Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany.
Eau de Cologne
The historic Farina-house is situated opposite the Town Hall. In the world's oldest fragrance factory you can see where the fascinating history of Eau de Cologne and modern fragrances began. Find out more
7th February - 12th February 2013 The "crazy days" of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. Find out more
Winter and summer – Cologne is equally enticing. In winter and in the run-up to Christmas, the city radiates a special kind of atmosphere. Who wouldn’t get a warm fuzzy feeling inside with winter scents floating by in the air, pretty sounds ringing out, and a city that is ablaze with light?
Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. Christmas music, arts and crafts, toys, Christmas decorations and the scent of the Christmas bakeries create a wonderful atmosphere.