Germany at its Best

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen



The location marketing campaign "Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen" calls on local citizens, business people, scientists and inventors and other personalities from NRW to present their outstanding achievements in a national, European and international context.

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The PrimeSite Rhine Region

The well-developed industrial and commercial site PrimeSite Rhine Region is situated in the triangle formed by the cities Cologne, Bonn and Aachen at the heart of western Europe's core economic region. 205 hectares in the densely populated Rhine Region offer you scope for investments with a future. Excellent transport links, a high density of research and development facilities, numerous globally active companies and international trade fairs in Düsseldorf and Cologne make the Rhine Region an attractive business location and the PrimeSite a first-class industrial and commercial site for large-scale projects. 

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Economic Development Agency of the
German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany

+49 211 13000-0
+49 211 13000-154

Location of the PrimeSite Rhine Region at a glance

The PrimeSite Rhine Region lies between the Rhine and the Eifel in the southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia – one of the most important metropolitan regions in Germany and Europe. Approx. 17.5 million people live here, including around 7.6 million in the Rhine Region alone. The internationally networked companies at the site generate a gross domestic product of more than 270 billion euros annually. 

The location advantages of the PrimeSite Rhine Region:

Strong industrial region in the heart of Europe

Numerous international companies and four million employees demonstrate the economic power of the region.

Excellent connections

The Rhine Region is a true gateway to Europe. Whether by road, rail, water or air – the outstanding infrastructure guarantees mobility. The region is located centrally in the European freeway network and forms an important node in the high-speed rail network. Four international airports (Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Maastricht, Frankfurt/Main) offer direct flights to destinations all over the world. The River Rhine forms the backbone of this powerful logistics location, connecting the Rhine Region with the North Sea ports and the European hinterland.

Internationally renowned location

The Rhine region is a cosmopolitan and internationally sought-after location. About 9,300 foreign companies have already settled in this strong economic region. 3M, Ford, Mitsubishi, Procter & Gamble, QVC, Toyota, UPS and Vodafone, for example, control their German and European activities from here.

Research location of world repute

The Rhine Region is a world-class high-tech location. More than 30 universities and universities of applied sciences, ten Fraunhofer and eight Max Planck Institutes and over 120 further research facilities – including the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Forschungszentrum Jülich – offer companies an excellent environment for research and development. 

Outstanding quality of life

Good business and quality of life can be combined extremely well in the Rhine Region. The cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen as well as the UN city of Bonn are located in the immediate vicinity. The region is characterized by its tolerance, joie de vivre and cosmopolitan flair. Coupled with the Eifel National Park, which invites people to go hiking and exploring in the great outdoors, the Rhine Region is becoming a location with a unique quality of life.

The Rhine Region also impresses with its cultural offerings: These include the three World Heritage Sites Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral and Augustusburg Castle in Brühl.

Explore the PrimeSite Rhine Region in detail and learn more about the first-class infrastructure of this industrial and commercial site.

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