News & Events

What's up in Cologne?

News & Events

What’s going on in Cologne this year? Which are the most exiting events to visit? From world-class trade fairs, football and sport events, concerts and festivals, art galleries and musicals to true Cologne originals like Carnival or our amazing Christmas markets – we´ll give you an overview about what to discover in the next two years and which are the most interesting events during that time. With the detailed dates  you are able to plan your perfect time and check out when are the best events to visit Cologne. You´ll already know what to do while you’re here.

But what´s exactly “Karneval” and when does it starts?

The “fifth season of the year” as Carnival is called, begins on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. But the real “crazy days” do not start before the so-called Weiberfastnacht (Shrove Thursday), the Thursday before Rosenmontag (Carnival Monday). The “crazy days” of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. Closing times for pubs and bars are suspended for the duration of the festival.

Because of this event, the city is very different to others, and with our saying “Cologne is the Latino City of Germany”.

Besides the world-famous”Kölner Karneval”, there are many events for everyone, spectacularly magical moments to discover.

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Events 2019

Events 2020