Leisure tips

Culture, history or shopping- discover Cologne on diverse paths.

You can do everything, but don't need to do anything - there are many ways to get to know the Rhine metropolis of Cologne. The cathedral, city hall and the city walls - the city's historic sights are surely on any trip to the cathedral city. In addition, everyone will find their own personal programme of things to do and see.

Culture and history buffs will enjoy the many museums, exhibitions and events at the opera or the theatre. Shopping enthusiasts will find something to please them in the two main shopping streets of Hohe Strasse and Schildergasse. And those who want to experience something special can visit one of the many TV shows that are filmed in the media capital. In the evening, you can then meet up again and enjoy Cologne's nightlife together. Bars, nightclubs, and the many pubs serving Kölsch are not far from the backpacker's hostel.

Special offer:

  • Free city tours (in English)

Leisure facilities in the region

While Cologne with its many attractions, museums and nightlife has a lot to offer, visitors should also schedule a trip to the surrounding area: in the Bergisches Land and the Eifel National Park, you can enjoy eventful trips and long walks through the countryside, while the castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust kidnap are beautifully preserved masterpieces of the glorious rococo period. Want a bit of excitement? Then go to Phantasialand with its freefall tower, rollercoaster and imaginative attractions.

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