Cologne is close by. Location & accessibility.

  • In 2018, 12.96 million passengers took off and landed at Cologne/Bonn Airport. A new record! And air freight was up to by 2%. © Axel Schulten
    In 2018, 12.96 million passengers took off and landed at Cologne/Bonn Airport. A new record! And air freight was up to by 2%. © Axel Schulten

Germany’s powerhouse! With 17 million people living within 100 km of the city, Cologne is situated in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Another plus is NRW’s proximity to the Benelux countries of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. Accounting for 27 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, NRW is also Germany’s biggest destination for investment capital. Likewise, nowhere else in Germany is home to as many international companies, not forgetting the huge number of small and medium enterprises that ...

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Germany’s powerhouse!

With 17 million people living within 100 km of the city, Cologne is situated in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Another plus is NRW’s proximity to the Benelux countries of Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. Accounting for 27 percent of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, NRW is also Germany’s biggest destination for investment capital. Likewise, nowhere else in Germany is home to as many international companies, not forgetting the huge number of small and medium enterprises that also call the region home. And that makes for very good prospects indeed!

Cologne is just around the corner!

The good location of the city is supplemented by the optimal accessibility. Three airports – Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt – can be reached in less than an hour.

  • Cologne/Bonn Airport → city centre: 14 minutes
  • Düsseldorf Airport → Cologne: 37 minutes
  • Frankfurt Airport → Cologne: 49 minutes
  • Brussels → Cologne: 1 hour 51 minutes
  • Amsterdam → Cologne: 2 hours 37 minutes
  • Paris → Cologne: 3 hours 21 minutes
  • London → Cologne: 3 hours 50 minutes

The green way to get around.

KVB public transport lets you travel comfortably and quickly throughout Cologne. Staff from 30 nations transport you across bridges, under the ground, from the Cathedral to the stadium, from the fair to the restaurant, from the museum to the botanical garden and just around the corner. What is more, KVB is a member of the international sustainable development charter (UITP) and strives to provide environmentally and sustainable transport.

With the public transport CongressTicket Cologne your participants will be able to travel flexibly around the city area for a special rate. With the DB railway event ticket, congress participants can travel conveniently to Cologne and back for a fixed price.

Further information on how to get there can be found at Cologne Tourism.

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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’.

The "Meeting Point Cologne" is comfortably readable as an e-paper. We would also be pleased to send you the magazine as a print brochure.

Also don't miss to read through our interviews with inspiring characters from the science and business sectors in Cologne.