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ith a history that spans 2000
years, its Gothic cathedral
and Romanic churches, a location directly on the Rhine, multifaceted culture and museum scene, and a
diversity of events, Cologne not only
enjoys an international reputation as one
of the most popular tourist destinations
in Germany – it is also the Health Centre
of the West. Cologne has a vast array of facilities and expertise: from its research
infrastructure, technical education and training, and its superior healthcare services through to its portfolio of specialized medical products and services that
focus on prevention, diagnostics and rehabilitation. Cologne has immense re-
COLOGNE: Rhine Metropolis at the
Heart of Europe
sources in all areas related to healthcare services. The link between high-tech
medicine and tourist attractions, infrastructure and services for foreign patients
and guests alike, Cologne is ideal as a city for medical treatment, care and recovery.
As one of Western Europe‘s major traffic hubs, the central position on the river Rhine still favours commerce and
industry in the international trade-fair
city. Kölnmesse exhibition centre holds
more than 50 international trade fairs
and exhibitions every year, attended by
more than 42,000 exhibiting companies
and 2.5 million visitors from about 200
countries. Particularly well-known trade
fairs include the photokina, Anuga, Orgatec, ART COLOGNE, domotechnica
and imm (international furniture show).
High-speed trains such as the ICE, Thalys, Eurostar and City Night Express call
at Cologne. Germanwings, Air Berlin,
Lufthansa and other carriers offer direct
flights from various European cities and
hubs. It only takes 55 minutes to Cologne city centre by ICE train from Frankfurt International Airport, or even only
35 minutes from Düsseldorf International Airport, which are served by from all
over world by international carriers. And
HealthRegion CologneBonn e.V. was established in July 2009 by 50 key players
of the regional health care sector. The registered association, now containing
more than 100 members, has set its sights on two major targets: networking
healthcare expertise and professionals in Cologne and its neighbouring communities, and marketing Cologne as a travel destination for healthcare. Cologne
Tourist Board and its partners that are highlighted in this brochure tend to the
preferences and needs of patients from every point on the globe.
We invite you to take a moment to review this summary pamphlet and acquaint
yourself with the range of tourist options that the city has in store – as well as
the bountiful medical expertise that Cologne can offer you. We look forward to
welcoming you!
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Goetzke
Coordinator HealthRegion CologneBonn e.V.
Josef Sommer
Managing Director
Cologne Tourist Board
The oldest big city in Germany, Cologne
was founded 2,000 years ago by the Romans as „Colonia“, and evidence of this
long history can still be seen in the city
today. „Holy Cologne“ is well known for
its impressive churches, first and foremost the cathedral („Kölner Dom“). Millions of visitors come every year to visit
the city‘s wide range of famous museums and unique major events. Cologne
is the fourth largest city in Germany with
a population of a good million.
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in the heart of Europe
Cologne is truly at the heart of Europe:
the high-speed Thalys train connects
Cologne with Brussels in just 2 hours,
Paris or London are only 4 hours away.
And the ICE 3 train brings passengers to
Amsterdam in just two hours and forty
minutes. Once in the Rhine Metropolis
itself, guests will find around 250 hotels
of all categories, from inexpensive family businesses through to 5-star superior
luxury hotels, with altogether approx.
26,000 beds. Cologne boasts hotels
among others in the following international chains: Marriott, Renaissance,
Hyatt, Hilton, Intercontinental, Barcelo,
Radisson SAS and Accor, together with
the German Maritim chain. Since 2008,
the Russian Azimut chain also runs a new
hotel in Cologne. The range is rounded
off by the exclusive superior class with
the Excelsior Hotel Ernst and Le Meridien Dom Hotel. And those who want to
stay for longer will also find ideal accommodation, for example in the serviced
apartments in the Dom Residenz, right
in the heart of the city. Cologne‘s landmark is the all-dominating Gothic cathedral with its characteristic towers. It is
Germany‘s Number One tourist attraction with more than six million visitors
every year, and one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. The impressive cathedral holds the golden Shrine
of the Three Kings and many other precious treasures, some in the cathedral itself, others in the unique treasury below
the cathedral building. Then there‘s the
unique and similarly significant group of
twelve Romanic churches, each a jewel
of Mediaeval church architecture. To the
south of the cathedral towers, visitors
will find the picturesque Old Town with
its numerous pubs and breweries, the
Rhine garden with the shipping piers,
the Historic Town Hall, the Praetorium
(the Roman governor‘s palace), the Mikwah (Jewish ritual bath) and the Gürzenich (historical city festival hall).
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late fountain. Next door is the German
Sport and Olympic Museum, a handson museum that invites visitors to get
actively involved. Cologne‘s Carnival
Museum is the largest of its kind in German-speaking countries and another
highlight in the city‘s range of museums,
tracing the history of Cologne‘s carnival
tradition back to ancient times. Cologne
is rightly proud of its cultural landscape.
Musical highlights are provided all year
round in the architecturally impressive
Kölner Philharmonie, the Opera and the
Musical Dome. Classic events such as the
city tour festival „Expedition Colonia“
and the huge fireworks display „Cologne
Lights“ on 11 July 2009 always attract
hundreds and thousands of enthusia-
In addition to its historic architecture, Cologne also has a modern face:
Rheinauhafen is a new quarter built on
the banks of the river Rhine not far from
the Old Town, with breathtaking crane
buildings and a wide range of catering
outlets and cultural activities.
On walking round the 750 year-old cathedral, which was declared part of the
World Cultural Heritage in 1996, visitors
can reach many of Cologne‘s museums
on foot: renowned establishments, such
as the Ludwig Museum for Modern Art
with the largest Warhol collection outside the USA, the Roman-Germanic Museum with its archaeological collection,
or the architecturally impressive diocesan museum „Kolumba“, which recently
took up residence in new, historically
significant surroundings. The Wallraf
Richartz Museum - Fondation Corboud,
the „mother“ of all the city‘s museums
between the Town Hall and Gürzenich,
shows paintings and sculptures from the
Middle Ages to modern times, together
with the Impressionists collection of the
Fondation Corboud.
Just a few steps further away, a peninsular in Rheinauhafen is home to the
Imhoff Chocolate Museum, Cologne‘s
sweetest establishment of this type.
Among others, here visitors can enjoy
fresh chocolate from a unique choco4
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stic visitors. The LanxessArena with its
18,000 seats is Germany‘s largest indoor
arena. Since it was opened in 1998, the
elegant building has been an absolute
must for stars such as Luciano Pavarotti,
Elton John, Rod Stewart and many more
But it is not only cultural diversity which
brings visitors to Cologne from all over
the world: the city also has a reputation
as a shopping paradise. Cologne‘s shopping miles, malls and galleries invite vi-
sitors to stroll and shop. All shopping
streets in the city centre are within easy
reach of each other on foot. Cologne‘s
Hohe Straße with 17,145 passers-by per
hour is one of Europe‘s most highly frequented shopping streets: in 1967, this
was Germany‘s first pedestrian precinct.
Over a distance of nearly one kilometre,
it leaves no shopping desires unanswered: fashion, shoes, jewellery, clocks and
watches, consumer electronics, books,
catering outlets . . . it joins onto another
pedestrian precinct Schildergasse just
around the corner, voted Germany‘s
„Number One Shopping Street“ in 2008.
This consists mainly of large fashion
and shoe stores, perfumery specialists
and lots of cafés. Right behind Schildergasse is the large Neumarkt with the
Neumarkt Galerie, offering 65 shops on
three storeys in modern surroundings
with lots of glass and stainless steel.
Less than 10 minutes away, there‘s Mittelstraße, what must be the city‘s most
exclusive boulevard with noble brands
for fashion, jewellery and home textiles.
The shopping paradise continues in the
surrounding streets Pfeilstrasse, Minoritenstraße, Ehrenstraße and Breite Straße. What‘s more, visitors from non-EU
countries can reclaim 19% VAT as a global refund on leaving the country – that
makes a shopping tour in Cologne real
value for money by international comparison.
Cologne is the home of global brands:
4711, the world-famous Eau de Cologne, is to be found here with its wonderful shop and museum, together
with what is today the world‘s oldest
fragrance and Eau de Cologne factory „Farina“, founded on 13 July 1709,
located at Cologne‘s Historic Town
Hall. In 2009, the factory celebrates its
300th anniversary. Both companies are
open to visitors and entice their guests
into the history and world of perfume.
Rimowa, probably the world‘s best
known manufacturer of top quality suitcases and travel bags, is also at home
here in the city. Companies such as Ford
Europe, Toyota Europe, DAF Trucks,
Madaus Pharma, RWE Power, Deutz
on the rivers Rhine, Main and Mosel. At
the same time, KD is Germany‘s oldest
stock corporation and the most experienced river shipping company. Together
with the scheduled regular services from
Easter to the end of October, KD also offers numerous romantic panorama trips
and musical events with dancing and
entertainment, particularly in Cologne
and Düsseldorf, as well as boat trips to
the romantic firework displays. And the
5-star ship Premicon Queen is Cologne‘s
contribution to luxury river cruises.
Motors, Schütte and the REWE Group
are just a few other world businesses
with registered address in Cologne.
A romantic boat trip on the Rhine is an
absolute must for visitors to the city.
The largest and most modern fleet on
the Rhine and Mosel is run by KD – the
white fleet on the Rhine. The Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
is market leader when it comes to passenger shipping on the Rhine; for more
than 180 years, the company has taken
its guests to the loveliest destinations
Zoo with the internationally renowned
elephant park, the Green Belt and Flora
with the adjoining Botanical Gardens,
the Rhine Park with the popular Tanzbrunnen fountain and the Rhine cable
car, as well as Claudius Therme, one of
Europe‘s loveliest thermal spas with its
wide range of sauna and wellness facilities. Visitors seeking a bit more of the
action will enjoy Phantasialand in neighbouring Brühl. This is one of Germany‘s
loveliest theme parks with attractions
for the whole family. Meanwhile, in ne-
In addition to all this, the extremely
children- and family-friendly Rhine Metropolis offers its visitors lots of recreation and entertainment facilities: Cologne
arby Kerpen, the Michael Schumacher
Kart & Event Center offers sport, speed
and excitement. This is where the career
of the legendary Schumacher brothers
began. Weidenpesch horse race course
rounds off the many facilities. In addition, sophisticated casinos can be found
not far from the city, for example in Aachen and Bad Neuenahr.
Another world-famous attraction of the
city is its carnival, also known as the
„fifth season“, reaching its climax in the
„three mad days“. Every year, more than
a million people line the city‘s streets on
Shrove Monday for the triumphal procession of the triumvirate: Prince, Farmer
and Virgin. The city is transformed into
one huge party, with the tolerant cosmopolitan Cologners and their guests
from all over the world celebrating, dancing, drinking and laughing together.
The brewhouses, pubs and restaurants
are packed to capacity and so the party
moves out into the streets and the city
squares, with fun and a great atmosphere guaranteed until the early hours. Cologne Carnival, the second largest in the
world after Rio de Janeiro and the largest
in Europe, takes place in March 2011.
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All in all, Cologne is a city rich in events
and experiences. In summer 2005, the
Pope invited the youth of the world to
Cologne for the XX. World Youth Day.
More than one million young people
from all over the world came to celebrate and share their faith together. In
2006, Cologne was one of the venues of
the FIFA Football World Cup 2006™ with
fixtures including the Ukraine versus
Switzerland. More than 5,000 fans from
Brazil alone stayed in Cologne, together
with others from the UK, Sweden, the
Czech Republic, the Ukraine and Mexico,
all contributing to a colourful fan festival
in the city. In 2007, Cologne was once
again home to another major religious
event, this time the German Protestant
Kirchentag. In 2008, guests and gamers
from all over the world attended the
World Cyber Games in Cologne, and in
2010 the Ice Hockey World Championships will be held here in the city.
Visitors to Cologne will also find a wealth
of culinary delights. Cologne has a lot to
offer, from numerous original German
brewhouses in the Old Town with the
local bier speciality „Kölsch“, the famous
„Halven Hahn“ (cheese roll) and the waiters known as „Köbes“, to a wide range
of international cuisine, from Italian to
Persian and Arabian to Japanese.
Haute Cuisine is also to be found in the
Cologne region, with gourmet chef Dieter Müller with his 3 stars in Schlosshotel Lerbach and Joachim Wissler and his
own 3 stars in Grandhotel Bensberg, or
the Excelsior Hotel Ernst with its awardwinning TAKU restaurant; then again
there‘s chef Eric Menchon in the French
restaurant Le Moissonier which has 2
stars, or the „Zur Tant“ restaurant run
by the Austrian Franz Hütter: Cologne
has a broad culinary range on offer, with
something for everyone.
Cologne‘s nightlife is legendary and
enjoys great popularity. The Cologners
and their visitors just love to party, and
all the revellers here in the city are sure
to get their money‘s worth, whether in
the city‘s typical corner pubs in the residential areas, in the restaurants and
bars of the Old Town in the shadow of
the cathedral, on the old ring roads, in
Friesenstraße with its smart clubs, in the
trendy Belgian quarter, in the numerous
jazz clubs or in the many large discos.
In December, Cologne offers its visitors a
grand total of seven romantic Christmas
Markets in the city centre. Each has its
own special atmosphere and its own programme. There‘s a Christmas market directly around the cathedral, a mediaeval
Christmas market at the Chocolate Museum and even a Christmas market on a
Rhine ship down on the river bank in the
Old Town. The trade press has declared
the Christmas market around Cologne
cathedral to be the loveliest in Europe.
160 lovingly decorated stands offer discerning seasonal art and crafts, together
with regional and typical local products
from Cologne itself.
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But the other Christmas markets also
entice shoppers to come and take a look,
and of course enjoy the roast almonds,
mulled wine and other delicious specialities, including the “Angels’ Market“ on
Neumarkt, the Old Town, which is where the „little people“ live, the fairy tale
Christmas market on Rudolfplatz or the
Christmas market in the Stadtgarten.
And the various seasonal events going
on at the same time such as concerts,
exhibitions and winter boat trips on the
Rhine turn advent in Cologne into a unique experience all of its own.
No matter whether guests come to Cologne to shop or go out, to attend one
of the countless events or the Christmas
markets, as private individuals or on
business, they always come to one conclusion: the people of the city love to celebrate and have fun not only during the
famous carnival. Their cheerful, uncomplicated life style infects people from all
over the world the whole year round. And
so it is no empty claim when travelogues
repeatedly state that „Cologne cannot
be described. Cologne is a feeling“.
Medical City Cologne
Health Centre of the West
Cologne is one of Europe‘s leading medical centres. The health sector in Cologne stands out with a high level of
expertise and top-rate cutting edge
medicine. With its close-knit integration
of research, technology and a wealth of
professional know-how in prevention,
diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation,
Cologne presents itself as the Health
Centre of the West in Germany.
Profile Structure Health Centre of the
The profile structure in Cologne consists
of 20 hospitals, clinics and highly specialized day and specialist clinics with
more than 7,100 beds. The more than
2,200 doctors and 10,000 therapeutic,
nursing and other skilled staff offer a
wide range of experience, treating more
than 300,000 patients every year from
Germany and all over the world, on a
residential and out-patient basis. The
various hospitals and clinics work together in close cooperation. Specialists
in various disciplines join together in
advising the patient on the best possible treatment in each specific case;
it goes without saying that this can
also take place in the presence of an
interpreter or doctor from the foreign
patient‘s home country.
Doctors and Skilled Staff
The medical
fraternity in Cologne is made up of renowned medical experts at the cutting
edge of their profession. Many of them
have trained abroad and are members
of national and international societies,
chambers and research communities
in their various disciplines. Similarly,
the therapeutic, nursing and other
skilled staff are trained and qualified on
the highest scientific level. Nursing and
therapeutic care is provided according
to expert standards.
Range of Services Offered by Cologne‘s
Medical Sector
• Pelvic Centre
• Surgical Centre
• Diagnostic Centre
• Parent/Child Centre
• Geriatric Centre
• Ear, Nose and Throat Centre
• Internal Medicine and Cardiology
• Neuro Centre
• Oncology Centre
• Orthopaedic and Sport Centre
• Centre for Prevention and Anti Aging
• Rehabilitation Centre
• Dental Centre
• Eye Center
Pelvic Centre
The Pelvic Centre deals with illnesses in
the field of gynaecology and urology.
The gynaecology department offers many
years of experience in surgical gynaeco-
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logical endoscopy (minimally invasive
gynaecology procedures). As far as urology is concerned, a special mention should
be given to paediatric urology, as well as
prostate treatment and andrology. In the
Pelvic Centre, women are treated by female gynaecologists, female urologists and
female medical staff.
specialized in the treatment of acute and
chronic illnesses in children. The hospital
works together closely with maternity
clinics to provide mother and child with
the best possible care before, during and
after birth, particularly where high-risk
pregnancies are concerned (Perinatal
Surgical Centre
The Surgical Centre provides patients with
treatment in all areas of surgery:
Obesity surgery (gastric banding), eye surgery, colorectal and gastroenterological
procedures, gynaecological procedures,
hand and foot surgery, hernia surgery, vascular surgery, paediatric surgery, plastic
surgery, transplants, accident and visceral
surgery. High quality standards before,
during and after operations ensure swift
recovery rates for patients. Fast mobility is
achieved in particular through minimally
invasive surgery (keyhole surgery).
One of Germany‘s largest and oldest centres for reproductive medicine can be
found in Cologne. The doctors working
here in the field of reproductive medicine look back on 20 years of experience,
and offer all diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures permitted in Germany.
Diagnostic Centre
Doctors, hospitals and clinics in Cologne
maintain a modern range of diagnostic
equipment and machinery for precise
and comprehensive diagnosis particularly in the following areas: diagnostic and
interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, laboratory diagnosis, health checks,
paediatric radiology, neuroradiology,
sleep laboratory.The results and findings
can be drawn up within just a few hours
and forwarded to the corresponding
Ear, Nose and Throat Centre
The Ear, Nose and Throat Centre treats
illnesses of the mouth and throat, salivary glands, larynx, wind pipe, bronchial
passages, hypopharynx and food pipe; it
provides surgery for injuries and diseases
of the facial bones and facial soft tissues, the nose and sinuses, the throat and
ears, and also offers conservative forms
of treatment. Ear, nose and throat diagnosis is based on state-of-the-art scientific techniques such as audiometry,
paediatric audiometry, middle-ear diagnosis and otoneurological diagnosis,
together with functional diagnosis of the
nose and of snoring. Imaging diagnostic
procedures are used to detect illnesses
in the soft tissues of the throat, in the salivary glands and facial bones. Allergies
can also be diagnosed and treated.
Parent/Child Centre
The Parent/Child Centre covers two major areas: paediatric medicine on the one
hand, and reproductive med icine on the
other. Cologne has one of Germany‘s
largest children‘s hospitals, which has
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Geriatric Centre
The Geriatric Centre looks after the
health of older people. The geriatric patient is admitted here when in need of
hospital treatment or rehabilitation for
an acute condition or disability.
Internal Medicine and Cardiology Centre
This Centre diagnoses all internal diseases encountered in angiology (diseases of the veins, arteries and lymphatic vessels), diabetology, gastroenterology (liver, gall bladder, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract), diseases of the immune
system, pulmonology and nephrology,
offering corresponding treatment according to the international treatment guidelines.
The Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Centre also includes the modern Heart
Centre founded in 2007, which has already acquired a name for itself in the care
of cardiac patients. The special departments offer all kinds of bypass procedures (including bypass surgery with arterial bypasses), widening the aorta (aneurysm), valve and combination operations, second and third operations on the
heart, operations for lung diseases (cancer and emphysema), measures to support the heart (artificial heart), pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, together with heart and lung transplants.
Minimally invasive procedures can be
used for many operations. There is also a
special department for infant and paediatric surgery. In addition, innovative
procedures are also carried out, such as
stem cell transplants and organ preser-
and corresponding specific prevention.
Another objective is to generate and
sustain optimum physical and mental
Oncology Centre
The Oncology Centre treats all types of
tumour. The range of services includes
interdisciplinary tumour clinics and tumour boards, psycho-oncological and
palliative care, together with interdisciplinary oncology project groups, offering every tumour patient individual care
on an interdisciplinary level. Modern tumour therapy encompasses a wide range of possibilities: metastasis surgery,
immune therapy with trifunctional antibodies, individual chemotherapy, stem
cell therapy and regenerative therapy,
enzyme therapy, cannabis therapy, psycho-oncology and also complementary
medicine. For eight years now, the combination of dendritic cell inoculations
and hyperthermia has been successfully
used and further developed way beyond Germany‘s borders. The modern
vation (lung, heart), together with circulatory research to protect the organ during heart surgery (brain, kidneys,
Neuro Centre
Diseases of the brain, spinal cord and
nervous system are diagnosed and
treated in the Neuro Centre according to
scientific guidelines. Illnesses such as
strokes, multiple sclerosis, headache
and other pain disorders, epilepsy,
Parkinson‘s and brain tumours are
treated here. Neurosurgery deals with
traumatic brain injuries or spinal injuries
after accidents, slipped disks, degenerative diseases of the spine, tumours in the
brain, the cerebral membranes or other
parts of the nervous system, hydrocephalus, deformities in the nervous system, deformities in the cerebral and
spinal blood vessels, pain e.g. trigeminus
Orthopaedic and Sport Centre
The orthopaedic department treats
illnesses such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures and torn ligaments,
slipped disks, infections of the joints,
malignant growths on the muscles, ligaments, joints or bones; osteoporosis,
torn muscles and tendons and many
other illnesses of the musculoskeletal sy-
stem. Treatment possibilities according
to the current guidelines include for example surgery, punctures and injections
actually in the joints. Conditions can also
be treated with medication.
The Medical City Cologne has very close
connections to sport medicine through
the German Sport University. It offers
health, fitness and performance checks
according to sports medicine principles, together with exercise therapy programmes for already existing conditions
(high blood pressure, obesity, breast
cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases) as well as exercise therapy,
modern coordination training, fitness
training and individual training plans.
Centre for Prevention and Anti Aging
The prevention work consists of courses
and instructions for leading a healthy life.
This includes for example workshops on
health training, balanced diet and illness
prevention, and practical information for
sustainable weight loss.
Anti aging is a practised scientific discipline with the aim of delaying, stopping
or even reversing premature aging processes. In detail, anti aging entails the
detection of health risks that could lead
to the development of heart attacks,
strokes, osteoporosis, dementia, cancer
approach follows an innovative method
of treating tumours which hitherto was
only practised at a few hospitals worldwide.
Rehabilitation Centre
Rehabilitation in medicine refers to the
use of therapeutic procedures aiming to
minimize or eliminate the restrictions facing a patient after illness, an accident,
surgery or in the case of degenerative
processes so that he can be restored
once again to a full life and return to
his working occupation. A therapy programme is drawn up for the individual
patient in close cooperation between
doctors and therapists, placing a focus
on a holistic view of the patient. During
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the rehabilitation period, the patient is
offered various forms of therapy based
on interdisciplinary treatment concepts,
taken from the following areas:
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy,
Speech Therapy and Psychology
Physiotherapy applies various therapy
forms to restore physiological processes,
correct incorrect posture and compensate for muscular strength imbalances.
Physiotherapy is used in particular in the
following medical disciplines: orthopaedics, sport medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, urology, cardiology, surgery
and internal medicine.
The approach taken by occupational therapy is to restore lost skills and to improve or compensate for deficits by relearning. The main aims of occupational therapy are to give the patient the greatest
possible independence and to improve
the individual quality of life. Occupational therapy is used in orthopaedics,
traumatology, rheumatology and hand
therapy to treat people with disorders of
the musculoskeletal system, and in neurology/neurosurgery when dealing with
illnesses of the central nervous system.
Speech therapy is a young discipline of
medical therapy focusing on people with
restricted interpersonal communication
abilities due to impediments of language, speech, swallowing or hearing.
Speech therapy is an indispensable element in treating patients with brain diseases, such as strokes, for examples.
Psychologists are involved when it comes to analysing and treating changes
in personality and perception due to
illness; they also help patients and their
families to cope with the emotional and
psychological side of being ill. The Rehabilitation Centre offers special facilities
and specialist doctors of international
repute, particularly in the field of neurological rehabilitation.
Dental Centre
The Dental Centre offers the following
specialized areas: functional analysis,
implantology, 3D Diagnosis Centre (for
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computerized implant planning, among
others); oral surgery; paradontology,
minimally invasive aesthetic paradontal
surgery; endodontia; dentures, aesthetic dentistry, CMD temporomandibular joint therapy, in cooperation with
physiotherapists; snoring phenomena,
tinnitus treatment, Prophylaxis Centre;
bleaching; paediatric dental medicine,
orthodontics, also for adults; holistic
dental medicine, including homeopathy,
acupuncture and treatment under a full
Eye Center
Visual impulses account for 80% of how
we perceive our surroundings. The eye
is therefore our most important sense
organ. The eye center Cologne treats cataract, one of the most common eye diseases in the world and the main reason
for vision impairment in older eyes, Glaucoma, one of the major causes of blindness, corneal diseases and keratokonus,
macular degeneration, uveitis and all
other forms of eye diseases. In Cologne
you also find state of the art LASIK, a
proven and safe treat-ment of near-, farsightedness as well as astigmatism and
even high tech implantable refractive
lens technology that can treat even the
highest refractive errors.
We provide our foreign patients with
optimum advice and a high standard of
care to ensure the best possible return to
their normal life on returning home after
leaving the hospital. The doctors and
other staff can speak English and other
languages. Cologne Health Centre works
together closely with patient agencies
and support agencies who ensure that
the stay is as pleasant and interesting
as possible for the foreign patients and
their families. The support programme
can be chosen on an individual, modular basis. It extends from hotel reservations, transport, „meet and greet“ with
airport transfer, transport from the hotel
to the doctor and hospital, interpreter
service, excursions and organizing the
complete leisure programme for those
accompanying the patient. A competent, multilingual team is available with
international experience in tourism and
outstanding knowledge of the city. The
range of support also profits from close
cooperation with other service providers
(hotel and catering, chauffeur services,
interpreters, fitness and wellness, etc.).
It goes without saying that patients
from abroad can also make full use of
all the services featured in the extensive product catalogue of KölnTourismus
GmbH, the official tourism organization
of the City of Cologne.
Cologne – the Health Centre of the
West – hopes to treat and take care of
you and to welcome you and your family
to the Rhine Metropolis.
If you have any questions about the wide
range of medical care available in the
greater Cologne area, please contact
GlobalGuest Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Frankenwerft 19
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0)221 120 910
Fax: +49 (0)221 120 91 199
Email: [email protected]
If you have any further questions about
your stay in the greater Cologne area,
please contact
KölnTourismus GmbH
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0)221 221 30400
Fax: +49 (0)221 221 30410
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Cologne and neighbouring communities possess a superior healthcare infrastructure. For visitors planning a trip to the
Cologne-Bonn region specifically for healthcare services, GlobalGuest Germany delivers full-service support
Our client services begin with information about the healthcare
network and extend to hotel reservations, transportation,“Meet
and greet” service (including airport transfer), chauffeur services to your hotel, physician and/or medical centre, interpreter
services, through to excursion programs and a full-structured
recreation programme for family, friends and others who may
accompany you on your trip.
A highly capable and multi-lingual Team with extensive experience in the international tourism industry and keen knowledge
about the city is at your beck and call. Global Guest Germany is
a cooperation partner of Cologne Tourist Board.
To organize your stay and arrange an exciting agenda with a
top-notch standard of quality, our first class team is at your disposal and looks forward to being your local contact in Cologne.
1. Portfolio of services
Customized travel planning
3. Cooperative relationships
Hotel reservations (including patient hotels)
with medical centres / inpatient offices / providers
Chauffeur and interpreter services
with external medical diagnostic services
(Arabic, English, French)
with patient consulting agents
Recreational programme for guests and travel companions
Multilingual Service Centre Agents
Coordination of your entire stay in Cologne and environs
Client support services everyday – including weekends
Home / hotel visits
Personal Guest Assistant (PGA)
hopping tours
Cultural programmes / city tours
Special services upon request
2. Healthcare and tourism communications
Interface with client’s physician and medical staff
Interface with non-medical employees
GlobalGuest Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Frankenwerft 19
50667 Köln, Germany
[email protected]
Contactperson: Chantal Wichert
Health Cologne
COLOGNE is the international market leader
in the field of limousine and chauffeur service.
• It is understood that we make the most up to date vehicles of the
upper luxury class available to you at all times.
• To us, it is especially important that you can feel safe and make
yourself comfortable.
• Do you have got an own vehicle or a fleet of cars but do not want to
drive yourself?
• It is of importance to our company to offer you only trained, reliable,
discrete and of course punctual chauffeurs, who have a good educational
background to make sure that you will reach your travel destination,
let it be a business appointment, a shopping Mall or a restaurant,
in a comfortable and save way.
• AK Chauffeur and limousine GmbH has his headquarter in Cologne.
However our field of application goes far beyond the city limits. WE have
partner agencies in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hannover, Hamburg as well as in Paris,
Monaco, Vienna and London that naturally are at your disposal as well.
• As a basic principle we always offer the most up to date vehicles of the
upper luxury class including optional equipment such as internet, TV and
telephone. Our fleet also includes VIP busses as well as busses of the luxury
class. All vehicles have a neutral coloring and are not to be recognized as
part of a limousine service.
• To make sure that you feel comfortable, all cars are provided with
refreshments and the current newspaper.
• Roadsters, Jeeps and armoured cars are also available on request.
• With the Aviation Service of AK Chauffeur and Limousines GmbH Cologne
you are able to enjoy flexibility – let it be on business or on private trips.
• Through a co-operation with well- known partners we are able to offer
you helicopterflights as well as modern and comfortable business jets.
• We would be please to welcome you as a guest in our vehicles.
Sincerely, the AK chauffeur and limousin service.
Versed, discrete and reliable.
AK Chauffeur und Limousinen GmbH
Im Buchenkamp 70, 51109 Köln
Tel.: + 49 221 / 29 75 78 08
email: [email protected]
Since all patients are very different from each other, we adjust surgical techniques and implants very
precisely to the patient’s anatomy and also take his/her individual habits of life into account. Moreover,
we always bear in mind to keep the intervention as little as possible and as extensive as required.
Small cuts – great effect
Individual care
Active life through mobility
Minimally invasive joint-saving
surgery, e.g. hip arthroscopy, may
be a treatment option for hip pain.
Minimally invasive surgery technology
is the gentle option as regards tissue,
especially muscles. This technology
allows quicker recovery of the joint
function and load capacity of artificial
joint replacements.
Hip joint replacement
Artificial hip joints restoring the
individual anatomy more exactly
than before and thus achieving
better joint function.
The doctors from the Cologne
Endoprosthesis Centre are highly
qualified in the field of special
orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Together with physiotherapists and
the care staff, they form a highly
motivated team working to ensure
you can lead an active life with as
little pain as possible again.
Knee joint replacement
Modern artificial knee joints allow
better knee flexion and take the
differences arising from the individual
anatomy into account, e.g. the
difference between male and female
anatomy. With implants ranging from
the smallest to the largest possible
size, specific care for knee injuries
is possible depending on the severity.
Foot pain
Defective positions of forefoot and
hindfoot need to be treated subtly
and technically differentiated. Artificial replacement of the upper ankle
joint is a focal point especially
important to our foot surgery.
Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen.
Klinik für Orthopädie,
Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie
und Sportmedizin
Endoprothesenzentrum Köln
Jakobstrasse 27-31
D - 50678 Cologne
Tel: 0221 / 3308 -1351, -1352
Fax: 0221 / 3308 -1556
[email protected]
EXcelsior Hotel Ernst
Elegance and tradition influence the character of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst, which
has been regarded as the centre of the social life of the Rhineland since 1863. Today
its prominent position in the heart of the city and opposite Cologne Cathedral
continues to fascinate guests from every part of the world. All within comfortable
walking distance are theatres, opera and Philharmonie as well as famous museums,
such as the Museum Ludwig or the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, and the exhibition
Since 1863, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has been celebrating discreet elegance.
Precious materials, valuable antiques and a harmonious choice of colours lend each
room its own character and individual charm, creating an ambience that beckons
the guest to linger. With their magnificent view onto Cologne Cathedral, the hotel
rooms offer a unique experience: what better start to a beautiful morning than a
view of the monumental Gothic edifice? 142 guest rooms, business centre, sauna&
fitness area leave nothing to be desired and guarantee the perfect harmony for
both, business and private travellers.
Culinary delicacies
Our Hanse Stube gourmet restaurant will allow you to experience glorious moments of culinary craftsmanship. The committed team assembled around Executive
Head Chef Pierre Meyer, creates innovative French cuisine with a level of finesse
famed far beyond the city limits. Select wines from all over the world round off the
entire work of art. The restaurant ‘taku’ derives its name from the Japanese word
meaning ‘inn’. It is the city’s first address for authentically East-Asian delights.
After a strenuous day, unwind in the spa facilities of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst.
State-of-the-art fitness equipment allows you to boost your stamina with integrated headphones and television screens to offer stimulating entertainment as you
concentrate on keeping in shape. After an invigorating work-out or the rigours of
a sightseeing tour, there is no more calming resort than our exclusively equipped
sauna and steam rooms. Soothing warmth and tranquillity will bring you to a state
of complete relaxation, while the tingling sensation of our rain, refreshing and hail
showers will instil you with renewed vitality.
Due to the long experience in working with our medical partners we guarantee a
perfectly aligned stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst.
Health Cologne
Health Cologne
The Cologne Model is an innovative approach to the treatment of cancer
and other chronic diseases (such as chronic viral illnesses like HIV, hepatitis B and C). Both conventional treatment methods for these diseases
as well as new, science and research-driven approaches to treatment are
key elements in this therapy concept.
Medical Center Cologne (MCC) has applied the Cologne model since
2000. The basis of all therapies is the improvement of the immune system (“immune restoration”), since the immune system is decisively involved in all disease processes – both in acute and in chronic diseases.
For example, autologous dendritic cells and activated LAK cells, in conjunction with hyperthermia applications, has been successfully used on
cancer patients.
To improve the immune system, another approach includes administering
vitamin and mistletoe-based compounds (Viscum album), trace elements
and enzymes. Patients also receive nutritional advice and assistance in
making changes in their everyday life (“lifestyle changes”).
A Dutch charitable foundation created portraits and bios of several patients who, despite being in the end stage of their cancer, experienced
a complete remission over many years. These portraits are published
in many languages and can be found online ( or
Treatment is provided on an inpatient basis. Since your personal wellbeing contributes significantly to the success of your therapy, we would
be happy to organize a full travel plan during your stay, in between treatment periods and over the course of treatment. We work in collaboration
with our cooperation partner, GlobalGuest Germany GmbH & Co. KG.
Please feel free to contact us to determine if the Cologne Model can also
put you on the path to improving your quality of life.
Health Cologne
Dom Hotel Köln
One of the most exclusive five-star boutique hotels in Europe
A grand hotel in a befitting location:
Dom Hotel Cologne, a Boutique Hotel,
has been in business for over 150 years
on one most coveted sites in Germany.
No other hotel can boast these panoramic views: Located in the immediate
proximity to the historical heart of the
city, directly across the Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
site. The world-famous Romanic churches of Cologne can also be reached
within walking distance of the Dom
Hotel. Museums, the Philharmonic, and
pedestrian zones are located just minutes from the Rhine and the old town. Le
Méridien Dom Hotel creates a perfect
union of cosmopolitan amenities and
traditional favourites.
Since 1857, the Dom Hotel has provided its guests with an unparalleled level of comfort in an inimitable and exquisite environment; superior service
and exquisite finishes are its hallmarks.
The luxuriously appointed guest rooms
amaze both private visitors and business travellers alike. They enjoy the refined ambience of the hotel, steeped in
tradition and history, and still relax with
the latest in technology: plasma screen
televisions and high-speed internet access are standard features in every room
after the Hotel‘s top-to-bottom renovation for over 10 million Euro – no expen-
se was spared. Experience The Empress
of Germany‘s hotel industry at one of
the most wonderful places in the nation: Cologne. It is the destination for the
most important visitors, who insist on
staying nowhere else but here.
As a top travel spot, Cologne gives visitors a panoply of amazing options that
explain why this city is an indispensible
part of any visit to Europe. Cologne‘s
greatest asset: Its myriad of faces.
Cologne‘s downtown area offers just
the right assortment of gifts and essentials for any taste, no matter how thick
your wallet may be. Major department
stores and small boutiques with original collections, exclusive women‘s and
men‘s clothiers and the representative shops of renowned luxury brands:
Bulgari, Chopard, Hermès, KPM, Louis
Vuitton – all are located in the immediate vicinity of the Dom Hotel. After an
thoroughly satisfying shopping quest
(which the concierge at Dom Hotel
would gladly arrange for you if you prefer a private shopping tour in the exclusive private lounges), Cologne offers
a compelling night life! Known for its
swanky after-hours scene, try out the
restaurants, bars, clubs with live music,
discos and party clubs. Or visit the historic old town with its picturesque medieval pubs, inns and taverns – and restaurants. Dom Hotel is neighbour to one of
the oldest breweries in Germany. Stop
for a fresh beer, and taste the typical
Cologne cuisine. Or on the Dom Hotel‘s
terrace – a summertime favourite and
definitely the most beautiful terrace in
For our guests using the multitude of
facilities in the Rhine region for medical
care and recuperation, Dom Hotel provides concierge services and, in addition,
specialized patient services. Long-term
guests residing at Dom Hotel during
the course of their treatment schedules
enjoy all the amenities available, such
as custom-scheduled room cleaning
services, free minibar, room service
dining and a personal concierge service.
Health Cologne
We assist our clients with the organisation of diagnostic services, as well as inpatient and outpatient care. The range of medical services that we offer includes virtually every field of medicine – from orthopaedics and cardiology through to cosmetic
surgery and dental medicine.
We only work with a select group of qualified, reputable and
well-established medical professionals.
Our services include:
• Start-to-finish customer support through our Call Centre
• Preliminary travel planning for your trip, examinations and
• Visa assistance services
• Airline ticket purchasing services
• Personal greeter at airport and transfer services (airporthotel-medical centres)
• Hotel reservations
• Attendant and qualified medical interpreting services
• Personalised client support during the entire stay
• Psychological counselling services
• General travel programmes for patients and their travel
• Personal security
• Other services upon request
Our mission: To deliver the highest quality, punctuality and individualised services for every patient!
Give us a call. We would be happy to assist with your needs and
resolve any problems or issues effectively and swiftly
Health Cologne
Weisshausstr. 25
50939 Köln, Germany
+ 49 221 964 399 31
Mob: + 49 177 935 611 5
Fax: + 49 221 964 399 32
Email: [email protected]
Assuring your well-being
during your medical treatment in Germany
Our company, allmedarab Andy Schulze e.K., is an agency that organises the
administration of medical treatment
and care in Germany for Arab patients.
Founded in January 2004, our company
provides services exclusively for Arab patients. Though the hub of our business is
based in western Germany, we operate
throughout the entire country, and in
every medical specialty. Over the past
five years, we have cared for hundreds of
Arab patients and their families, associates and companions – to full satisfaction.
Please take a look at the Guestbook on
our homepage (,
and see for yourself.
Our services consist of the complete
organization of your stay in Germany;
we act as your liaison and provide client support. We deliver a start-to-finish
portfolio of services, starting with the
initial contact with the medical facility
and delivery of your medical records, to
the processing and settlement of all financial transactions and visa formalities,
care for you and your travel companions,
through to supplying you with your German medications after you return to
your home country.
We maintain a thoroughly transparent
information and pricing policy. Our
swift and efficient response to your every need and request is our most important and valuable attribute. This enables
us to arrange a qualified and individually customized service package typically within three days after receipt of
your medical records. In addition to our
company’s primary field of endeavour,
we also obtain medical opinions from
German specialised physicians regarding your individual case file, especially
if these matters are of a complex nature.
We also fly German physicians to Arab
nations, either as “visiting physicians” at your local medical centre, or
for the individual treatment of patients, who, due to their medical condition or time constraints, cannot
or do not wish to travel to Germany.
And last but not least, we can also set
up a recreation and leisure plan for you.
When you are in between treatments,
we would be delighted to offer you guided or no-guide short excursions and
city tours (Berlin, Munich, Hamburg,
Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, etc.).
We would be delighted to receive your
request, and look forward to welcoming
you to Germany sometime soon!
Salam Aleikum
Your allmedarab Team
allmedarab Andy Schulze e.K.
Sachsenring 73
D-50677 Cologne
Health Cologne
To guarantee you the absolute best cosmetic and functional results in dental care, we only work with the latest in diagnostic procedures, trend-setting medical technology and a well-seasoned team of specialists from
all disciplines in dental medicine.
Our qualified team of 50 professionals – including dentists, physicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants
and dental technicians – are ready to take care of your needs 365 days a year.
The dental technology laboratory at our offices and its four certified technicians and highly trained and experienced staff ensures you receive only the finest quality: tooth replacement manufactured with the latest
technology and bio-compatible resources.
dental +suite: Our portfolio
Orthodontics, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy
Cosmetic dentistry
General dentistry
Specialised care for children
Anxiety care for adults
3-D x-ray diagnostics and OR procedures
Head of medical + dental suite: Jochem Heibach
International specialist in implantology, aesthetic dental
healthcare and periodontics
medical + dental suite was awarded the Seal of Approval in 2008 from
Ebene Ankunft Terminal 1 A/B
51147 Köln
+49 (0) 2203 / 20 330 20
+49 (0) 2203 / 20 330 29
22 Health
[email protected]
am köln bonn airport
rösrath bei köln
knokke (belgien)
acclaimed neurological
rehabilitation services
at the heart of the Cologne region
Since 1999, the RehaNova-Cologne Medical Centre has been providing rehabilitative
treatment and care to patients suffering from all forms of neurological and neurosurgical conditions, particularly those affecting the cranio-cerebral region. Our medical professionals work in close consultation with Cologne’s Merheim Hospital, and
they collaborate with the surrounding university medical centres. We specialise in
early rehabilitation, and also treat the most severe neurological, neurosurgical and
accident surgery patients at our specialised facility, in conjunction with the hospital’s
emergency services. Highly qualified professionals deliver the finest care to respiratory and dialysis patients at our intensive care ward (17 beds). We keep an isolation
ward (14 beds) on standby for patients requiring seclusion; those who need restraint
are placed in a protected ward (14 beds) to receive rehabilitative services.
The RehaNova-Cologne Medical Centre houses over 132 inpatient beds divided
among 9 units. They are organised individually: A dedicated interdisciplinary team
of therapists and nurses is assigned to each unit. Our medical centre has a staff of
15 physicians from a variety of disciplines, 100 specially trained therapists and 150
highly qualified nurses and support staff. This decentralized organisational structure
makes each unit easily accessible for patients, and fosters the close personal relationships that are crucial to optimal individualised patient care.
The Medical Centre can be conveniently accessed via public transit. We also provide
affordable hospital rooms to accommodate patients from abroad. If you would like
further information, we are available at any time to assist you. Visit our website, or
just give as a telephone call.
Your RehaNova-Cologne Team
Ostmerheimer Straße 200 . 51109 Cologne-Merheim
Telephone: 0049-221-2784-4000 . [email protected] .
Chief of Staff: Dr. H.-W. Ortwein . Medical Director: Prof. Dr. Th. Rommel
Health Cologne
friendly | modern | individual | competent | interdisciplinary | specialised | experienced
Your clinic at the heart of Cologne
The winning bid: Superior quality medical services
Here you will find the optimal conditions to bring you back to full
health: the peaceful, exquisite and relaxing environment of our
We create the absolute best conditions to bring you back to full
health: the powers of recuperation are found in the peaceful,
exquisite and relaxing environment of our facility.
With everything that we do, making sure you receive the finest
medical care is our number one priority. Our highly-experienced
staff of specialists, surgeons and anaesthesiologists collectively
represents 14 medical disciplines. Our staff joined together as
a team back in 1999, under the auspices of the PAN clinic on
Cologne‘s Neumarkt. As licensed, they also offer their physician
services to affiliated hospitals. Since then, our clinic – equipped
with ultramodern technical facilities in a sunbathed environment
at the shopping mall – has earned its sterling reputation.
A private medical centre with the Seal of Quality
General, emergency and vascular surgery
General neurosurgery
Eye surgery
Gynaecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine
Gynaecological endoscopy
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) healthcare
Hand and foot surgery
Hernia surgery
Internal medicine – Preventative medicine*
Laboratory research medicine*
„MediFitReha“–physical therapy, prevention, rehabilitation*
Neurology & psychiatry*
Orthopaedics – arthroscopic surgery
Plastic surgery
Radiology & nuclear medicine*
Senology & breast surgery
Dental medicine*
*on-site affiliated medical practices
is one of the first clinics to be
DIN ES ISO 9001:2000 certified.
PAN KLINIK AM NEUMARKT Betriebsgesellschaft mbH | Zeppelinstr. 1 | 50667 Köln | Tel. 0221.2776-100 | Fax 0221.2776-611 | [email protected]
quality vision
for quality living
Experience first-class medical care at the Center of
Excellence for Laser Vision Correction and Eye Healthcare
macula degeneration
cornea diseases
retinal seperation
lid diseases
lid surgery
femto lasik
epi lasik
lens implantation
incisional methods
traditional chinese medicine
All the treatment you need under one roof: At the Augenklinik am Neumarkt in Cologne, we
provide you with the entire spectrum of diagnostic, treatment-specific and surgical therapies for
the anterior and posterior eye segments.
Modern Microsurgery and Laser Surgery: Low-stress treatments for the eye and eyelid ensure
short rehabilitation periods of just a few days. For example, we perform sutureless cataract
surgery (Instant Vision Surgery) and make a life without glasses with individually designed
intraocular lenses possible for our patients.
A Wealth of Experience: Our surgical consultants Dr. Omid Kermani and Dr. Georg Gerten have
performed more than 50,000 cataract and corneal procedures. They are leading experts in
refractive surgery. Beyond excimer -and femtosecond-laser vision correction (PRK/Lasik) they offer
highend refractive lens surgery using of all premium multifocal, torical and aspherical IOL.
Proven Safety: Our clinic is licensed by the state and complies with the highest quality standards.
It ranks among the first institutions in Germany to gain TÜV* recognition for LASIK treatment.
Further information can be found on our homepage:
*German Association for Technical Inspection
ISO 9001
dr med omid kermani dr med georg gerten und partner private funds and all outpatients and inpatients
schildergasse 107-109 d-50667 köln phone +49 221 - 650 722 0
am neumarkt
KölnTourismus GmbH
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Cologne . Germany
Tel.: +49.(0)221. 221 30 400
Fax: +49.(0)221. 221 30 410
[email protected]
HealthRegion CologneBonn e.V. was
established in July 2009 by 50 key players
of the regional health care sector. The registered association, now containing more
than 100 members, has set its sights on
two major targets: networking healthcare
expertise and professionals in Cologne
and its neighbouring communities, and
marketing Cologne as a travel destination
for healthcare.
HealthRegion CologneBonn e.V. Gesundheitsregion KölnBonn e.V.
Krefelder Str. 18c
50670 Cologne . Germany
Tel.: +49.(0)221.973199 - 95
Fax: +49.(0)221.973199 - 17
[email protected]
In its capacity as the official association
promoting Cologne and the surrounding
region under the aegis of Cologne Tourist
Board, Köln plus Partner reinforces the publicity work involving the advertisement of
the cultural, tourist, and financial offerings
of this metropolis on the Rhine. The members of the association – from the hotel,
hospitality and tourist service sectors –
stand firmly behind the approach to highlight Cologne as a healthcare and tourism
destination, as demonstrated in this brochure. We are at your disposal to assist you
with any questions you may have about
travel to Cologne.
Köln plus Partner
Verein für die Köln-Werbung e.V.
c/o KölnTourismus GmbH
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Cologne . Germany
Tel.: +49.(0)221. 221 233 26
Fax: +49.(0)221. 221 233 11
[email protected]
Health Cologne
in medicine and care
The three municipal hospitals of Cologne,
integrated under the firm Kliniken der
Stadt Köln gGmbH, offer a comprehensive
range of treatment services for patients
of all age groups. Acute and chronically
ill children and youth are treated at one
of Germany‘s largest medical facilities
for children, Kinderkrankenhaus Amsterdamer Strasse. The medical teams at the
Merheim and Holweide hospitals care for
adult patients.
These medical centres regularly treat
patients from abroad (including the
United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Russia, the
USA and England) with superior results.
The hospitals are renowned for their
high quality, and sustain this level of
achievement through certifications and
quality assurance programmes. To ensure
rapid recovery and pain-free conditions
following surgery as quickly as possible,
Merheim Hospital introduced a „Quality
Management for Acute Pain Therapy“ programme, which was recognized by TÜV
Rheinland. The hospital provides top-level
medical services and extremely competent nursing care. The patient’s individual
needs are always the primary focus.
The spectrum of medical services corresponds to the latest innovations in medical
sciences. The following illnesses are given
high priority treatment:
• Diseases of the internal organs, specifically those affecting the kidneys,
stomach, intestines, liver, heart,
vascular system, hormonal and metabolic dysfunctions
• Organ changes to the brain, spinal
cord and peripheral nerves (e.g. strokes, brain tumours, epilepsy, multiple
• Accident surgery, orthopaedics,
sport traumatology, (fractures, joint
reconstructions, artificial joints, cruciate ligament surgeries, endoscopies
of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow
and hips)
• Visceral, vascular and transplantation
surgery procedures on the digestive
organs, thyroid gland, and treatment
of hernias, tumour surgery for cancer
illnesses, adi-pose procedures for
morbid obesity, vascular surgery
(operations on changes to the carotid
artery, stent implantation, (vascular
supports), organ transplants and
much more)
• Diseases of the respiratory organs
(lungs, bronchi, etc.), and the thoracic region
• Eye disease, such as cataracts and
glaucoma, macular degeneration,
retinal de-tachment
• Plastic surgery and treatment for the
severely burned
• Diseases of the gynaecological organs and breasts
• Support for pregnant women,
specialising in at-risk pregnancies,
multiple births, premature birth, and
ill newborns, in conjunction with the
Women’s and Children’s Medical
• Diseases of the urinary tract and male
• Diseases of the head and neck region,
specifically the throat, nose, sinuses
and ears
• All acute and chronic paediatric
illnesses, e.g. paediatric cardiology,
oncology, pul-monary and respiratory diseases, neurological diseases and
much more
• All paediatric surgeries and child
urology, and treatment of severe
malformations (e.g., malformation of the digestive organs, urinary
passages, sex organs, hands or feet),
burns, vascular abnormalities or
Specialized centres have been established
for several diseases where physicians of
various disciplines work side-by-side in
order to achieve the best and fastest possible diagnostics and treatment (e.g., the
Rheinisches Tumorzentrum, Darmzentrum, Morbus-Osler-Zentrum, Hernienzentrum, Brustzentrum).
Health Cologne
Expertise in medicine and patient care
Professional and reliable
The medical services from Cologne‘s municipal hospitals
have evolved over a history that spans more than two centuries. Well over 160,000 inpatients and outpatients place
their full trust and confidence in us every year. Our physicians are highly experienced in the treatment of common
and rare diseases. We stand at the ready around the clock
to attend to our patients‘ needs.
Focussed on innovation
and advances
The range of medical services we offer reflects the most
current state-of-the art medical care and services. We
place a premium on research and learning. We only use the
latest technology so that our patients are given precise diagnostics and treatment. Independent experts attest to the
quality of our care: All clinics hold the prestigious „KTQ“
certificate, a type of TÜV „seal of approval“ for hospitals.
An international team of physicians, nurses and
attendent care from more than 20 nations work
around the clock to take care of our patients of
a diversity of cultural and ethnic back-grounds.
We focus on the special needs of our patients so
they can make themselves at home their stay
with us.
Health Cologne

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