For the success story of aquanale – International Trade Fair for Sauna. Pool. Ambiente – in Cologne over the past 20 years, many factors are responsible. The central location of the trade fair city in Europe has certainly had a major influence on this. Visitors from Germany and abroad greatly appreciate the fact that the Rhine metropolis is easily accessible, whether by car, train or plane.
As one of the oldest cities in Germany and with its impressive Gothic landmark, Cologne Cathedral, it attracts tourists from all over the world. The city is also an important transportation hub and trading center in Europe, which underscores its economic importance.
Cologne has the Cologne/Bonn Airport, which is well connected to various international destinations. Visitors to trade fairs can easily reach the exhibition center from the airport by public transport or cab in around 15 minutes. Those landing in Frankfurt can be in Cologne from the airport in just under an hour
Because Cologne is an important hub, for example, for the Thalys high-speed train and other international as well as national train connections in the European rail network, very many trade fair visitors also use the train to travel to and from the fair. Thalys offers connections between different cities in four countries always with a stop in Cologne: Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands. The connection between Cologne and Paris (three and a half hours) is one of the most prominent routes of Thalys. From London, you can reach Brussels in two hours with the Eurostar and then continue with Thalys to the trade fair city of Cologne on the Rhine.
bsw service for visitors: With the code bsw23 , to be redeemed on the aquanale homepage, visitors receive free admission to #aquanale23. We explain exactly how this works here.