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  • 07.02.2019

    Martim Hotels celebrates 50th anniversary

    The first Maritim Hotel opened in the town of Timmendorfer Strand in 1969 with an innovative concept: offering guests a convention venue and accommodation under one roof. Since 1988, the Maritim Hotel at the Heumarkt has been a fixed point in Cologne as well. This year the hotel chain is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Among other ... more...
  • Uni Köln © Universität zu Köln

    04.02.2019

    University of Cologne secures funding for “Excellence Startup Center.NRW“

    The University can now expect up to 30 million euros in funding over the next five years. With its GATEWAY Startup Service, the University of Cologne is already pursuing the goal of significantly increasing the number of its startups and spin-offs - a service that can now be brought to a new level. more...
  • The 25hours Hotel The Circle revitalizes the spacious lobby where people insured by the Gerling Group once paid their premiums. © Steve Herud

    31.01.2019

    Robot “Robi” guides visitors through the 25hours Hotel The Circle

    The design hotel supports the company Moji in in testing robotic technologies in everyday situations to improve and develop them. The artificially intelligent machine is going to advance its service qualities during the next three years in the hotel. Find the video here. more...
  • Rendering Halle 1plus Koelnmesse © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten

    15.01.2019

    Koelnmesse 3.0: The foundation stone has been laid for Hall 1plus

    Plans call for the multipurpose hall, which will have 10,000 m² of floor space, to be commissioned in 2021. The beginning of the Hall 1plus construction operations also marks the start of the construction phase of the Koelnmesse 3.0 investment project, which will cost €700 million and last until 2030. The aim of the project is to ... more...
  • 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...