Location

Top location with excellent connections

It couldn’t be more central: the most important motorways in Western Europe meet in Cologne. The A1 offers the direct connection to BioCampus Cologne — and the railway junction Cologne all important train connections for persons and goods.

The principle of short distances also applies to the air. The airports KölnBonn and Düsseldorf are only about 30 minutes away. In addition, there is Frankfurt Airport, which can be reached from Cologne in less than an hour thanks to the ICE Sprinter connection.

Whether by car, train or plane—the BioCampus Cologne can be reached quickly and easily by all means.

And the local research facilities and universities as well as Cologne’s gastronomy and cultural life are not far away either.

In the heart of Europe—and on all major traffic arteries

The Cologne/Bonn region lies in the heart of Europe. Not only the central axis Rotterdam- Genoa leads directly past the BioCampus—also the main traffic arteries from west to east cross the region.

In addition, the Benelux countries with their large economic centres and ports are virtually just as close to home as Europe’s largest inland port in Duisburg.

Rhine-Ruhr/NRW agglomeration

North Rhine-Westphalia is not only the most populous federal state, it is also the one with the most used infrastructure. The transport connections by rail, road or air are correspondingly pronounced.

More than 10 million people live in a manageable driving time from the BioCampus. An economic and scientific density that is second to none in Europe is virtually on the doorstep of BioCampus—the best prospects for personnel recruitment and strategic cooperation.

Excellent traffic connections

In two and a half hours in Rotterdam, in one and a half hours in Frankfurt: The technology park offers short distances to the central European metropolises and trading centres.

The A1, A3, A4—the most important motorways are directly in front of the campus gates. In half an hour you are at the airports Düsseldorf or KölnBonn. In addition, high-speed trains run from Cologne to Paris, London, Amsterdam or Brussels several times a day.

Cologne as a location advantage

Cosmopolitan metropolis with quality of life

Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine, was only recently voted one of the ten most popular cities for young people by Forbes magazine—and that with worldwide competition. A distinctive cultural and nightlife underline the quality of the cathedral city as well as its more than 2000 years old history.

The “kölsche Art” is a worth living plus point of the metropolis, which sometimes earns it the compliment of being the only Mediterranean city in Germany. This and the traditionally liberal attitude of the people characterize the multicultural metropolis.

And it is not without reason that the people of the industrial and service metropolis refer to the famous Cologne Cathedral, its numerous museums, radio and TV stations, football, ice hockey and basketball clubs, or to the cosmopolitanism and cordiality shown at Cologne Carnival.

Cologne is also one of Europe’s cultural hotspots. The city has a large number of municipal and private museums and the Cologne Philharmonic is considered one of the most important concert halls in Europe. Well over a hundred galleries, a lively theatre world and a lively club scene are also an expression of the way of life in Cologne, which also takes place in the countless bistros, beer gardens and restaurants.