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
12th - 17th February 2015 The "crazy days" of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. Find out more
Whatever your Shopping-heart is coveting: You are sure to find it in Cologne! Take a look at the popular shopping streets Hohe Straße and Schildergasse which are home to large department stores and shops.
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 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.
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.