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
4th - 9th February 2016 The "crazy days" of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. Find out more
You only have one day to discover the Cathedral City on the Rhine and to immerse yourself in Cologne’s zest for life? We have some suggestions that will allow you to discover the most important and interesting sides of the city.
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.
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.
Cologne provides over 250 hotels with a total capacity of more than 26,000 beds – ranging from low-budget accommodation and state-of-the-art design hotels to stylish suites in one of the large international top-quality hotels.