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Quick Guide To Dmexco 2015

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 European cities: 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 the airport: 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 Museum.


Travel Tips for Cologne in September

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.