THE TIRE COLOGNE: plan your travel and accommodations early

The premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE is approaching fast, and the preparations of Koelnmesse and the exhibitors for the leading industry event are now in full swing. In twelve weeks, on 29 May 2018, the new trade fair for tires and wheels is finally opening its doors at the Cologne location. Those who want to experience the entire world of tires and rims, of workshop outfitting or of recycling and disposal should quickly plan their travel and accommodations in Cologne. Koelnmesse supports all exhibitors and visitors with their trade fair preparations with a variety of travel planning services and selected accommodation and leisure options in and around Cologne.

Thanks to its central and convenient location in Europe, visitors can reach Koelnmesse quickly by car, train, airplane and public transport from many cities in Germany and abroad.

The Airport Cologne/Bonn, for example, can be reached by plane in about 60 minutes from many European cities such as Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Prague, London, Munich, Milan and Zurich. You can reach the fair grounds directly and quickly from there - the Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Brussels airports are also connected directly via the ICE high-speed rail network. Save on travel with the Airline Mobility Partner of Koelnmesse. The Lufthansa Group offers a global network and exclusive prices and conditions as a trade fair for our visitors. You can find booking codes and other options under

The central location of the trade fair grounds in Cologne, in the immediate vicinity of the ICE train station Cologne Messe/Deutz, allows comfortable travel from many cities in Germany and abroad with the Deutsche Bahn. And attractive conditions are possible with the Deutsche Bahn Special. More information at

Arrival by car takes place via one of ten motorways that flow into the motorway ring around Cologne. This leads you directly to the fair grounds without being held up by crossroads or traffic lights. Simply follow the green "Koelnmesse" signs. There are approximately 14,500 parking spaces surrounding the fair grounds. Free shuttle buses run from there to the entrances.

And those staying overnight can easily and quickly reach Koelnmesse with public transport thanks to its well-connected and central location. Stops for buses and trains are located within walking distance of the fair grounds.

Trade visitors and exhibitors can quickly and easily find accommodations options in all price and quality categories. The online booking system then selects the desired hotel according to the respective trade fair, the distance to Koelnmesse and the desired price level – then simply quickly the desired hotel and book online. Also under the menu point "Accommodations" are possibilities for group enquiries, meaning for several rooms, as well as for alternative accommodations in select private rooms and furnished apartments through the Koelnmesse partner Homestay Agency Cologne.

With its numerous places of interest and cultural highlights, the trade fair city of Cologne offers an attractive supporting programme for every trade fair visit. In addition to the Cologne Cathedral, one can discover numerous Romanesque churches, the historical Town Hall, museums, parks and gardens, as well as architecture and design. Take advantage of the countless opportunities of the beautiful cathedral city. Shopping tours, wellness and sports offerings combined with Cologne hospitality and gaiety will turn your stay into an unforgettable experience. You can find further information and useful links under

THE TIRE COLOGNE ticket – addmission and public transport ticket

You should order the admission ticket for THE TIRE COLOGNE now in the Ticket Shop, and in this way save time and money. Make use of the advantages of advance sale: simply register in the Ticket Shop, select the desired ticket and complete the order transaction. After completing the order transaction, the admission ticket is available as a download. Then print out the admission ticket or load it onto the mobile end device. In this way there are no waits at the box office, and the admission ticket can at the same time be used as a free public transport ticket for arrival by public transport.

One receives the free public transport ticket following the online purchase of the ticket in a separate e-mail. In order to use public transport, the sent PDF file must be printed out in A4 format or loaded onto the mobile end device. The public transport ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport in the extended network of the Rhine-Sieg transport system (VRS). Exempted are Deutsche Bahn AG trains that are subject to a supplementary charge, such as IC/EC or ICE trains. The public transport ticket is only for arrival and departure when visiting the Koelnmesse GmbH within the indicated trade fair period. It is non-transferable and is only valid in connection with valid photo identification and an admission ticket for the indicated event of Koelnmesse GmbH.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

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Note for editorial offices:
The Tire Cologne photos are available in our image database on the Internet at www.thetire-cologne.com in the “Press” section.
Press information is available at: www.thetire-cologne.com/Pressinformation
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Your contact:
Volker De Cloedt
Communications Manager

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne
Tel +49 221 821-2960
Fax +49 221 821-3544


THE TIRE COLOGNE: plan your travel and accommodations early

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