Cologne is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, one of the major European metropolitan regions and the biggest in Germany. The city has a population of more than 1 million.
Cologne is known as an important media center. Several radio and television stations, including Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), RTL and VOX, have their headquarters in the city. The Cologne carnival is one of the largest street festivals in Europe. This page collates recent DW content on Cologne.
Berlin truck terrorist Anis Amri was the focus of eight prosecution teams in three German states before he murdered 12 people last December, says a Cologne newspaper. It cites findings by Germany's justice minister.
There's sugar in almost everything we eat. But too much is bad for our health. Sugar can contribute to diabetes. So are artificial sweeteners the answer? Well, they can come with risks too. But try talking to people about sugar at a sweets or candy fair. It ain't easy, as Zulfikar Abbany found out at the ISM in Cologne.
Maurer is a 46-year-old material science engineer, who just missed out on becoming an astronaut in the class of 2009. Since than, Maurer has been working at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. But he's had to be patient. And even now as Germany's second astronaut, he may have to wait another five years before he flies. Zulfikar Abbany spoke to him at the ESA-Center in Darmstadt.