Discover Cologne


Cologne or “Kölle” as we locals call it – Our lively city on the Rhine offers you a wealth of cultural activities, international trade fairs and conferences, and numerous major events. Attractions such as Cologne Cathedral, which is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city’s 12 large Romanesque churches create an unforgettable impression.

Further, our city is home to many museums and galleries that present top-class art treasures of all styles and from all epochs.


Cologne is considered an insider tip as one of Germany’s greatest cities for shopping and our celebrated way of life – friendly, sociable and outgoing – is very much on display in over 3,000 restaurants and eateries.


Logo KölnTourismusThe Cologne Tourist Board (KölnTourismus) is the official tourism organisation of the city of Cologne and thus the first point of contact for visitors from all over the world, whether they are coming here on business or to spend their leisure time.

The Cologne Tourist Board will make your visit to Cologne an unforgettable experience. The friendly staff members at the Service-Center across from the cathedral will be happy to advise you and give you valuable tips and information about organised tours, museums, theatre opening hours, current event calendar or public transport for an interesting stay.


Opening hours:

Mondays – Saturdays: 09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Discover Cologne inexpensively and conveniently with the KölnCard.

Free travel on public transport gives you mobility 24 or 48 hours a day; you also receive reductions of up to 50% from numerous partners.
The KölnCard is available for individuals or groups up to five persons regardless of age and valid for 24 or 48 hours.

You will receive the KölnCard at Cologne Tourist Board, at KölnShop, from numerous travel agents, at many Cologne hotels as well as at the customer service centres and many ticket vending machines of Cologne‘s public transport (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe – KVB).

Lindner City Plaza ****
Your Lindner Hotel City Plaza welcomes you with a stylish, modern and distinctive charme in the Friesenviertel - NOT BETTER. DIFFERENT!
Hyatt Hotel *****
The Hyatt Regency Hotel Cologne offers spacious and well-equipped rooms. It furthers provides the Hyatt beer garden at the Rhine waterside.
Dorint An der Messe Köln ****
The Dorint An der Messe Köln is a modern 4-star superior hotel and is located next to the eastern entrance to the expo area.
Hotel Callas am Dom ***
The Hotel Callas offers 26 rooms. It is located in the pedestrian zone next to Cologne Cathedral. Bars and restaurants are nearby.
Besides UNESCO world cultural heritage site diverse museums, architektonic relicts, sacred buildings, Rheinau Harbour, promenade, stadium, etc.
Cologne has more than 3,000 bars and restaurants representing a wide variety of cuisines that offer something for every taste.
One of Germany's most frequented shopping miles: Schildergasse and Hohe Straße offering 1.2 mio. m² sales area (more than Berlin!)
Culture & Museums
This lively city on the Rhine offers a wealth of cultural activities and numerous major events.
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