibition center. Free shuttle buses run from the car parks to the entrances.

Arriving by train

Due to its location in the center of Europe, Koelnmesse can be quickly reached on trains of Deutsche Bahn from many cities in Germany and abroad. In addition, the Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds. Deutsche Bahn offers attractive special terms for train tickets to Cologne:  http://www.bahn.de

Free of charge with tickets for local traffic

During the trade fair, all admission tickets bearing the symbol of the Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) serve as travel tickets for all means of public transport except trains operated by Deutsche Bahn AG and subject to a surcharge.

 

Lifestyle Cologne – Here you will find our tips about cologne (after IDS)

 Restaurants in Cologne

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