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  • Logo 100 Jahre neue Universität zu Köln © Universität zu Köln

    14.01.2019

    Celebrating 100 years new University of Cologne

    After Napoleon closed the university in the 18th century, it took until 1919 . This year, the new university turns 100 years. The alma mater celebrates the anniversary with an extensive program that we have a look at here. more...
  • The biggest investment program in Koelnmesse’s history will include the construction of Hall 1plus and the Confex®. © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten

    14.01.2019

    Growth targets surpassed: Koelnmesse was a powerhouse in 2018

    Higher trade fair turnover, 28 trade fairs held abroad and important investments — Koelnmesse posted turnover of €330 million in 2018. The company expects to set a new record in 2019. more...
  • Jacques Offenbach-Jahr 2019 © Formdusche

    09.01.2019

    Cologne celebrates 200 years of Jacques Offenbach

    If there is a city with which Jacques Offenbach is connected, it is Paris. But the artist is actually from Cologne and his name was Jakob. He was born as the son of Jewish parents on 20 June 1819 in the cathedral city. It soon turned out that he was an outstanding cellist. But it was only in his adopted home of Paris, where he died in ... more...
  • Tanzbrunnen © KölnKongress GmbH

    04.01.2019

    Tanzbrunnen: KölnKongress takes over catering services

    A location and catering from a single source — in future, KölnKongress will be responsible for the catering at its congress venue in addition to Cologne’s traditional banqueting hall, the Gürzenich. After the expiry of the lease contract for catering at the Tanzbrunnen and the Rheinterrassen, KölnKongress will take over this function ... more...
  • Phantasialand

    03.01.2019

    Phantasialand builds new Hotel Charles Lindbergh

    Matching the slogan „Sleep like an Aeronaut“, guests have the opportunity to sleep in tube-rooms. Designed in Steam Punk Flair, the rooms are going to be fully Integrated into the new theme world Rookburgh that is currently under construction. more...
  • 02.01.2019

    Service providers from Cologne perform well: BlachReport Eventcatering-Rankings 2019

    Culinary Cologne – the gastronomic diversity and quality of the city's culinary landscape proofs itself in the catering sector as well. In a Germany-wide ranking, lemonpie is leading the top 20 of event caterers for the second consecutive time. Four further partners of the CCB have made it to the top ten. more...
  • KölnKongress Logo 25 Jahre © KölnKongress GmbH

    12.12.2018

    KölnKongress celebrates a special anniversary in 2019

    Next year Cologne’s event services provider KölnKongress will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. There won’t be a gala celebration, but the company’s figures speak for themselves. Since 1994, 21 million guests have attended 64,000 events in KölnKongress locations, which are now eight in total. The CCB extends its sincere ... more...
  • A welcome back at the Cologne Bonn Airport: travellers can connect to London Gatwick again. © Köln Bonn Airport

    19.11.2018

    British Airways is back at Cologne Bonn Airport: Event planners discover the destination Cologne

    A group of British event planners landed at Cologne Bonn Airport with the inaugural flight of British Airways from London Gatwick. On invitation of the airline and Excelsior Hotel Ernst, the hosted buyers discovered the city with support of the CCB. The new connection improves the location and accessibility of Cologne and makes it ... more...
  • Especially interesting for companies: Sticky Fingers can be booked in its entirety for corporate events © Hyatt Regency Köln

    13.11.2018

    New restaurants on the Rhine Boulevard: Sticky Fingers and Grissini on the Rhine Boulevard

    Discover the box-seat views of the Cathedral and Cologne’s historic city centre that are offered by the two new restaurants at the Hyatt Regency Cologne. At Grissini, guests can enjoy Italian cuisine with handmade pasta in an informal atmosphere. Sticky Fingers offers street food and can be booked in its entirety as a location for events. more...
  • The Chocolate Museum is perfect for chocoholics © Schokoladenmuseum Köln GbmH

    06.11.2018

    Cologne Chocolate Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

    The Chocolate Museum was founded in 1993 by the chocolate manufacturer Hans Imhoff. Today it’s one of the most popular cultural attractions of Cologne, drawing in approximately 550,000 visitors annually. In addition to interesting information about chocolate, the building also offers a special framework for events in its capacity as a ... more...