Investors and touristic information

With its central location at the heart of Western Europe and its excellent transport links, the city of Cologne and its surrounding area provide ideal conditions for foreign nationals to work on a self-employed basis or for companies from abroad to set up dependent and independent branches.

 In the following we would like to provide some useful information compiled by "Germany Trade and Invest“ and by the "Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology“.

 The website of "Germany Trade and Invest“ (GTAI) provides a wide range of information:

  • Coming to Germany
  • Establishing a Company
  • Financing Investment Projects in Germany
  • Incentive Programs
  • The Tax System
  • Employees and Social Security
  • The Legal Framework
  • Living in Germany

 Furthermore, you can choose between seven languages, which should alleviate your first contact with Germany.

 The "Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology“ also provides valuable information on their homepage, for example about Market Entry, Staying in Germany, Working in Germany and a lot more.

Furthermore, the "Guide to successfully founding a company in Germany" combines concise information with a special focus on Cologne in English, Turkish , Chinese and Portuguese language.

The Cologne Business Guide contains all relevant facts and figures about the topic „Business in Cologne“.

For further enquiries or to set up an appointment for a personal consultation, please contact our International Department:

Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gudrun Grosse
Phone: +49 221 1640-1561
Fax +49 221 1640-1569

Gudrun Grosse International und Unternehmensförderung 0221 1640-1561 0221 1640-1559

Gudrun Grosse

International und Unternehmensförderung

0221 1640-1561

0221 1640-1559

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