Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany


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Gamescom is among the world's largest and most popular trade fairs for games and interactive entertainment. Since its start in 2009 the exhibition became a huge success and a dedicated platform for all the biggest global publishers and game studios to present their brand new products. However, gamescom provides exposure for both big companies and independent developers and indie game studios.

The game show is held at one of the biggest exhibition grounds in the world - Messe Cologne. On a total of over 250,000 square metres various events, conferences, games and competitions throughout the five days of the expo. Approximately 330,000 attendees will participate in gamescom 2017.

It is not just the fast pace growth of the digital games market that make Gamescom a success. The show facts and figures speak for themselves. 31,500 high level decision makers and seasoned trade visitors meet over 650 exhibitors and gauge the premiers of the biggest upcoming games, exclusives and software developments that will move the market for the next twelve months.

In addition one of the most acclaimed developer conferences, GDC Europe is held during Gamescom, adding further value and a front row seat to the latest developments, technologies and software innovations in the digital world. The top tier computer hardware and games consoles manufacturers will present their latest products and will provide invaluable business opportunities and further decision making across the board.

In addition the 330,000 visitors and fans from 88 countries attending the exhibition, make participating at Gamescom not only a memorable experience. All exhibitors small or big agree: Gamescom is a game changer. The show witnessed small indie games gaining huge popularity and big game titles strengthen their presence increase revenue.

Do not miss Gamescom in Cologne – the world's leading business platform for interactive games and entertainment.

Accommodation in Cologne during gamescom

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

Cologne is exceptionally busy during Gamescom. With the influx of several hundred thousand attendees, support staff and fans of the games industry securing a suitable accommodation for the event is very hard. Make sure you prepare early and book your hotel as soon as possible. Our analysis of the past editions of Gamescom shows that nearly all hotels near the venue or in the city center are fully booked for the event dates several months in advance.

To make sure your business travel during Gamescom is a success our team at Fair Point GmbH secured contracts with the best value hotels in Cologne and secured hotel rooms for business travelers at below average prices. This ensures that all our current and future clients exhibiting or visiting the trade fair will benefit from the unique accommodation offers and will finalize their preparations for the event with speed and efficiency. Simply click on one of the hotels or send us a hotel reservation request and our team will provide you with hotel deals best matching your budget and business needs.

Hotels for gamescom 2017

16 kmFrom €189
Mondial am Dom Cologne - MGallery CollectionMondial am Dom Cologne - MGallery Collection
2.3 kmFrom €137
Pullman ColognePullman Cologne
3 kmFrom €299
art'otel cologneart'otel cologne
2 kmFrom €169
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Domestic exhibitors282272n/a
Domestic visitorstotal: 345 000total: 345 000n/a
Foreign exhibitors524589n/a
Foreign visitorsn/an/an/a

Venue: Messe Colognedetails

Founded in: 2009

Industry: Information Technology, Telecommunication

Frequency: every year

Where: Cologne, Germany

Organiser: Koelnmesse GmbH

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Travel Info For Gamescom

Airport: Cologne Bonn Airport 13.5 km

Railway station: Köln Hauptbahnhof 4.1 km

Subway station: Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz/Messeplatz 1.4 km

How to get to Messe Cologne

By Rail

Cologne Messe is directly adjacent to Köln Messe/Deutz train station to the south. The station has ICE connections by Deutsche Bahn, to Köln Hauptbahnhof and Cologne/Bonn Airport.

Stations near the Koelnmesse:

  • Entrance South:
    • S-Bahn: S6, S11, S12, S13 drop off on Köln Messe/Deutz
    • Tram and subway: Line 1 and 9 drop off on Deutz/Messe (U)
  • Entrance East, West, North:
    • Köln-Deutz train station - Line 3 and 4

By Car

Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to Koelnmesse without junctions. There are 14,500 parking lots around the exhibition center and free shuttle buses are available to the venue.

GPS coordinates: latitude 50.947086 ; longitude 6.982777

Map of Messe Cologne

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Our Clients


The service we received from Fair Point was fantastic. They were quick to respond to our (many!) questions, and were very accommodating when we had to keep changing our plans and had some very last-minute drop-outs/adds to attendees. I would absolutely work with them again in the future!

M. Wygand

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