Singles im kreis minden lübbecke
Cologne is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn.
Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine, near Germany's borders with Belgium and the Netherlands.
These two trade routes were the basis of Cologne's growth. The economic structures of medieval and early modern Cologne were characterised by the city's status as a major harbour and transport hub on the Rhine.
Craftsmanship was organised by self-administering guilds, some of which were exclusive to women.
Prior to World War II the city had undergone several occupations by the French and also by the British (1918–1926).
Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II, with the Royal Air Force (RAF) dropping 34,711 long tons (35,268 tonnes) of bombs on the city.
This legal situation lasted until the French conquest of Cologne.
The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities.The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.From 260 to 271 Cologne was the capital of the Gallic Empire under Postumus, Marius, and Victorinus.) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas.