1 Conference rooms
Max. 20000 People
Event locations
The LANXESS arena, based in Cologne, is one of Europe's leading event halls and a real centre of attraction for entertainment, sport and culture. Opened in 1998 under the name "Kölnarena", it was later renamed "LANXESS arena" after the German chemical company LANXESS AG acquired the naming rights.
With a capacity of up to 20,000 seats, the LANXESS arena offers an impressive variety of events. From major concerts by international superstars to sporting events such as ice hockey, basketball and handball, the arena hosts a wide range of events for people of all ages and interests.
The LANXESS arena has been setting global standards for many years, and not just in terms of programme diversity: with up to 20,000 seats, 83,700 m² of usable space, large screens for direct video transmission, restaurants, bars, shops and state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting technology, the LANXESS arena is one of the largest and most modern multifunctional arenas internationally and is also regularly among the top 5 in global rankings.

The architecture of the LANXESS arena is characterised by its flexibility, which allows it to adapt to different types of events. Its modern equipment and technology guarantee an unforgettable experience for visitors and artists alike.

Thanks to its central location in Cologne and its first-class infrastructure, the LANXESS arena is easy to reach not only for locals, but also for visitors from all over the world. It is a symbol of the city's vibrant cultural scene and a place that creates unforgettable memories.

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Gastronomy and Hospitality

The Backstage Restaurant offers up to 600 seats and is located in the north of the LANXESS arena at the level of the two box levels, allowing guests at events with an open stage to look directly into the impressive interior of the arena.

The Henkelmännchen restaurant, located directly in front of the arena gates, is open to our visitors on selected event days and offers a modern food concept influenced by North American culture. Here you can recharge your batteries and get in the mood for the upcoming events in the LANXESS arena with a freshly tapped Kölsch beer.

Our catering stands and bars offer you a varied range of food and drinks before, during and after the events in the LANXESS arena. For example, enjoy a cool Radeberger Pilsner in our Radeberger Lounge, a sparkling wine in the Scavi & Ray Lounge, a refreshing wheat beer at our Maisel's Weisse Bar or a fruity Granini cocktail from our mobile cocktail stand.

Parking facilities

E-car charging stations6
Number of parking spaces2859
Barrier-free parking spaces74

Technical equipment

Lift, Audio system, Stage elements (mobile), Stage (permanently installed)


  • E-charging station

  • Vegan dishes

  • Avoidance of plastic packaging

  • Awareness and commitment

  • Vegetarian dishes


Central Station: 2 km
University hospital: 6 km
University: 5 km
Airport: 13 km
Exhibition grounds: 1,6 km


Cologne Convention Bureau
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln
Getting there
ARENA Management GmbH
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
50679 Köln