You know it: if you’re a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Cologne is with you! And Cologne Pride shows that every year! Would you like to be part of this thrilling festival that rejects discrimination and celebrates self-confidence and joie de vivre? Hundreds of events, a parade through Cologne’s city centre lasting several hours and a street fair on the Schaafenstraße proudly fly the flag that represents these values. You’re cordially invited — however colourful you might be. Cologne loves you!
Cologne Pride is the overarching roof for countless activities that support the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals, transgender people, queers, intersexual and asexual individuals, as well as everyone else. Every year there’s a programme that is spread out over two weeks.
Its highlight is the three-day Christopher Street Day street fair, with a demo-parade through the city centre of Cologne. It’s the biggest pride parade in Europe. About 1.2 million guests had been able to experience last in 2023 over 220 foot groups and demo cars.