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  • 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.

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  • Carnival

Friday, 19-10-2018,

The 26th IHF Men’s World Championship (10 - 27 January 2019) is organised in the two handball-loving countries of Germany and Denmark and one main round is played in LANXESS Arena in Cologne (19-23 January).

Immerse yourself in Cologne’s history and experience life at the beginning of the 20th century with all your senses, thanks to virtual reality. Travel back in time to witness this golden era of Cologne’s history! Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

On the 11 November, up to 70,000 carnival revellers will come together on Heumarkt square.

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.

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