Bookmark and Share

Search

Search form

  • Welcome to Cologne

    The world feels at home in Cologne, where people meet for a Kölsch, a chat or simply a laugh. Life in Cologne is vivacious.

  • Take a trip through 2000 years of history and visit cultural monuments from the Roman Empire to modern times.

  • Cologne provides over 250 hotels with a total capacity of more than 26,000 beds.

  • "Drinking a Kölsch is more than just drinking a beer: it´s like drinking an entire culture." (NYT, 5/07)

  • Enjoy the world-famous traditional Cologne Carnival and several top events throughout the year.

  • Prime location in the heart of Europe and exemplary infrastructure also a multitude of highly specialised modern economy.

  • Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany.

  • Find accommodation

    Nights: 0
  • Eau de Cologne

  • Carnival

Sunday, 05-07-2015,
The world’s largest computer games trade show ‘Gamescom’ is moving up to the next level. From 5 – 9 August 2015, numerous new game products and hardware innovations will be showcased at the Cologne trade fair.
For many years now, Cologne has established itself as one of Europe's centres for gay and lesbian life. The most important event in the gay and lesbian calendar is the Christopher Street Day (CSD 5th July, 2015). Every year on the first weekend of July half a million participants and visitors celebrate and demonstrate in the city centre.
On 11th July 2015, the "Kölner Lichter" light up the sky in flames. The impressive firework display is synchronised with music and transforms the view of the Rhine into a colourful sea of banyan lights, waterfalls and hundreds of thousands of sparklers.
The varied programme offered by the Cologne Tourist Board includes exciting and informative tours to suit all tastes, from the experience tour to the art history tour around Cologne's Romanesque churches or see Cologne's best attractions with a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
The magnificent Cologne Cathedral hovers above the roofs and chimneys of the city. It is not only used as a point of orientation but is the pride of the people in Cologne. It can be seen from nearly every point in the city centre and from many places elsewhere.

What to do

Where to stay

Eat and drink

Events

Shopping

Business