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Koelsch: Brewed Water and Lifestyle

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The number one drink in Cologne, "Kölsch", is the only language that is also a drink. There are 26 different brands of Kölsch in Cologne, and the Kölsch Convention, signed in 1985, was established for the sole purpose of regulating which beers may be called Kölsch. For example, the agreement states that the beer must be brewed in Cologne and the surrounding area.


The best way to enjoy the top-fermented beer is in one of the many brewhouses. Here, visitors will also discover what hospitality in Cologne really means: openness, celebration and humour.

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