You’re heading to the premier global digital marketing event in one
of the most architecturally stunning cities in Germany. Make sure you take some
time outside of the conference to see the historic Cologne Cathedral, sip
coffee in Salon Schmitz or take in the Museum Schnutgen. After all, you’re here
at #dmexco to learn and network and what better setting to extend the
networking than an authentic German biergarten? Start making your after hours
to-do list now.
Getting to Cologne
Closest airport: Cologne-Bonn Airport can be reached by plane from many European cities including London, Munich, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Zurich. These flights are usually about 60 minutes from these cities and once you land, you’re about 20 minutes via taxi to the exhibition center.
Airport + Train: Compare prices from
several airports to see which has the best deal from your city of choice. There
are also high-speed ICE trains from the airports in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt,
Brussels and Amsterdam that will take you directly to the exhibition center.
How to find deals to
Always compare fares for different airlines because no single carrier always
has the best deal. Germanwings and Luftansa are good ones to start with since
they offer many itinerary options to/from Cologne and Frankfurt. Also, you’re
in luck for traveling this time of year, as fares to Europe are best after summer.
Getting to and from
Whether you arrive by train or by plane, there are taxi options to get you
around the city. Stations/stops around the exhibition center: S-Bahn: Köln
Messe/Deutz, S6, S11, S12, S13 (Shuttle Bus to Entrance North provided) Tram-
or subway: Koelnmesse, Köln-Deutz Line 3 und 4
What to See and Do in Cologne
Want to see Cologne from above? Then take a trip on the Cologne
Cable Car (Kolner Seilbahn). It connects the two banks of the Rhine River with
the Cologne Zoo on one end. The 13th century Cologne Cathedral is
considered one of the biggest and most intricate cathedrals in Europe so you
don’t want to miss it. The Romano-Germanic Museum has a large collection of
Roman history dating back to when Cologne was a Roman settlement. Do you have a
sweet tooth? Then you’re in the right country. Book a tour at the Chocolate
Travel Tips for Cologne
Climate: The weather is
generally moderate and in the mid-50’s/60’s in September. Light jackets and
scarves are completely acceptable.
Surrounding Area: Before or after the
conference, venture out of the city to explore the castles along the Rhine
River. You can rent a car or book a 2-3 day adventure to see the countryside of
Germany and have some good r&r.