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The media location North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia numbers among the most highly developed media and creative regions in Europe. TV and radio stations, network operators and content providers are accelerating the process of media convergence. Numerous international media and telecommunication giants are located in NRW. The state is also home to a vibrant film industry and a strong publishing sector. In addition, the computer games industry is strongly represented and achieves the largest sales of any Germany region. In addition, the diverse cultural scene in NRW fosters a productive crossover between the arts, culture and the media, thus boosting creativity and innovation.

Did you know ...

… that one third of Germany's total TV airtime is produced in North Rhine-Westphalia?
... that international movies such as Cloud Atlas, Rush and The Physician were funded by NRW Film and Media Foundation?

Quick Facts

412,000

total workforce
NRW is a major center for the media and creative industries – as evidenced in more than 24,000 enterprises, a total workforce of more than 412,000 and annual sales of almost €122 billion.

No 1

in Germany
In terms of revenues Düsseldorf is Germany's number one advertising industry location.

40 %

in NRW
More than 40 percent of Germany's mobile communication companies are headquartered in NRW.

25 %

in NRW
In terms of sales revenues NRW is one of the leading German computer gaming markets. One German games developer out of four works in NRW.

Meeting places for the creative community in NRW

Film museum Düsseldorf in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia's leading role in the media industry is mirrored in numerous events and trade shows held in Cologne. For example, 'gamescom', the world's largest trade fair for interactive games, has continuously set new records for exhibitor numbers and visitor attendance. At 'dmexco', the annual Digital Marketing Exposition and Congress, media professionals discuss the latest trends in marketing and consumer communication. The annual NRW Media Forum attracts experts from the fields of telecommunications, infrastructure, the media, Internet, TV and publishing. They come together to analyze the future perspectives of the media against the background of continuing convergence.

Media enterprises in NRW

Numerous media enterprises are based in the Rhineland region, above all in the city of Cologne, the No. 1 media location:

Bertelsmann
DuMont Mediengruppe
RTL
Ubisoft
Electronic Arts

Cologne Cathedral: The most visited monument of Germany

Cologne Cathedral

Category: Cultur/Art

Region: Köln/Bonn

A native of Cologne is known by his love of Kölsch (beer), carnival and of course the cathedral. The sight of the two cathedral spires enthrals not just the natives but 6 million visitors from all corners of the world annually, making the Cologne Cathedral the most visited landmark of Germany.

When completed, in 1880, the "High Cathedral of Cologne" was the biggest building in the world. At 157.38 m, the Gothic cathedral is currently Europe’s second-tallest church building. The architecture kept to the mediaeval plans for the most part, despite 600 years of construction. The West face of the cathedral, including the two towers, has a surface area of 7,100 m² making it the largest church facade in the world.

A European masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The reliquary of the remains of The Three Kings inside the Catholic church draws scores of visitors, as does the stained glass in the southern transept window, created by the famous German artist, Gerhard Richter, in 2007.

More about the Cologne Cathedral

http://www.koelner-dom.de/index.php?id=19167

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6lner_Dom

Contact

NRW.INVEST GMBH
Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf
Germany
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Germany’s No. 1 Economic Region

The excellent infrastructure, the central location and the high qualifications of the people make North Rhine-Westphalia an economic power of international standing. In terms of numerous economic statistics, NRW is world class.

Events

Visit us again this year at the NRW joint stand Hall B1 | Stand 321 in Munich
08.10.2018

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