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Do you need information about Cologne for your research, statistics or film and photo material? Are you a journalist or blogger who is planning a press trip to Cologne and would like to have some support? Do you need footage or assistance in organizing filming permits?

We can also provide you with information about current news and themes and otherwise support your reporting about Cologne as a tourist destination.

News & Press Releases

ESOC 2017 im Gürzenich
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Cologne Convention Bureau presents relaunch of its website

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The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) is announcing the relaunch of its website, which now has an innovative look and…

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Urban Art Map (Visualisierung) ©istockphoto saiko3p, Street Art Cities
© istockphoto saiko3p, Street Art Cities

VisitKöln presents new Urban Art Map

  • Press

In collaboration with the Street Art Cities platform, VisitKöln has created a new Urban Art Map that invites locals and…

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Press and blogger trips

We will be glad to help you organize and plan your personal and customized trip to Cologne

To ensure successful cooperation, please take the following points into account

  • Please get in touch with us well ahead of your trip so that we have enough time to help you organize your stay in Cologne. The optimal time for you to contact us is at least four weeks before the start of your trip.

  • As reference material, please send us current samples of your work (pdf or link) and information about your medium/blog and your social media channels, including the relevant media data.

  • Please explain the motivation and purpose of your research trip.

  • Please avoid scheduling your trip during times when trade fairs or major events are being held in Cologne.

  • If possible, let us know your specific wishes and expectations directly as part of your inquiry.

  • You’ll receive a KölnCard free of charge if you mention it in your publication.


Please note that we do not cover any travel or transfer costs. If you need financial assistance, please contact the German National Tourist Board.

Filming permit

We will be happy to help film teams get a filming permit if they are working on a production related to tourism.

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Filming permits

We will be happy to help film teams get a filming permit if they are working on a production related to tourism.

Please note the following information

  • If the film team will be moving around without any large equipment (such as a tripod), no permit for filming within the city limits is required.

  • If your production requires equipment and larger teams, you must apply to the City of Cologne for a permit to film in public areas within the city limits.
    Please note: There are exemptions for filming at the Domplatte (Cathedral Square) and some other locations in the city.

  • If you are working with a tripod or similar equipment, you must request a general filming permit from the City of Cologne at drehgenehmigungen@stadt-koeln.de. This permit is valid for two weeks between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and costs €80 as a one-time fee. The request must include information about the filming dates and locations.

  • You can find information and contact details here: Filming permits for film and television recordings (Only in German)

  • If you wish to film inside buildings such as Cologne Cathedral, the central train station, a museum etc., you must request permission from the owner of the building. If you do any filming at Cologne’s Christmas markets, you also need to request permission from the operator of each market in question.


Contact persons

The Corporate Communications team will be pleased to respond to your inquiry.

Press mailing list

Distribution list of the Cologne Tourist Board for current press information

Your contact persons

Judith Blümcke

Press trips and media requests

E-Mail: Judith.Bluemcke@koelntourismus.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221. 346 43 231

Julia Hövelkamp

Press trips and media requests

E-Mail: Julia.Hoevelkamp@koelntourismus.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221. 34643 233

Kim Waltenbauer

Press trips and media requests

E-Mail: Kim.Waltenbauer@koelntourismus.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221. 34643 232

Max Bauer

Influencers and social media

E-Mail: Max.Bauer@koelntourismus.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221. 34643 235