The heart of the Rhine-Ruhr region

Interconnect in Germany's largest metropolitan region

DE-CIX Dusseldorf is situated 2ms from Frankfurt, and located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, the largest metropolitan region in Germany with more than 11 million inhabitants (twice as many as the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area).

Peer in Dusseldorf to keep local traffic local 

The region is home to several Fortune Global 500 companies, and IT and Telecommunications are growth and innovation drivers. It has the third largest metropolitan area GDP in Europe (behind Paris and London).


Peer in Frankfurt from Dusseldorf and reach hundreds of additional networks.

Port prices are significantly lower compared to Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

Create a backup for existing PoPs in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, or Frankfurt.

Peer at additional DE-CIX locations just via an additional VLAN

With access to DE-CIX Dusseldorf, you can peer remotely not only with all connected networks in Frankfurt but also with all connected networks in Hamburg, Munich, New York, Marseille, Istanbul, Madrid, Lisbon and Palermo (GlobePEER Remote service). More than 1,400 networks with just one connection.

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10 Reasons to peer white paper
White paper

10 Reasons why you should peer

From reduced cost to improved user experience, peering has many benefits for all sorts of businesses. Download our white paper to find out why you should peer.

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How to connect to DE-CIX

To benefit from our interconnection services, you first need to have access to our platform. Once you have access, you can order multiple services, overbook access with services, and have multiple ASNs on your access. 

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Service insight system
Service feature

DE-CIX Looking Glass

With the DE-CIX looking glass service, it is possible to easily search for an AS number, a peer, or a particular IP prefix. In addition, the looking glass service provides information on why a certain route is rejected by the route server.

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