incentives & culture. be amazed.

  • The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum with its outstanding collection of works from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century © Axel Schulten
    The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum with its outstanding collection of works from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century © Axel Schulten

40 museums. 130 galleries. 12 large Romanesque churches and the main attraction - Cologne Cathedral, a world cultural heritage site. The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the city’s oldest. It exhibits one of the most important collections of the Middle Ages and master pieces of French Impressionism and Pointillism. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in October 2018, the Chocolate Museum that was founded by the manufacturer Imhoff makes sure to present its sweetest delights. Cologne’s 70 plus theatres, the lit.COLOGNE, the Philharmonic hall, the Cologne ...

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40 museums. 130 galleries. 12 large Romanesque churches and the main attraction - Cologne Cathedral, a world cultural heritage site. The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the city’s oldest. It exhibits one of the most important collections of the Middle Ages and master pieces of French Impressionism and Pointillism. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in October 2018, the Chocolate Museum that was founded by the manufacturer Imhoff makes sure to present its sweetest delights. Cologne’s 70 plus theatres, the lit.COLOGNE, the Philharmonic hall, the Cologne Opera and the Schauspiel Köln theatre also offer world-class entertainment. Cologne is also a design metropolis. There is the Passagen Interior Design Week, the le bloc design & fashion festival and the young designer districts.

Plus, there is plenty on offer in the way of resting, relaxing and „team building“: from a perfume or office-golf workshop to adventurous city tours by rickshaw, double-decker bus or on foot, through to special events for connoisseurs, media and sporting people and all topped off with social activity programmes that are as colourful, young and as timeless as you and the city!

Plan the perfect social programme for your team or event! We can provide you with exciting offers on city tours, team events, media specials and much more! Just take a look at the things we do on our website.

Cologne’s plentiful stories, but also its 2000-year historic track record are known by every local school child. It was. Agrippina, mother of Roman Emperor Nero, that gave today’s city its name: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensis, CCAA in short, became Colonia later.  The Cathedral is the third-largest church in the world, Germany’s foremost tourist attraction and an architectural wonder that attracts some 20,000 visitors per day. One hundred staff are permanently concerned with maintaining and preserving the World Cultural Heritage Site. In a sea of lights, surrounded by historic treasures, the relics of the three kings, and under the attentive gaze of red-robed cathedral attendants, tourists and locals find a place of meditation, peace and inspiration.

bright joy in summer and winter. inventives in Cologne.

Germany’s largest fireworks spectacle is an emotional highlight on the banks and the Rhine river itself.  During the ’Cologne Lights’, which takes place on a Saturday evening in July, 50 romantically lit ships sail down the Rhine as 800,000 visitors from all over Europe line the banks, enjoying the spectacular firework display – a great summertime-incentive. During the cold season, numerous Christmas markets make an enriching time for your employees or guests – nostalgic, hip, big, small, alternative. In front of the Cathedral, on the banks of the Rhine, at Stadtgarten, or on a historical market square right in the middle of the Old Town, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz or just on one of the many cosy places in Cologne: you can refresh yourselves with roast almonds and hot mulled wine everywhere. Ice-skating is possible at Heumarkt. You can enjoy Jazz at Stadtgarten or the maritime flair at Rheinauhafen.  Another perfect social programme is Carnival – on Rose Monday, 11.000 riders, dancers, groups of revellers and towering parade floats along  the 7.5 km course through the streets of the city!

clubbing. believe the hype.

Cologne‘s club scene hosts over 8,000 live music events every year. From the smallest DJ sets in bars, clubs and off-spaces to gigs by leading Indie bands in large venues. Venues can be found throughout the town. Find the Gloria right in the centre: a charming stage rich in tradition established in the 1950s with its concerts, readings and comedy programmes. The Ehrenfeld and the Belgisches Viertel neighbourhoods are home to a vibrant club scene that developed in the 1990s. Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld combines urban flair and modern club culture. Many of the venues are within walking distance and perfect for all-night clubbing. This mix of big and small venues gives Cologne its own special vibe.

Cologne is home to some 3,000 restaurants – including everything from takeaways to award-winning eateries. To highlight this diversity, the Cologne Tourism Board chose Culinary Cologne as its main theme for the biennial 2018/19. Colognes dishes are food for the soul: The best spots, hippest street food markets and most exciting culinary surprises can be found on visit.koeln.

Have a look on our social programmes or for more info about attractions & culture at cologne-tourism.

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Meeting Point Cologne

Cologne and its surrounding areas boast a long trading and industrial tradition. All in all, it’s home to a future-proof mix of industries. Find out more in our section ‚Meeting Point Cologne’.

We would be pleased to send you the "Meeting Point Cologne" as a print brochure. Also don't miss to read through our interviews with inspiring characters from the science and business sectors in Cologne.