Cologne Travelers Recommend

Christmas in Cologne

By Viator, November 2016

Tours & Tickets

With a gigantic Christmas market in the shadows of the grand Cologne Cathedral and dazzling illuminations stretching along the banks of the Rhine River, Cologne pulls out all the stops for the ...  Read more

Carnival in Cologne

By Viator, December 2015

The city of Cologne plays host to Germany?s second-most famous celebration after Oktoberfest: the Cologne Carnival. Nearly one million people attend the festivities, which officially kick off in ...  Read more

Nightlife in Cologne

By Viator, May 2015

The nightlife capital of West Germany, Cologne certainly knows how to throw a good party, and whether you?re joining the crowds at a summer festival or sipping cocktails over the dazzling Rhine ...  Read more

3 Days in Cologne: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Roman walls, medieval churches and the curving arcs of the railway bridge ? more than two millennia of history and architecture come together in Cologne. The twin spires of the cathedral dominate the ...  Read more

Rhine River Cruises

By Viator, October 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cologne looks lovely from the water, and the best way to appreciate the views is on an afternoon or evening dinner cruise. An evening cruise is particularly pretty at Christmastime, with a ...  Read more

Christmas Cruises in Cologne

By Viator, October 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With the air laced with the scent of freshly baked gingerbread and spiced Glühwein, and the riverside promenades twinkling with fairy lights, few places evoke the magic of the festive season ...  Read more

Cologne Museum Night

By John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012

Originating in Berlin in 1997, the Long Night of Museums has become a cultural event that has taken Europe by storm, spreading to cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Basel, Lucerne, Budapest and Prague. ...  Read more

Karneval in Cologne Germany

By JC, Germany, January 2012

Like many Catholic regions around the world, Germany?s densely populated Rhineland has a long tradition of marking the lead-up to Lent with wild festivities. Celebrations are centered on the ...  Read more

Free Things to Do in Cologne

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013

Whether you?ve blown your travel budget on a Rhine River cruise or you?re simply trying to stretch out your euros, there are plenty of free things to do in Cologne. Here are a few ideas. Editor?s ...  Read more

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