The greater Cologne region ranks among Europe’s most important economic regions.
Thanks to its central location and outstanding road, rail and air links, the city has ideal traffic connections. Its diverse mix of innovative businesses, including both large corporations and high-productivity mid-sized companies, is one of the city’s strengths as a place to do business. Cologne looks back on a long tradition as a centre of trade and industry, most notably as a location for the chemicals industry. In recent decades, the Cologne region has enhanced its position as a services and logistics centre, with the Rhine playing a crucial role within this infrastructure. By any measure, Cologne is one of the most interesting markets in Germany for commercial real estate.