Cologne – One of Germany’s Most Important Business Hubs
Cologne is the largest city of North-Rhine Westphalia, with more than a million inhabitants, many of which are expats. The “Rhine metropolis“ is one of Germany’s most important locations for research and economy. Ford is one the biggest employers in the region, but also a number of media corporations such as German TV stations WDR and RTL. EA Germany is also based in Cologne. The industrial branch is mostly represented by Leverkusen-based companies like Evonik Industries and Lanxess.
A City Full of Life
Cologne is the perfect city for a great work-life balance. The people of Cologne are known for their jovial, welcoming ways and you can enjoy this wonderful, friendly atmosphere in a variety of authentic German bars, pubs and modern clubs. An example of Cologne’s love for parties is the Cologne Carnival, a cultural phenomenon which you have to see for yourself! Lovers of the arts are lucky, since Cologne has a first-rate opera house and theater, as well as the Musical Dome, where internationally successful musicals are performed year-round. Our tip: Do not miss out on the chance to see a German soccer game live – Cologne’s club FC Köln plays regularly in the Rheinenergiestadion.