incentives & culture. be amazed.

  • The Dionysos-mosaic from the third century is an archaeological sensation! The Romano-Germanic Museum was built over the site of its discovery. BTW, the photo shows just a small snippet. © Axel Schulten
    The Dionysos-mosaic from the third century is an archaeological sensation! The Romano-Germanic Museum was built over the site of its discovery. BTW, the photo shows just a small snippet. © Axel Schulten

40 museums. 130 galleries. 12 large Romanesque churches and the main attraction - Cologne Cathedral, a world cultural heritage site. In the RheinEnergieSTADION and the LANXESS arena, international stars like Phil Collins and Lady Gaga put on a spectacle. Cologne’s 70 plus theatres, the lit.COLOGNE, the Philharmonic hall, the Cologne Opera and the Schauspiel Köln theatre also offer world-class entertainment. Festival fans love the c/o pop festival in the city centre or the lakeside Summerjam festival. Cologne is also a design metropolis. There ...

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40 museums. 130 galleries. 12 large Romanesque churches and the main attraction - Cologne Cathedral, a world cultural heritage site. In the RheinEnergieSTADION and the LANXESS arena, international stars like Phil Collins and Lady Gaga put on a spectacle. Cologne’s 70 plus theatres, the lit.COLOGNE, the Philharmonic hall, the Cologne Opera and the Schauspiel Köln theatre also offer world-class entertainment. Festival fans love the c/o pop festival in the city centre or the lakeside Summerjam festival. 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 film 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.

Get inspired. Der hohe Dom zu Köln.
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.

All year round! Incentives in Cologne.
An emotional highlight, Germany’s largest fireworks spectacle ‘Cologne Lights’ takes place on the Rhine. During the event, 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 summer firework display. Make Christmas an enriching time for your employees or guests. Cologne is full of Christmas markets – nostalgic, hip, big, small, alternative. There’s even an advent market on a historical market square right in the middle of the Old Town. By the 1878 erected monument to the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm III., ice skaters glide across the ice, refreshing themselves with roast almonds and hot mulled wine. Elsewhere, visitors are free to try their hands at curling. Another perfect social programme is Carnival – riders, dancers, groups of revellers and towering parade floats past some 1.5 million spectators on Rose Monday!

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. The Ehrenfeld and the Belgisches Viertel neighbourhoods have been home to a vibrant club scene since the 1990s. 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. The hashtag #urbanCGN nicely sums up KölnTourismus’ theme for 2016/17: urban culture. A more in-depth overview of urban culture in Cologne can be found on our corporate blog at 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’.

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