Cologne’s gay and lesbian community is inviting visitors to come to ColognePride from 22 June to 7 July 2019. The motto of this year’s event will be “50 YEARS OF PRIDE - VIELE. GEMEINSAM. STARK!”. In addition to countless political, cultural and party events, two elements will form the core of ColognePride: the CSD street festival in the city centre and the big CSD demonstration.
The CSD street festival from 6 to 7 July is a colourful party featuring flamboyant performances, rousing speeches and emotional highlights. On the three big stages — the main stage on the Heumarkt, the Politur (Politics and Culture) stage on the Alter Markt (Old Market), and the dance stage on the forecourt of Cologne’s traditional banqueting hall, the Gürzenich — the guests will include the ESC winner Conchita Wurst, Haddaway and Melanie C ft. Think The Pink. The complete stage program: main stage | Politur stage
The demonstration for diversity will begin at 12 noon on 7 July on the Deutzer Brücke (Deutz Bridge), which offers a panoramic view of Cologne’s historic Old Town (Altstadt). Since 1991, ColognePride has advocated for the legal and social acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexual and transgender individuals.
Information about the demonstration route: CSD-Demonstration (Only in German)
Further information: www.colognepride.de (Only in German)