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Attractions & Culture in Cologne

© Marco Klahold

The video 'Vibe of Cologne' portrays Cologne from an entirely new angle - definitely worth seeing!
Cologne Cathedral ©Andreas Moeltgen

The Gothic Cathedral not only is the city’s distinctive feature but also Germany’s most visited attraction.

Cologne Cathedral
Kölntriangle ©Damian Zimmermann. Foto-Spots in Köln

Damian Zimmermann shows you six of the best locations for photography in Cologne.
Cologne’s Old Town ©Jens Korte, KölnTourismus GmbH

Cologne’s Old Town has a distinctive historical charm.

Old Town
Museum Ludwig ©Thomas Riehle

Cologne’s highly diversified museum scene offers something for every taste.

Panoramic view Rheinauhafen at night

The newly designed Rheinauhafen waterfront complex is an attractive district of Cologne.

Rheinauhafen district
My Fair Lady ©Khalid Al-Busaidi

The Cologne Opera offers productions that are outstanding for their music and staging.

Cologne Opera
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln ©Holger Talinski

The Gürzenich-Orchester is one of Germany’s leading orchestras for concerts and opera performances.

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Rheinpark © Stadt Köln

You can find green lungs everywhere in the city. They are ideal open spaces for recreation and walks.

Parks & Gardens
St. Pantaleon ©R. Barten

Cologne boasts twelve Romanesque churches that are adorned with countless sculptures, and paintings. 

Romanesque Churches
Cologne Central Mosque ©DITIB BUNDESVERBAND

The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs is building a huge new mosque.

Central Mosque
Synagogue on Roonstraße ©Herbert Sachs

The synagogue is the largest religious and cultural centre for the Jewish communities in Cologne.

Kaiser Friedrich III equestrian statue ©Sandra Schlieper

Without its countless characteristic memorials and wells, Cologne wouldn’t be Cologne.

Memorials & Wells
Theatre ©Kabarett Klüngelpütz

Excellent international ensembles fascinate theatre aficionados with top-perfomance delights.

Theatres & Stages
Castle Gracht ©WFG Erftstadt

Cologne's beautiful environs are ideal for day excursions by car or bike.

Greater Cologne
Praetorium ©Heiermann

Cologne - from a Roman colony to a cosmopolitan city.

City History
Kölner Dom ©KölnTourismus GmbH

Further attractions in Cologne

Tourist attractions and cultural events play a major role in the vibrant metropolis of Cologne. The city on the Rhine has plenty to offer in this regard. Everybody is probably familiar with Cologne Cathedral, which is always worth a visit. But the city also offers many other attractive highlights to culture-focused travellers and Cologne residents...

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