Sightseeing in Cologne

Get to know attractions, which are definetly a must for every Cologne visitor.

Cologne has a lot to offer. There are of course the famous attractions, as well as small and undiscovered places scheduled. Be surprised of the wide range of Cologne`s highlights.


Cologne is named for the fragrant eau de toilette that was first produced in the city, and this shop is the place to find the same scents today. A must purchase when visiting the city and a great gift.

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Address: Glockengasse 4
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Getting there: Subway (U3, 4): Appellhofplatz

All about art

At the gallery Hammelehle and Ahrens, you should be prepared for everything. Chairs hanging on the wall, minimalist installations are stumbling blocks on the floor.

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11.00-18.00 o`clock
Address: An der Schanz 1a
Phone: 2870800
Getting there: Subway (U13, 18): Slabystraße

Cologne Cathedral

This is one of the most important sites in Cologne. The church has roots dating back to the eighth century and has been an integral part of the city’s history. The massive structure is both beautiful and impressive. The interior features a range of historic and religious artifacts. For the adventurous, walk to the top of the tower and look over the city. The climb is exhausting, but the views of Cologne and the Rhine warrant the effort!

Opening hours: Daily 06.00-21.00 (May-Oct), Daily 06.00-19.30 o`clock (Nov-Apr)
Address: A
t the Domkloster
Phone: 92584720

Getting there: Subway (U5, 16, 18): Dom/Hauptbahnhof

Cologne Town Hall

The centrally located old town hall is build in Renaissance architecture, surrounded by old city buildings. The buildings from the 16th century are a central part of a walk from the impressive Dom to the Fish Markets and the majestic Rhine River.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 09.00-15.00 o`clock, Fri 09.00am – noon
Address: Rathausplatz 2
Phone: 30100
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Getting there: Subway (U5, 16, 18): Dom/Hauptbahnhof


In today`s clubs, dancing is not the only thing you can do. The „Blumengold“ is offering creative interior design, including catwalk. This can be used both, for fashion shows and classic club nights (Mittelstraße 12-14 | In the Lauschgift, daily changing DJs are providing the optimal sound (from electro to funk and soul). Fire-breathing bartenders and a different program every evening is in Cologne’s smallest club disco, the Edelpink (Achterstr 81 | Salon Schmitz is a full-hotspot and opens at 10am until late at night. In-drink: Absinthe Redbull (Aachener Straße 28 |

Festartikel Schmitz

The sight of the costumes for Indians, gypsies, sailors and pirates immediately arouses the desire to dress up. On three floors you can stock up all year with confetti, glitter, theatrical makeup, Talmischmuck, garlands and sparklers.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00, Sat 11.00-15.00 o`clock
Address: Johannisstr.67
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Getting there: Subway
(U5, 16, 18): Dom/Hauptbahnhof

Galerie Thomas Zander

Pop art, photo art and avant-garde by Max Regensbergand Others.

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 14.00-18.00, Sat 11.00-16.00 o`clock
Address: Schönhauser Straße 8
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Getting there: Subway (U 16): Schönhauser Straße

Gay & Lesbian

Cologne’s gay scene is active – the motto of the hotspots are for instance “Girls only” at the Pop Sofa Club (in Teatro, Habsburger Ring 18-20 |, in The Blue Lounge, the crew is costumed (Mathiasstraße 4-6 | and in the stylish Iron Bar, there is Romantic in the air on Sundays, with classical music, candlelight and cocktails (Schaafenstraße 45 |

New cuisine

At Osman 30, located 30th Floor of the Cologne Tower, magnificent panoramas as well as Mediterranean menus (in the Media Park | can be enjoyed. In the Goldschläger, you get a taste of the cuisines all over the world: German duck salad, followed by China shrimp, for dessert crepes Suzette (Hans-Böckler-Platz 1-3 | 

Zoologischer Garten

7000 animals thrive in the enclosures and houses of the Cologne Zoo. Special attractions include the rainforest house and the new enclosure for the Thai elephants.

Opening hours: Summer daily 09.00-18.00, Winter daily 09.00-17.00 o`clock, 09.00-18.00 o`clock (Aquarium)
Address: Riehler Straße 173
Fees: 12 Euro
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Getting there: Bus (135), Subway (U15/16): Zoo / Flora

Printen Schmitz

Delicious pastries, pralines, printen and marzipan creations, since 1842.

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Address: Breite Straße 87
Phone: –
Web: –
Getting there: Subway (U5, 16, 18): Appellhofplatz

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