5 Conference rooms
Max. 200 People
Industrial buildings & loft

Event Venue | TV Studio | Pop-Up Store and much more.

Following extensive renovation and refurbishment, HAFEN 12 now stands as an attractive venue with a spectacular view of the Rhine, open for your projects in Cologne. Our event venue is conveniently located near the fairgrounds and impresses not only with its perfect transportation connections but above all with its versatility. You can expect not only spacious premises where industrial-cultural ambiance meets state-of-the-art infrastructure but also an extraordinary outdoor area with views of the Rhine and parking facilities.

235 sqm I 8 m high I no pillars I air conditioning I "green" power

From product presentations to TV productions and shootings, to pop-up stores, house fairs, and virtual events: In the pillar-free hall, there are virtually no limits to your project.

Delivery and installation of larger fixtures and objects (e.g., vehicles) are easily achievable. Basic ambient lighting, hanging points, power outlets, and the necessary internet capacity for streaming are all available. Likewise, the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art climate control and heating systems, including HEPA filter units, all powered by "green" electricity. Adjacent rooms also offer ample space for reception scenarios, backstage areas, and post-production.

2 floors I 10 rooms I kitchen I storage space

In addition to the hall, HAFEN 12 offers ten more rooms - ranging from 10 sqm to 80 sqm - on two floors, as well as a courtyard overlooking the Rhine, ready for various uses.

You enter the ground floor areas through a spacious entrance area, which impresses with an attractive mix of brick walls and glass surfaces - totaling approximately 200 sqm spread across four rooms. From the ground floor, both the hall and the courtyard are accessible, allowing for flexible shared use of the spaces.

The upper floor spans approximately 200 sqm and is accessible both from the ground floor via a staircase and from outside. Upon arrival upstairs, a large window offers a view of the expansive hall.

On the upper floor, in addition to a kitchen and sanitary facilities, there are a total of six rooms - some with views of the Rhine - available.

100 sqm courtyard I 400 sqm green area I view of the Rhine

The indoor spaces are perfectly complemented by a courtyard with adjacent green space. The approximately 100 sqm courtyard is accessible via a gate entrance for delivery vehicles and food trucks. The premises on the ground floor are accessible via an entrance in the courtyard. From the elevated, approximately 400 sqm green area with old trees and a brick wall, there is a spectacular view of the Rhine.

2 forty-foot containers I 3 twenty-foot containers

A port wouldn't be complete without containers. In addition to the premises of HAFEN 12, a two-story container installation can be utilized. Five shipping containers are available as office space, sound recording set, dressing room, storage, and, of course, as exciting indoor and outdoor motifs. From the expansive rooftop, there is a spectacular view of the Rhine, while the adjacent green area with its tree cover forms a charming contrast.

Product presentations I house fairs I TV production I workshop I art exhibition

For conferences, congresses, and seminars, our venue HAFEN 12 offers both spacious rooms for public lectures and smaller rooms for individual workshops and workgroups.

Especially the hall and the spacious basement offer ideal conditions for trade fairs, product displays, and showrooms of all kinds. The contrasting ambiance is also perfect for staging fashion shows and offers optimal design possibilities due to the variety of rooms.

Additionally, the outdoor area with courtyard and green space offers further options for product presentations or catering for event guests.

HAFEN 12 is also the perfect setting for film and photo productions. Our hall not only provides ample space but also the necessary height for sets and productions of all kinds, whether with or without an audience.

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Gastronomy and Hospitality

HAFEN 12 is not tied to fixed service providers. Therefore, you are free to choose your partners. If you prefer to book external services through HAFEN 12, we are happy to offer this option. In this case, we manage the trades, and you have only one point of contact. If you choose your own caterer, they will find the perfect infrastructure at HAFEN 12 for implementing their catering concept, whether it's with a barbecue in the outdoor area, food trucks in the courtyard, or a festive gala dinner in the hall.

Parking facilities

E-car charging stations2
Number of parking spaces20
Barrier-free parking spaces2


  • E-charging station

  • LED lamps

  • Awareness and commitment


Central Station: The HAFEN 12 is just 1.5 km from Cologne Deutz railway station. The connection by car via the Auenweg (journey time approx. 3 minutes) or on foot (approx. 20 minutes) or by e-scooter (approx. 7 minutes) via the Rhein-Boulevard is perfect.
Airport: Cologne/Bonn Airport is approx. 16 km away from HAFEN 12. The location is perfectly connected to the motorway feeder road, so that you can be at the airport in approx. 15 minutes by car.
Exhibition grounds: The HAFEN 12 is only 1.5 km away from MesseKöln. The connection by car via the Auenweg (journey time approx. 3 minutes) or on foot (approx. 20 minutes) or by e-scooter (approx. 7 minutes) via the Rhein-Boulevard is perfect.

Contact person

Hafen 12 GmbH
Ms. Beatrix Küster


Cologne Convention Bureau
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln
Getting there
Hafen 12 GmbH
Hafenstraße 12
51063 Köln