Köln or the more western ‘Cologne’ is a large city in Germany. It is situated in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This city is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The world-famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The area is also home to The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln), one of Europe’s oldest and largest universities. A major cultural centre for Germany, Köln has an actively vibrant arts scene, offering hundreds of galleries and several dozen museums.
Köln, Germany has an economy that is primarily based on insurance and media industries, tourism, its position as a cultural and research centre, and the number of corporations that are headquartered here. Westdeutscher Rundfunk, RTL Television (with subsidiaries), n-tv, and publishing houses J. P. Bachem and M. DuMont Schauberg are a few of the media concerns housed in Cologne. There are also financial companied such as Central, Generali Deutschl, and the national headquarters of AXA Insurance and Zurich Financial Services. Lufthansa has its main corporate headquarters in Cologne, and the largest employer in the area is Ford Europe, which has its European headquarters and a factory in Niehl (Ford-Werke GmbH). There are many office space opportunities throughout Köln.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the area’s many museums includes Kolumba Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln. This is the Art museum of the Archbishopric of Cologne, a modern art museum that was built around medieval ruins. Dining options in Köln include La Bodega, offering authentic tapas, paella, nut-encrusted goat cheese, a romantic courtyard and an extremely comprehensive wine cellar.
Cologne’s international airport is Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN). It is also referred to as Konrad Adenauer Airport. This airport also serves the neighbouring city of Bonn. Köln is a bicycle-friendly city with extensive cycle lanes and cycle priority crossings. The cities railway service offers both Deutsche Bahn Intercity and ICE-trains stopping at Köln Hauptbahnhof (Cologne Central Station) Köln Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Airport.