The Messe Düsseldorf and the Congress Center Süd are the ideal venue for a convention like DoKomi. Not only does the exhibition centre have the capacity to host such a large event:
The atmosphere of the grounds with the adjacent Nordpark also makes the hearts of every cosplayer beat faster. In less than 5 minutes you can reach a Japanese garden, an attractive Rhine promenade or elaborately designed gardens. The CCD South and the new Foyer South were recently renovated / newly built and offer an impressive backdrop for the Convention!
At the trade fair itself, DoKomi will occupy 4 exhibition halls with over 54,000 m² of space, the Congress Center Süd with approx. 20,000 m² and an inner courtyard with approx. 20,000 m² of event space. In addition, there are the workshop and event rooms along the newly built Hall 1. The CCD and Neue Messe Süd also include bistros for our popular event cafés, the Lucky Chocolate Maid Café and the Sweet Spice Host Club.
The modern entrance area offers sufficient space for box office, cloakroom, weapons check and admission. Our admission system and the technology available on site allow for a fast processing of all the visitors.
As a stage area, the huge Black Stage in Hall 5 offers several thousand people the opportunity to take part in the extensive stage program of DoKomi at the same time and is equipped with state-of-the-art stage technology. The Livestage, on the other hand, is located in Hall 1 in the Congress Center Süd to provide even more space for great artists, live concerts, panels, etc. Our popular Cosplayball claims the halls X and Y of the Congress Center Süd for itself. The new Hana no Machi recently moved to the room 2, the AMV Area to the modernised room 3. The entire Congress Centre will be enchanted by our Matsuri and given a Japanese flair! And last but not least, it offers enough space for our extremely popular Bring & Buy - the largest of its kind in Germany!
One hall for commercial exhibitors and one hall only for the over 750 fan stands offer plenty of opportunities to present yourself in bright and pleasant surroundings. In addition, there are numerous interactive programme points, photo corners, chill-out areas and the Gaming Festival in Hall 4. The new Foyer South has numerous modern workshop rooms, as well as the right ambience for the new business area!
The inner courtyard offers enough space to professionally realise our Japanese Food Festival with the local Japanese community in the future.
You can also find a map of the area under When and where.
The city of Düsseldorf itself is Germany's epicenter for Japan and therefore the perfect location to hold DoKomi. More than 8000 Japanese people live in Düsseldorf, featuring the largest Japanese community within the country that way.
This led to a great Japanese infrastructure with lots of Japanese businesses, restaurants, culture clubs, shops, communities and more. The variety and quality of the Japanese restaurants is well known and respected nationwide.
This is also the reason, why Japantag, Europe's largest Japanese street festival is held yearly in Düsseldorf with more than 750,000 people attending. Of course they can't miss out DoKomi, Germany's largest anime and Japan-expo then, right? :3