Being the biggest city in western Germany and exhibiting 2000 years of history, Cologne has become a business as well as a cultural site of international importance. The metropolis of pop-art and electronic music, avant-garde arts and Rhenish capitalism attracts entrepreneurs, creative heads and people engaged in the cultural sector alike.
Cologne hosts some of the biggest and most important specialized trade fairs worldwide – the grounds are even considered the world‘s 5th largest! In close proximity to the urban agglomeration of the Ruhrgebiet and the Benelux countries, Cologne stands out due to its speedy transport connections and well-built infrastructure. The typical Rhenish characteristics of sociability and open-mindedness are not only expressed by the popular ‘Kölner Karneval’, they also contributed to Cologne’s evolution in becoming a media metropolis. Big broadcasting corporations, production companies and online-service providers continue to decide on the creative urban location on the Rhine. Be inspired by the lively atmosphere of this down-to-earth million-strong city.