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The biggest event in club handball will take place on 30 and 31 May in Cologne's LANXESS arena.
Offiziersmesser „91 – Champion“, Karl Elsener, 1921, Victorinox © MAKK / Foto: Jonas Schneider, Gabriel Richter

The exhibition brings together more than 150 projects by renowned international designers.
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Cologne’s biggest fashion event will be held for the seventh time on 13 June 2015.
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Conveniently purchase your ticket here. So where are you going to go?
Raumansicht, Alibis: Sigmar Polke. Retrospektive Kartoffelhaus, 1967
© The Estate of Sigmar Polke / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2015
Foto: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln, Alina Cürten

The Museum Ludwig is showing the first posthumous retrospective Sigmar Polke.
Kölner Lichter ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

On 11 July 2015, the Kölner Lichter festival will set the sky alight above the cathedral city.

Kölner Lichter
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WE WILL ROCK YOU, an original musical by QUEEN and Ben Elton, is finally coming back to Cologne.
Soy de Cuba

The dance musical coming directly from Cuba, will be performed in Cologne from 1 to 6 September.
Disney, Die Schöne und das Biest ©Stefan Malzkorn

Disney’s musical version of the fairy tale will run from 9th to 27th September 2015 at the Musical Dome.
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Finish at the city's landmark and UNESCO world cultural heritage: Cologne Cathedral.


The musical will run from November 2015 at the Musical Dome in Cologne.
Cologne Carnival ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

Masked balls, the Rose Monday Parade and a lot more invite to join in the festivities.

Christmas market at the Cologne Cathedral ©Kölner Weihnachtsgesellschaft

Enjoy the Christmassy atmosphere of Cologne.

Martin Girard / | Costumes: Eiko Ishioka | ©2010 Cirque du Soleil

This thrilling and colourful show will be making a stop in Cologne from 18 to 22 November 2015.

Cologne is the stage of many events and highlights throughout the year. One of the most popular of these events is, of course, Carnival, which is as much a part of Cologne as the Cathedral and the Rhine. However, major events such as the Kölner Lichter fireworks display, the CSD and the Christmas markets also attract thousands of visitors to...

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