at the heart of things – location & accessibility.

  • Cologne Bonn Airport - the fifth-largest passenger and airfreight hub in Germany © Köln Bonn Airport
    Cologne Bonn Airport - the fifth-largest passenger and airfreight hub in Germany © Köln Bonn Airport

17 million people live within 100 km of Cologne. Cologne is situated in Germany‘s most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia (NRW). NRW is also close to the Benelux countries Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. NRW tops the Germany charts for innovation. NRW is an economic powerhouse that attracts 28.5 percent of foreign direct investment into Germany – that is more than any other German federal state. Cologne’s central location definitely reprents a big plus when it comes to choosing it as an event location. Three airports – Cologne/onn, ...

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17 million people live within 100 km of Cologne. Cologne is situated in Germany‘s most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia (NRW). NRW is also close to the Benelux countries Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. NRW tops the Germany charts for innovation. NRW is an economic powerhouse that attracts 28.5 percent of foreign direct investment into Germany – that is more than any other German federal state.

Cologne’s central location definitely reprents a big plus when it comes to choosing it as an event location. Three airports – Cologne/onn, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt – are less than an hour away.

Cologne is quickly reached by train:

  • Cologne/Bonn Airport – city-centre: 14 min.
  • Dusseldorf & Frankfurt Airport – Cologne: < 1h
  • Brussels – Cologne: 1h51
  • Amsterdam – Cologne: 2h35
  • Paris – Cologne: 3h20
  • London – Cologne: 4h11

Getting around Cologne is easy.
Cologne’s public transport system, known as the KVB, enables you to travel comfortably and quickly throughout the city. Staff from some 30 nations navigate you across bridges, under the ground and around the corner, from the Cathedral to the stadium, from the trade fair to the restaurant, from the museum to the botanical garden. What is more, the KVB is a member of the International Charter for Sustainable Development (UITP) and pursues an environmentally-friendly approach to transportation.

Active: Cruise to your appointment with one of Cologne‘s 2,000 city bikes. Or take advantage of Car Sharing, not just in Cologne but throughout the Rhine region.

Th e KVB Kongress-Ticket lets you travel throughout the city and its surroundings for a reduced price.The Deutsche Bahn‘s Veranstaltungsticket enables conference participants to travel to and from Cologne for a discounted price.

More information on travelling to Cologne can be found here.

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17 million people live around Cologne within a radius of 100 km © Shutterstock, tai11
The Rhine as a transport route for freight ships © Axel Schulten
Bahn Hbf © Deutsche Bahn AG
The train is coming! The Cologne locomotive in the Cologne main station © Dieter Jacobi
The Rhine as a life trail and transport route © Axel Schulten
KVB Bus © Christoph Seelbach, Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG

Meeting Point Cologne

Cologne and its surrounding areas boast a long trading and industrial tradition. All in all, it’s home to a future-proof mix of industries. Find out more in our section ‚Meeting Point Cologne’.

We would be pleased to send you the "Meeting Point Cologne" as a print brochure.