Interviews

  • Matthias Maurer in front of the Columbus training module in Cologne. © Maurer ESA/Sabine Grothues

    05.2020

    Matthias Maurer

    Cologne as Europe's moon city, moon sand from the Eifel region and the Rhine Boulevard as the perfect place to ground an astronaut. Matthias Maurer, ESA astronaut, talks to us about Cologne, doing research in space and Cologne's proposed LUNA facility. more...
  • Dunja Karabaic, chairwoman of the “dasselbe in grün” (an association that promotes sustainability) © KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten

    05.2020

    Dunja Karabaic

    Colognian, designer, founder of ökoRAUSCH, co-initiator of “Das gute Leben im Veedel” and chairwoman of the “dasselbe in grün” talks to us about taking little and large steps towards more sustainability in everyday life and reveals her favourite green spot in Cologne. more...
  • Eliminating hierarchical structures, adopting an agile approach, introducing state-of-the-art IT and working methods, managing
director Dr. Janssen has a lot planned. © KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten

    05.2020

    Dr. Manfred Janssen

    Dr. Manfred Janssen, Managing Director of KölnBusiness, tells us about what Cologne is doing to help start-ups survive and flourish. more...
  • Matthias Pollmann, Head of Koelnmesse's trade fair management division. © Axel Schulten

    05.2019

    Matthias Pollmann

    Head of Koelnmesse's trade fair management division, 36-year-old Matthias Pollmann, talks to us about Koelnmesse's unique food and interiors portfolio, his relationship with ALEXA and the challenge he'd like to set celebrity chef Johann Lafer. more...
  • Claudia Hessel, coordinator of the Offenbach Year 2019. © Axel Schulten

    05.2019

    Claudia Hessel

    Claudia Hessel, coordinator of the Offenbach Year 2019, about how Cologne is celebrating the master of operetta. She also tells us why Jacques Offenbach, who spent his youth in Cologne and his life in Paris, had Cologne in his genes. more...
  • Professor Hallek, founder and director of the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) at the University Hospital of Cologne. © Axel Schulten

    05.2019

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hallek

    Professor Hallek, founder and director of the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO), talks to us in an interview about the importance of interactive networking between different disciplines for the optimal treatment of cancer patients. more...
  • Cologne top chef Daniel Gottschlich. © Dieter Jacobi

    05.2019

    Daniel Gottschlich

    We interviewed the Cologne top chef Daniel Gottschlich, owner and chef of the restaurant Ox & Klee. more...
  • Dr. Christine Graf © Axel Schulten

    05.2018

    Prof. Dr. Christine Graf

    Lifestyle research reveals exciting new insights. We talk to Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Sportwiss. Christine Graf. We ask Prof. Graf whether children are really getting fatter, what we can do about it and where Prof. Graf likes to eat ... more...
  • Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – the German Games Industry Association. © Axel Schulten

    05.2018

    Felix Falk

    Felix Falk, managing director of game and an award-winning saxophonist, has not only made it as a musician but also enjoys a good reputation in the computer and video games industry. We talk to him about why games are important for society, politics and the economy. And why the most important games fair takes place in Cologne. more...
  • Dr. Patrick Honecker © Axel Schulten

    05.2018

    Dr. Patrick Honecker

    Dr Patrick Honecker, Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Cologne, talks to us about the impact of digitalisation as well as Germany’s largest university and a science flagship with Excellence status, the University of Cologne. more...