District Court Cologne

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Regional and District Court
Regional and district court
List of high-rise buildings in Cologne
Basic data
Place: Cologne-Sülz
Luxemburger Strasse 101
Opening: 1981
Architectural style : Modern
Use / legal
Usage : Office buildings
(courtrooms, offices)
Owner : State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Technical specifications
Height : 105.0 m
Rank (height) : 7. ( Cologne )
14. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
66. ( Germany )
Floors : 25th
Building material : Concrete , glass , steel

The Cologne Regional Court is a court of the ordinary jurisdiction of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia . It is the largest of the three regional courts in the district of the Cologne Higher Regional Court and one of the largest regional courts in Germany . The current president of the regional court is Roland Ketterle.

Seat and District of the Court

The regional court (LG) has its seat in Cologne . The judicial district extends to the cities and municipalities:

Bergheim , Bedburg , Elsdorf , Pulheim , Bergisch Gladbach , Kürten , Odenthal , Overath , Rösrath , Brühl , Erftstadt , Hürth , Wesseling , Gummersbach , Bergneustadt , Engelskirchen , Marienheide , Wiehl , Kerpen , Frechen , Cologne , Leverkusen , Burscheid , Leichlingen (Rhineland ) , Wermelskirchen , Wipperfürth , Hückeswagen , Lindlar and Radevormwald .


The district court has been housed in the 105 m high, three-winged building in the shape of a star since 1981. The Cologne District Court is also located there .


The Cologne Regional Court has existed under this name since 1820. In the Prussian Rhine Province at that time , the French court organization continued to apply. The Cologne Court of Appeal had the function of the Court of Appeal there . The courts subordinate to him were not called district courts , but regional courts. The following civil courts were subordinate to the Cologne Regional Court as courts of first instance:

Magistrate's court Seat
Bensberg District Court Bensberg
Bergheim Peace Court Bergheim
Court of Justice Cologne I Cologne
Peace Court Cologne II Cologne
Court of Justice Cologne III Cologne
Peace Court Cologne IV Cologne
Gummersbach District Court Gummersbach
Homburg Court of Justice in Wiehl Wiehl
Kerpen Court of Justice Kerpen
District Court of Lindlar Lindlar
Mülheim Peace Court Mülheim
Wipperfürth Peace Court Wipperfürth

In addition, the following peace courts were added in 1820, but in 1850 they were assigned to the then newly established Bonn Regional Court :

Magistrate's court Seat
Peace Court Bonn I Bonn
Peace Court of Bonn II Bonn
Court of Justice Eckenhagen Eckenhagen
Eitorf District Court Eitorf
Honnef District Court Bad Honnef
Königswinter Peace Court Koenigswinter
Lechenich District Court Lechenich
Rheinbach Peace Court Rheinbach
Siegburg Peace Court Siegburg
Waldbröl Peace Court Waldbröl
Zülpich District Court Zülpich

Press Chamber

The press chamber of the regional court in Cologne is relatively popular with celebrities when they invoke the violation of personal rights. In such cases, an overriding place of jurisdiction within the meaning of § 32 ZPO applies , that is, the plaintiff may choose the locally competent court (also called forum shopping ). It is even possible that a plaintiff, after failing an injunction in a regional court, consults another regional court. When balancing personal rights and freedom of the press , the Cologne Regional Court tends to protect personal rights more than other regional courts and is more willing than other courts to decide on interim injunctions , in the case of urgency even without hearing the press. It is considered the hottest in the country by journalists. The number of proceedings for all German press reviews rose from 8 to 24 percent within six years (base year: 2006). The chamber is thus busy with 76 percent press cases. Judge Dirk Eßer handles all press procedures.

Superordinate and subordinate courts

The Cologne Higher Regional Court is superordinate to the Cologne Regional Court . The district courts of Bergheim , Bergisch Gladbach , Brühl , Gummersbach , Kerpen , Cologne , Leverkusen , Wermelskirchen and Wipperfürth are subordinate .

Known judges (selection)

Known procedures and judgments (selection)

See also

Web links

Commons : Justizzentrum (Cologne)  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Regional Court of Cologne at CTBUH
  2. Cologne Regional Court at emporis.com
  3. ^ HA Fecht: The court constitutions of the German states , 1868, p. 176, books.google.de
  4. Cologne takes it all . In: Der Spiegel . No. 42 , 2014 ( online ).
  5. ^ Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ( Memento from November 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on February 22, 2010

Coordinates: 50 ° 55 ′ 22 ″  N , 6 ° 56 ′ 10 ″  E