- Head to Gamescom near Dusseldorf next month

July 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News divulges anyone with an interest in computer games and consoles is sure to enjoy one of Europe's biggest events dedicated to the hobby, Gamescom near Düsseldorf.

Taking place in Cologne between August 18th and 22nd 2010, the show provides an opportunity for attendees to receive sneak previews on all the latest titles in production and - best of all - give them a test run themselves.

Day one of the expo is set aside for trade visitors, but on August 19th the doors of the Koelnmesse venue will swing open for members of the public to get in and enjoy all the gaming goodness on offer.

Organisers are laying on a whole host of activities to be enjoyed by Düsseldorf hotel guests who make their way over to Cologne for the event, including an outdoor sports and chill-out area, plus a shop featuring the latest trends in gaming fashion.

Demand for tickets is likely to be extremely high, with more than 245,000 people flocking to last year's show, so it could be wise to book accommodation for the expo as soon as possible.

Entry prices start at just 10 (£8.40) in advance and 12.50 on the door, while opening hours are between 10:00 and 20:00 local time on the first two days, 09:00 until 20:00 on Saturday and 09:00 to 18:00 on the final day.

For more information on this event, visit the Gamescom website or contact the organiser on (+49) 180 50 89 999. features a range of accommodation in Düsseldorf, including the Relexa Hotel Ratingen City.

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