Arrival & Accommodation

Please note: the Cologne city center is an environmental zone, which only vehicles with the corresponding plate are allowed to enter. You will find further information on the homepage of the City of Cologne.

  • By car
    Please follow the green Koelnmesse signposts. These will guide you in the area around the exhibition center directly to car parks provided close to the Congress Center East.
  • By rail
    If arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz you can reach the Congress Center East on foot (approx. 1,000 m) by following the signposts.
    If arriving at Cologne Central Station, take the S6 (in the direction of Essen), the S13 (in the direction of Troisdorf), the S11 (in the direction of Bergisch Gladbach), the Regionalexpress RE (in the direction of Koblenz or Köln Messe/Deutz or Hamm (Westf.)) or the Regionalbahn RB (in the direction of Oberbarmen or Overath), which will take you to Bahnhof Köln Messe/Deutz. On arrival at the Deutz Bahnhof station you can reach the Congress Center East on foot (approx. 1,000 m) by following the signposts.
  • By tram
    Take tram No. 1 (in the direction of Bensberg) or 9 (in the direction of Königsforst) which will take you to Bahnhof Köln-Deutz, or tram No. 3 (in the direction of Thielenbruch) and 4 (in the direction of Schlebusch) which will take you to the "Koelnmesse" stop immediately in front of the Congress Center East.
  • By air
    Take the S-Bahn No. 13 from Cologne/Bonn Airport to the “Deutz/Messe” stop (journey time approx. 15 minutes); from there the footpath to the Congress Center East is signposted.

Hotels for the VdS-FireSafety Cologne

At www.vds.de/bst-hotel-en, please press  the button "Search hotel" and give details to arrival / departure and persons / rooms. After clicking on the button "Continue",  the list of bookable hotels with detailed information opens as well as proximity to the fairgrounds.

Special conditions of the Deutsche Bahn

With the cooperation offer of VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH and Deutsche Bahn you can travel sustainably, relaxed and comfortably to the VdS trainings, VdS conferences and VdS-FireSafety Cologne.

Your arrival and departure in the long-distance traffic of the Deutsche Bahn with the event ticket will be provided with 100% green electricity. The energy required for your journey will be obtained exclusively from renewable energy sources.

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