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Welcome to Cologne

where the cathedral spires tower over Germany's oldest city and its innumerable cultural and historical treasures, world-famous museums and active art scene. The world feels at home in Cologne, where people meet for a Kölsch, a chat or simply a laugh. Life in Cologne is uncomplicated and vivacious.

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Cologne at a Glance

Lacking the basic knowledge about this City? Here you find useful and interesting facts and figures to explore Cologne

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Carnival

During the "crazy days" the "fifth season" culminates into a huge
public festival. People dress up, sing local songs and simply have fun.

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Christmas markets

Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. Visit our Christmas markets to experience the special flair.

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History

The city was founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago and thus can pride itself with a diversified history. Take a look!

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Arts and Cultures

Cologne offers a rich variety of cultural experiences covering everything from exhibitions to theatre. 

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Churches

Visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral and than that's it for Cologne? Think again! Concerning churches the city has to offer far more than just the big black one in the centre.

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Eating out

Cologne has a special beer (Kölsch) to offer, and also meals that bear extraodinary names: Order a "Halve Hahn" and you will not get half a chicken, but simply a bread roll with cheese...

 

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Events

Colourful Carnival, Cologne Pride or various Christmas markets: Cologne offers many events that are worth visiting.

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Exploring the City

Let us take you on a trip to the picturesque Old Town, Cologne Zoo and and the main shopping areas

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Hotels in Cologne

Several hotels of different categories ensure that your time in Cologne will be as comfortable as possible. Have a look at our hotel site and choose
for your conveniences

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Hostels

Cologne for backpackers - find out the best hostels and budget accommodiation!

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Nightlife

Party the night away in one of Cologne's several bars and clubs. From Hip Hop to Alternative and Techno - We bet you won't get bored!

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Sightseeing

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

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Tours and excursions

Explore the beautiful Rhine Valley with its vineyards and romantic castles by boat  - several vendors offer day excursions starting and ending in Cologne.

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Economy

With a population of more than a million, Cologne has become one of
the most important centre for economy, trade and science in central
Europe.

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