How to Travel

Traveling to ESL One Cologne 2020 made easy!

Basic Information

About the venue

The cheers of over 15,000 attendees are still echoing inside the LANXESS arena. And now the excitement returns once more in July 2020 with another world-class tournament to be held in Germany's largest indoor arena. We are ready. Are you?

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 2020.

What can you bring into the arena

Please leave your backpack at the hotel, the arena security doesn’t allow big bags inside the venue. You can bring a small backpack (no luggage) into the arena but the will be thoroughly checked. 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.

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 transportation

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.

Best way to ESL One in cologne 2020

European high speed trains Thalys, ICE and Metropolitan arrive into Cologne Central Station at least once per hour. 

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.


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

Where to sleep

Hotels & AIRBNB

This map will help you to find and compare the best deals for your weekend at ESL One Cologne 2020. You can also book your hotel or airbnb directly here with just a click! Note that the LANXESS arena is very central and easy to reach, no matter where you decide to stay in Cologne!

Official Camp

The official ESL One Camp is the cheapest, the most social, and also the most fun way to spend your weekend in Cologne during the event. Meet like-minded CS:GO fans from all over the world, relax at the camp fire with a nice drink and play some games!
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