Welcome to the commercial center of Cologne

Cologne, the city on the Rhine with one million inhabitants, is equally established as a center of culture and commerce. Numerous internationally famous companies have chosen Cologne as a base for their acitivities in Germany or even the whole of Europe. The central location and the good traffic connections, the outstanding economic power, its leading role as a media and communication center as well as the remarkable quality of life, make the location of Cologne the first choice for industrial companies as well as for trading activities and the expanding market of communications.

As evidence of the high locational quality of the region, foreign companies of world ranking have chosen to settle down in Cologne and have never regretted their decision. Over a thousand companies with foreign origins are located in Cologne. The CCI Cologne would like to encourage you to follow their example, because nothing is more convincing than success.

Cologne is one of Germany's oldest city and was already appreciated by the Romans as the headquarters for their operations in what was then Germania. Cologne also played a central role in the commercial life of the Middle Ages, and was mentioned in the same breath as London, Paris and Milan. At that time, the foundations were laid for the city's cultural diversity, because as a result of Cologne's role as a place of transshipment for the flows of goods from the Netherlands, the city acquired the prosperity which was used for building numerous sacred monuments - climaxing in the world-famous Cologne Cathedral.

The optimal traffic connections at the heart of Europe are still the most powerful arguments for the city as a commercial location. Whether by land, by water, or by air: Cologne lies at the center, all roads lead to Cologne. In recent times, it has also played its role as an upcoming media and communication center that has made the Cathedral city popular throughout Germany and Europe.

But Cologne has another, very private side to it: the flair of the city and its surrounding area, the incomparable quality of life which casts its spell over everyone who has enjoyed it.

Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
CCI Organizations:  IHK-Initiative Rheinland  IHK-Vereinigung NRW  AHK  DIHK