Cologne: Historical European Center of Trade

Heuma is based in Cologne, Germany, which we feel is rather fitting. For thousands of years, Cologne has existed an epicenter of trade.  ‘Colonia’ was founded by the Romans in 50 AD, and soon became central to the Roman Empire’s success in trade and production in the region.

Even after the Romans left, Cologne’s significance in cross-continental European trade never diminished. Between 1200 and 1500AD the city flourished due to its significant location at the Rhine River and became a major intersection of the major trade routes, connecting the east and the west. Today still, the trading ships carrying goods from East to West and vice versa, can be spotted along the Rhine.