Cologne Events

Open-air street festivals are what summer is all about, and Cologne is no exception. And if we’re talking about partying, then the people of Cologne are always there with heart and soul.

Their energetic happiness has a contagious effect on guests, which even the world political leaders discovered with joyful amazement. The public part of the three Cologne summit meetings of the European Council and the G8 countries in June 1999 led to spontaneous public festivals with the people of Cologne.
The many other town festivals, less official, but annual, mean fun for the people of Cologne and visitors alike.

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In July, almost a tradition, gays and lesbians from all over Europe wildly celebrate their »Christopher Street Day« in Cologne; over 750,000 people are on the streets for this event in Cologne.

Also part of the summer in Cologne are the »Kölner Lichter« – gigantic fireworks, illuminating the Rhine and the old town, which attract thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

Another of Cologne’s long-established events is the »Longest Table in Cologne« (»Längste Deesch vun Kölle«), a street festival in the Severinstrasse, in the heart of the Südstadt district. Also typical Cologne is the »Hänneschen Fair«, in May celebrated on the traditional Altermarkt in the heart of the city.



Cologne has something to offer throughout the year at various markets: four Christmas markets, Easter egg exchange, Easter market, wine festivals, book markets, flea markets and historic fairs take place, for the most part, in the city centre; the largest fairs take place on the banks of the Rhine in Deutz. Hardly a weekend goes by in Cologne when there are no public festivals. The people of Cologne are always happy to welcome visitors who can celebrate, sing and laugh with them.

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Bühnen der Stadt Köln
50667 Köln
Postfach 101061
50450 Köln
Phone 0221/22128400
Fax 0221/22128249
Theaterkasse im Kaufhof
Hohe Strasse 1
50667 Köln
Phone 0221/2578811
Fax 0221/2573139
KölnMusik Event
In Mayerschen book store
Neumarkt Galerie
50667 Köln
Phone 0221/20408333
Fax 0221/280335
KölnMusik Ticket
50667 Köln
Philharmonie-Hotline 0221/280280
Fax 0221/20408161
Theater am Hansaring
Hansaring 64
50670 Köln
Phone 0221/9130116
Fax 0221/133499 info@theaterkasse.de
Lanxess Arena Ticket-Shop
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
50679 Köln
Ticket hotline 0221/8020
Fax 0221/8023639
KölnTicket GmbH
P.O. Box 102223
50679 Köln
Ticket hotline 0221/2801 info@koelnticket.de
Theaterkasse am Neumarkt
Subway station
50667 Köln
Phone 0221/2573842
Fax 0221/251023
KölnTourismus GmbH Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln
Phone 0221/22130400
Fax 0221/22130410