Filled with restaurants, bars, and breweries, Cologne enjoys a reputation as one of Germany’s best cities for nightlife. From dinner cruises and hopping clubs to chilled-out jazz joints and eclectic live music bars, here’s where to go after dark.
Also known as Köln, the city of Cologne has no shortage of nightlife hot spots. Visitors wanting to skip the hassle of uncovering the best places to visit on their own can join a local guide for a pub and club crawl. These tours often include drinks (be sure to sample kölsch, the regional style of beer) and are an excellent way to get to know other travelers while hitting the dance floor.
Drink and dine against the beautiful backdrop of the Rhine River during a nighttime cruise. With comfortable amenities and unparalleled views of riverside landmarks, a cruise is a memorable way to spend an evening in Cologne. Stroll the deck at sunset and take in beautifully illuminated sights like Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral after dark.