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Travel to Cologne

Cologne - known in German as "Köln" and in local German "Kölle" - is Germany's fourth biggest metropolis located in Western Germany north of Bonn, the former federal capital. The river Rhine separates the town into a western (left of the Rhine including the old town and Cologne Cathedral) and eastern (right of the Rhine) part.

Cologne is easily accessible via car, train, and airplane:

Where is Cologne in Germany and Europe?

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Travel by car


Highway A3 to the interchange Cologne East ("Autobahnkreuz Köln-Ost") (27) via B55A towards downtown Cologne and Cologne Deutz ("Köln-Zentrum, -Deutz")

Größere Kartenansicht

Travel by train

via Deutsche Bahn to Cologne main station ("Köln Hauptbahnhof"), then a short footwalk crossing the Rhine or to Köln Messe/Deutz

Cheap TGV tickets from France
French participants may buy cheap TGV tickets to Cologne at least three months in advance.