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h + h cologne

h + h cologne

Köln, Germany
Leisure, Hobby, DIY, Handicrafts
Koelnmesse GmbH
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H+h Cologne – Update

The 2023 edition of h+h Cologne will be hosted as a face-to-face exhibition between 31.03.2023 and 02.04.2023. The event location will be Messe Cologne in Cologne, Germany. The event venue will not have the latest Covid-19 safety measures in place. This is due to the Bundestag removing the coronavirus-related restrictions, including the ones affecting international travel.


H + H COLOGNE is the right place for any professional or enthusiast in creative handcrafts. The international trade fair is visited by a high number of trade visitors, who are looking to discover the latest news and design in the leisure, hobby and DIY sectors. The product lineup is certainly impressive with the inclusion of handmade fabrics, craft kits, craft supplies, handmade tools, home textiles, carpet yarns, beads, buttons, canvases, sequins, sewing boxes, sewing machine accessories.


  • Home textiles
  • Knitting
  • Tapestry
  • Sewing
  • Handcrafts


Cologne, Germany serves as the host for this annual trade fair, which is organized by the Kölnmesse. Exhibitor hours have been set from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, which is one hour earlier and one hour later than the hours for visitors. H + H COLOGNE lasts for three days usually around March, which is the perfect opportunity to add more buyers to your list and pad the upcoming quarter with direct orders. The trade fair serves as a major marketplace for manufacturers of materials and suppliers alike.

Audience & Statistics

Handicrafts and hobby sectors are only on the rise as the DIY movement has made a comeback in modern society, so H + H COLOGNE only experiences a bigger growth spurt. More visitors mean more opportunities to sell around the world with easy access to local markets in Germany and members of the European Union like Italy and France.

Affordable Hotel Offers Near Cologne, Germany

The type of companies that attend the event range from hobby and craft supplies specialized trade to department stores, wholesalers and mail-order companies. If you are planning to visit this great fair, our reservations agents can take care of all the arrangement related to your business trip. Trade Fair Trips Ltd is one of the preferred travel agencies for exhibitors. We offer you affordable hotel accommodation and access to Kölnmesse. We’re even here when you need extra services from booking a meeting room to installing your booth!  

H+H Cologne - Previous Renditions


The 2022 rendition of h+h Cologne occurred between 18.03.2022 and 20.03.2022 as a hybrid event. The edition consisted of a face-to-face trade fair at Messe Cologne and the digital platform. The virtual platform remained available until 30.06.2022 and allowed the 150 exhibitors from 30 countries as well as the 4,500 visitors from 49 countries to engage in a variety of sub-events. Workshops, panel discussions, Q&As and chats were available on the platform. The Q&As and the chats aided attendees to exchange information alongside the Talksofa which featured needlework topics that were discussed by leading experts.

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On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

20 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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