Sports in Cologne

© Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Image

In 2017, Cologne and Paris will be the hub for the Ice Hockey's elite.

Ice Hockey World Championship 2017
Kölner Haie - Nick Latta

The Kölner Haie are one of the top teams in the German Hockey League.

Ice Hockey
RheinEnergieMarathon Köln 2016, Philipp Cielen

Finish at the city's landmark and UNESCO world cultural heritage: Cologne Cathedral.

1. FC Köln ©1. FC Köln, Thomas Fähnrich

The heart of every Cologne native beats for the 1. FC Köln team.

Golf ©Rhein-Erft Tourismus e.V.

Cologne is a mecca for golfers. The city offers the greatest density of golf courses in Germany.

Rhein-Erft-Radweg ©Rhein-Erft Tourismus

Bicycle tours through Cologne and the lovely surrounding area are very popular.

Köln Hauptbahnhof, ICE ©Koelnmesse

Deutsche Bahn has placed 850 of its red-and-silver bicycles at street corners all over Cologne.
Bike station Cologne

The bike Station offers a wide range of bicycle Services.

Bike station Cologne

There are 1,460 bicycles which can be rent 24/7 via app, call or on-board computer.

Cologne offers amateur athletes a wide range of activities: football, jogging through the Stadtwald or one of the many other parks, cycling, horseback riding, golfing, water sports at one of the lakes around Cologne or in the Rhine, and much more.


As a venue for world and European championships for a variety of sports, Cologne has earned an...

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