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Places of interest

In Cologne, there is something to be discovered around almost every street corner. The cathedral city has a history of over 2,000 years and offers great opportunities for leisure time activities: rambles or shopping excursions through the inner city are actually possible in all kinds of weather.


And of course every visitor to Cologne must have seen the Cathedral from up close. In addition to this, there are alternatives for every taste: How about a visit to a museum, a peek behind the scenes of the German television channel WDR, a barbeque afternoon or a visit to the zoo?

  • Cathedral
  • Groß St. Martin 
  • Gürzenich
  • Heinrich-Böll Square 
  • Heinzelmännchenbrunnen 
  • Cologne Arena 
  • Trade Fair premises 
  • Philharmonic
  • City Hall
  • St. Andreas 
  • St. Gereon
  • St. Maria in the Capitol
  • City Walls
  • Zoo
  • 4711-ancestral homes in the Glockengasse


With its 42 museums Cologne has got an outstanding art and cultural scene. A visit to the town museum or the Romano-Germanic Museum will give you a good idea of the city's history. The Wallraf-Richartz Museum houses artworks from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, whereas the Museum Ludwig is entirely given over to modern art. The Chocolate Museum located next to the Rhine is unique worldwide.


The museum takes the visitor along on a journey through the 3,000 year old cultural history of chocolate. Visitors can actually experience the tropical climate in a walk-in tropical greenhouse. Thehigh pointof the museum is the main attraction: the production. From two levels, visitors can see how bar chocolate, truffles and hollow figures are made. After this, you can nibble away at a chocolate well spring.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Entry fee: Adults 9 € per person, reduced 6.50 €
Children's guided tour: Sundays and holidays at 3 p.m., approximately 4 €


Ropeway ride over the Rhine

Fresh air is what you will find in plenty in the cable cars that traverse the Rhine regularly ("Rhine" sounds the same as 'pure' in German).

Opening hours:
April to October daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Single ride for adults 4.50 €, children from 4 to 12 years old 2.50 €, Round trip for adults 6.50 €, children from 4 to 12 years old 3.70 €


inside cologne: city tours

City tours for children with "touching" and "running around", such as "Roman tours". For children from 6 to 10 years old, adult accompaniment is -*necessary, fixed timings will be known shortly. The tours are organised in the old city of Cologne.
Price: 6.50 € to 8 €

Music, Concert & Theatre


  • Cologne Philharmonic Hall
  • Cologne University of Music
  • Events at the studios of the regional broadcaster WDR
  • Popkomm
  • Clubs such as "E-Werk", "Alter Wartesaal", "Underground" or "MTC"


In the Lanxess arena (Germany's largest events venue)


In the Stadtgarten, in the Philharmonic Hall or in the many jazz clubs and bars

Theatre, cinema and circus

  • The Cologne Theatre, the "Hänneschen-Theater" and the Opera House
  • Many private theatres (such as the "Millowitsch-Theater" or "Der Keller")
  • The Musical Dome with internationally renowned productions of musicals

Traditional pubs

The breweries "Gaffel im Marienbild" and "Früh am Dom", the pub and live music venue "Blue Shell" or the former boxing pub "Klein Köln"