Event Info

08-10 July 2016

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Venue Address

Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
50679 Köln

Opening Hours

Friday 8th:
Doors open 08:00 CEST
Saturday 9th:
Doors open 11:30 CEST
Sunday 10th:
Doors open 11:30 CEST

The Venue

LANXESS arena is still echoing with the cheers of last year's ESL One Cologne, after breaking both viewership and attendance records. The excitement returns in 2016 with another world-class tournament to be held in Germany's largest indoor arena.

Age restriction

Due to German legislation and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's USK16 rating, only people aged 16 years or older will be admitted to the event. Even with parental consent or an accompanying adult, people under the age of 16 will not be able to gain entry to ESL One Cologne 2016.

Entering the Arena

Exchanging your ticket for a wristband is possible at all main entrances from Friday to Sunday. If you won a ticket through a contest, you must go to the Ticket Shop (#3 on the map) to pick up your physical ticket before entering the arena. Your wristband is for all days - don’t lose it since we cannot replace lost wristbands. VIP and Press access is located at Club Eingang Ost (#2 on the map)

What you can bring into the arena

You can bring a small backpack(no luggage) into the arena. No dangerous items are allowed. No food and drinks will be allowed in the arena. Only point and shoot, or action cameras can be brought into the arena. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are not permitted.

Premium Ticket

As a Premium Ticket holder, you will receive a lanyard with a pass attached to it when you exchange your ticket. This pass is your way to pick up your goodie bag, and get food.

The goodie bags are available in the premium area (downstairs in Clubraum west) along with food. To claim the goodie bag or the food, present your badge at the stations and they will punch a hole in your badge to indicate that you’ve picked up your meal or your goodie bag.

Drinks are available in the Premium area at all times. Gifting drinks to other members of the audience who are not Premium ticket holders is forbidden.


Camp Address

51063 Köln

ESL One Camp

The ESL One Cologne camp is back! If you’re looking for a place to stay for the event, be sure to check it. Affordable rates and group packages are both available - after a long day of CS:GO, why not unwind with your fellow fans?

Bring your own tent
  • Camping space for one night: €29.50 
  • Camping space for two nights: €59
  • Camping space for three nights: €88.50
  • Camping space for four nights: €118
Tent 4 Friends (tent rental cost, does not include camping space)
  • One night including tent with a six to eight person capacity: €69.00 (Please refer to the bring your own tent rates for the cost associated with booking a campsite)

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Getting to Lanxess Arena

By Train:

European high speed trains Thalys, ICE and Metropolitan arrive into Cologne Central Station at least once per hour. The ICE makes an additional stop at Köln-Deutz station just outside the LANXESS arena.

By Plane:

Distance to the closest airports (distance by car): Cologne/Bonn 14 km Düsseldorf 55 km Frankfurt 192 km By car Wherever you're arriving from: Thanks to its central position in the Köln-Deutz district the LANXESS arena is very easy to reach: just follow directions marked "LANXESS arena" and "Koelnmesse". You will find the LANXESS arena immediately next to the Köln-Deutz railway station.

By Car:

  • From Düsseldorf, Oberhausen, Dortmund: At Leverkusen intersection proceed via A3 direction Frankfurt to intersection Köln-Ost, then onto the motorway B55 direction Köln-Zentrum, exit LANXESS arena. Follow the signs.

  • From Olpe/Siegen: A4, respectively B55 direction Köln-Zentrum, exit LANXESS arena. Follow the signs.

  • From Frankfurt: A3 to motorway merging point Heumar, onto A4 direction Aachen to intersection Gremberg, onto A559 direction Köln-Deutz to the end of the motorway.

  • From Bonn, Airport Cologne/Bonn: A559 direction Köln-Zentrum, -Deutz to the end of the motorway.

  • From Aachen, Koblenz, Euskirchen: From intersection Köln-West onto A4 direction Olpe, Frankfurt to intersection Gremberg, onto A559 direction Köln-Deutz to the end of the motorway. From Krefeld, Neuss: A57 to the end of the motorway, then B55 direction Zoobrücke, intersection Köln-Ost to exit LANXESS arena. Parking possibilities LANXESS arena's car parks P1-P4 are signposted. You can access them via Opladener Strasse through the LANXESS arena tunnel. Entrances are highlighted. City-bound directions access P1 and P3, outward traffic accesses P1 and P2. Via Gummersbacher Strasse you can access P4 or the bus parking lot P5.
  • Parking Facilities

    There is a Parking charge of 1,30 € per hour and payable before leaving the garage. There are pay machines on every level and an office on the third level of P1. Or you can simply pay in advance by choosing the "Arena Tarif" - that way you can avoid waiting after the event. The "Arena Tarif" costs 5,50 € and is valid until 6am next morning.

    Public Transport:

    Tram lines 1, 3, 4, 9 and Bus lines 150, 151, 153, 170, 250 and 260 all stop at the stations Bahnhof Deutz / Messe, Köln-Deutz or Deutz-Kalker Bad.