Your Cologne. Your aim.

The City of Cologne as a tourist destination

Foto: © KölnTourismus GmbH Dieter Jacobi


Cologne (Köln)
- The lively city on the Rhine offers a wealth of cultural activities, international trade fairs and conferences, and numerous major events. Attractions such as Cologne Cathedral, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city’s 12 large Romanesque churches create an unforgettable impression on visitors. The cathedral city of Cologne is home to many museums and galleries that present top-class art treasures of all styles and from all epochs. Cologne is considered an insider tip as one of Germany’s greatest cities for shopping and let us not forget the excellent and exciting night life. Over 3,000 bars, cafes and restaurants invite the visitors to enjoy a cool Kölsch beer.

The Cologne Tourist Board (KölnTourismus) is the official tourism organisation of the city of Cologne and thus the first point of contact for visitors from all over the world, whether they are coming here on business or to spend their leisure time.

The Cologne Tourist Board will make your visit to Cologne an unforgettable experience. The friendly staff members at the Service-Center across from the cathedral will be happy to advise you and give you valuable tips and information about organised tours, museums, theatre opening hours, current event calendar or public transport for an interesting stay.

Opening hours:

Mondays - Saturdays: 09:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.


Discover Cologne inexpensively and conveniently with the KölnCard.

Free travel on public transport gives you mobility 24 or 48 hours a day; you also receive reductions of up to 50% from numerous partners.
The KölnCard is available for individuals or groups up to five persons regardless of age and valid for 24 or 48 hours.

You will receive the KölnCard at Cologne Tourist Board, at KölnShop, from numerous travel agents, at many Cologne hotels as well as at the customer service centres and many ticket vending machines of Cologne‘s public transport (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe – KVB).