Nippes, Cologne

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5th District of Cologne
Cologne-Weidenpesch Racecourse
Location of Nippes shown in red
Location of Nippes shown in red
Country Germany
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
City Cologne
 • Total 31.8 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total 110,092
 • Density 3,462/km2 (8,970/sq mi)

Nippes (German: Köln-Nippes, Ripuarian: Neppes [ˈne²pəs]) is the fifth city district (Stadtbezirk) of Cologne, Germany. Nippes was incorporated into the city of Cologne in 1888 and the district was created in 1975. A large Ford Europe production plant is located in Niehl, the north-eastern part of the district.

Nippes borders the Cologne districts of Chorweiler to the north, Mülheim to the east, Innenstadt to the south, and Ehrenfeld to the south-west.


Nippes consists of seven Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km²) Pop. per km² map
501 Nippes 33,948 2,99 11,351 District map of Nippes
502 Mauenheim 5,641 0,49 11,543
503 Riehl 11,173 2,39 4,674
504 Niehl 18,249 12,1 1,512
505 Weidenpesch 13,566 3,91 3,469
506 Longerich 13,536 6,14 2,203
507 Bilderstöckchen 15,028 3,76 3,992
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)


Nippes is served by numerous railway stations and main highways. Stations include Köln-Nippes, Köln Geldernstraße/Parkgürtel, and Köln-Longerich, as well as numerous light rail stations on Cologne Stadtbahn lines 12, 15, 16, and 18. Bundesautobahn 57 connects Nippes to the Cologne motorway ring.

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Coordinates: 50°57′52″N 6°57′30″E / 50.9644°N 6.95833°E / 50.9644; 6.95833