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The Photokina - film and photo exhibition in Cologne

Every two years at the big fair in Cologne everything revolves around the image!

The biggest photo show in the world brings in Köln Deutz visitors and exhibitors from over 50 countries of the world together and the camera industry shows its latest models. World leader in the fields of photo and video competing for the favor of enthusiastic visitors. In addition to the classic camera industry to present itself here of course, companies from the fields of image service, software and trade. Everything about image and video with everything so entails. Even providers of training and video tutorials we saw last year at the fair in Cologne!

Photokina is a mecca for all photographers. So it happened in 2014 well to that anniversary "175 Years of Photography" to celebrate!

Gigantic lenses and camera bags, photo paper, and what else you need so everything were presented at the 33rd Photokina in Cologne.

We were on the last day at the fair and were able to observe that many exhibitors and their products exhibits were drastically reduced. So unless you want to make a good bargain, so here lends itself to the last day of the exhibition!

The biggest photo show in the world is in 2016 again in Cologne.

Fairrooms cologne at the right place

Unless you want us to visit the fair would like to walk to Photokina, then simply book our Fair Apartments in Cologne Deutz . The apartments are located very close to the fair (max. 1,000 meters) and therefore ideal for your stay in Cologne! We look forward to your - our - request. Simply call us or send us an email!

The Photokina 2018

It's that time again in September 2018 ! In the period from September 26th to September 29th, the world-famous trade fair for the imaging industry will take place in Cologne - just a stone's throw - from our holiday apartments!

The opening times

The fair is open daily . There are different opening times for exhibitors and visitors. These have been defined as follows:

For visitors: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Friday. Extended opening times are offered on Friday, namely from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.!

For exhibitors: Except on Friday, every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended opening times are offered on Friday, namely from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.!

The ticket prices

The prices of the tickets are significantly cheaper in advance sales than at the ticket office on site. We therefore recommend that you purchase the cards before your arrival.

Day ticket Wednesday to Friday

Presale: 35 EUR

On site: 56 EUR

Day ticket Friday (after 2 p.m.)

Presale: 8 EUR

On site: 10 EUR

Day ticket on Saturday

Presale: 12 EUR

On site: 18 EUR

Family day ticket on Saturday (only possible on Saturday)

Presale: 25 EUR

On site: 36 EUR

Two day card

Presale: 56 EUR

On site: 89 EUR

Season ticket for the entire event

Presale: 88 EUR

On site: 141 EUR

Reduced day ticket

Presale: 8 EUR

On site: 10 EUR

The rental prices for a stand

Businesses in particular are certainly interested in the prices of stand rental. We are also happy to provide this information (the information is of course without guarantee!).

Until December 1st, 2017, a stand rental of EUR 175 per square meter was offered. On March 1st, 2018 the rent was then increased to EUR 186 per square meter and on March 2nd, 2018 the stand rent even exploded to EUR 199 per square meter rented. Now you also know why digital cameras are so expensive!

Which products are currently being exhibited at the fair?

The range includes products from the following areas:

  • Imaging services
  • Computer generated imagery
  • projection
  • Monitors and Displays
  • All types of scanners
  • Fine Art Printing
  • Large Format printing
  • the homeprinting
  • all kinds of personalized photo products
  • Photo books, albums and frames
  • online picture services
  • Large and mini laboratories
  • Picture kiosk systems
  • digital imaging and publishing
  • Video editing and video technology
  • Image editing software
  • Audio equipment and microphones
  • Lighting and lighting technology
  • Equipment for photo studios
  • all types of storage media
  • Long-range optics
  • Camera accessories in any form
  • VR and AR systems
  • Camera and video camera
  • Smartphones

An interesting catalog for all products can be obtained for a proud 32 EUR .

Of course, you can marvel at the latest technology trends for all areas. A very interesting event for "photo freaks".

New cycle

And now comes the bang! Until now, the Photokina only took place every two years in Cologne-Deutz. In 2019, however, the cycle and the time of the event will change. Because then the fair will no longer take place in September, but every year in May! Why does Photokina now take place in Deutz every year? Well, the innovations in the industry come so quickly and an annual event makes perfect sense or is urgently necessary! There is now always a special exhibition area for the so-called "future-oriented technological developments"! When you think of the areas of virtual reality, you have to say: "There is still a lot to come!"

Exhibition room Cologne very close

If you want to visit the trade fair and would like to walk to Photokina , then simply book our trade fair apartments in Cologne Deutz . The apartments are very close to the trade fair (max. 1,000 meters) and are therefore ideal for your overnight stay in Cologne! Just take a look at the individual profile pages of the apartments and you will get a very good impression of the accommodation. Regardless of whether you want to call it a holiday apartment or trade fair apartment , in principle it is a furnished apartment that we would like to rent to you.

It is not really just a room that we rent to you and you also do not share the premises with other people: You have rented the entire trade fair apartment just for yourself. With its own small kitchen and shower with toilet. No wishes remain unfulfilled, because the wifi access is also included free of charge! Of course, you will receive a proper invoice from us, which you as an entrepreneur will of course need for your accounting. We look forward to your - non-binding - inquiry. Just give us a call or send us an email!

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