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Lanxess stock company is one of the five major chemical groups in Germany. The company generated sales of 7.2 billion euros in 2018. Over 15,550 employees at 57 locations in 33 countries contribute to the success of the group. The foundation date was set on July 1st, 2004. Those responsible chose Cologne as the location. The headquarters are still here today. Lanxess can be found on the Internet at The website is very well structured and offers an excellent insight into the strategies of the group.

As early as 1991, the company opened its first location in Hürth with the blue unicorn as a logo, where the first three studios were created by converting empty warehouses and corresponding outbuildings. Over time, the location grew to the size of 18 studios and seven control rooms.

The Elector Ferdinand von Wittelsbach

Under Elector Ferdinand von Wittelsbach most of the death sentences were carried out (1577 - 1650). He had undergone priestly training but was not ordained and initially worked as an administrator. During his reign, the persecution of witches was not only tolerated but promoted. The elector thus had a decisive share of responsibility for the accumulation of witch trials in those lands for which he was responsible. By contrast, there were comparatively few witch trials in the Free Imperial City of Cologne.

The journey

The exhibition halls are right behind the Deutzer Bahnhof and therefore easy to reach by train. Of course, I also took advantage of this good location and traveled with the regional train. The sun is shining and I am in good spirits and looking forward to nice impressions for my eyes.

The journey

Since the fair aroused our interest, I drove to the XPOST on Saturday. With public transport you could reach the venue very well and therefore we have decided to a quick and easy journey by S-Bahn. From Cologne Central Station we drove very quickly to the Hansa Ring and walked the last 800 meters.

So we have 10 fairs with the following names: Fine Food, Frozen Food, Meat, Chilled and Fresh Food, Diary, Bread and Bakery, Drinks, Organic, Hot Beverages and Culinary Concepts. We start with exclusive delicacies and gourmet foods and go beyond meat products, innovative convenience products, dairy and dairy products, bread and bread products, soft drinks, high-quality organic products, tea, coffee and cocoa products to equipment, technology and Culinary from the food industry or the gastronomy.

First of all, the pure information about the new fair and then our personal impression! Enjoy reading.

Facts and Figures

In halls seven and eight artists, stars and celebrities from film and television and the entire media area were introduced on about 65,000 square meters.

Europe's largest cinema

The resident Cinedom, in cooperation with Koelnmesse, did not miss the opportunity to launch the gigantic Thunder Theater. There were premieres and performances by stars.

When talking about a cozy shopping spree in Cologne , many people think directly of the surrounding area around the Neumarkt or the Cologne Cathedral . Shopping streets such as Schildergasse and Hohe Strasse promise a successful but at the same time pleasant and varied day with their numerous shops, stores and restaurants. The diversity of the various shops and boutiques, the taste in fashion is met by almost every customer, from shops such as Primarque and Zara to shops like Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton is almost everything.

Incidentally, the nickname among the people of Cologne is "Henkelmännchen", which results from their form or was derived.


The first cut of the spade, so the construction began on 31.07.1996 . Thousands of tons of concrete, parquet and plastic flooring were used from then on. The construction costs were at incredible 153 million euros! By the way, the responsible architect was Peter Böhm. At the opening, the arena had even another (third) name! Here is the process of naming:

This year INTERMOT (International Motorcycle and Scooter Fair) celebrated its 20th birthday . INTERMOT , this is the second largest trade fair for motorized two-wheelers. It takes place every two years. While the fair took place in Munich between 1998 and 2004, the event location subsequently changed. Since then Cologne has been the venue in October. With the move to Kölnmesse , she returned to her homeland. It has its origin there.