Cologne, the livable metropolis at the Rhine
The vibrant city at the Rhine offers great cultural life, international exhibitions, congresses and numerous large events. Attractions, such as the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral and the twelve great Roman churches convey unforgettable impressions. Moreover, the cathedral city has a high density of museums and galleries, showing the high-profile art treasures from all eras and styles. Shopping streets, old streets and characteristic neighborhoods, called "Veedel": Cologne is an insider tip among the shopping cities in Germany. Not to mention the exceptionally nightlife - Cologne is Germany's city with the highest density of pubs.
3,300 catering establishments invite you on a cold "Kölsch". Only few German cities are so diverse, livable and lovable like Cologne is. And the "Cologne way of life" is contagious - reason enough to visit Cologne!
Business destination Cologne
With excellent connections around the world, an optimal infrastructure and its central location in Western Europe, Cologne is one of Europe's most important economic centers. The integration of the cathedral city into international transport networks is excellent, as high-speed lines connect the cities of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Paris and London. 24 airlines fly from Cologne / Bonn to 72 destinations in the world. As a trading city, Cologne has the fifth largest trade fair and exhibition centers in the world - and right in the city center. 44,000 exhibiting companies from over 120 countries and more than 2.5 million visitors annually visit the Koelnmesse.
But not only industrial and commercial enterprises dominate the economy in Cologne, many scientific and research institutions are located in the Rhine metropolis. With 78,000 students, 2,000 academics and 2,500 academic staff Cologne is one of Germany's leading scientific centers. The University of Cologne is 620 years, the second oldest and second largest university in Germany, and has the elite status since 2012. The adjoining University Hospital has an international reputation - especially in the fields of competence cardiology, oncology and age-related research.
More than 43,000 events annually underline the importance of the cathedral city as an outstanding convention and meeting destination. 160 venues, 280 hotels, 3,300 catering establishments - Cologne is ideal for business events of all kinds. Unique attractions, the varied cultural and gastronomic opportunities and the lively atmosphere of the city form the perfect setting.
Traditional brewery culture
A slice of life in Cologne and Kölsch culture meets the visitors in the many breweries in the city. Between City Hall, and Rhine Promenade some of the traditional brewery restaurants are located. There are always guests for a refreshing Kölsch, a top-fermented beer that can only be brewed in Cologne and called the waiter, "Köbes" in the traditional glasses, the "Kölsch bars" is served. Served with the gastronomic specialties of Kölsch kitchen as "Halver Hahn", "Himmel un Ääd" or "Kölscher caviar".