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Culture and leisure in the City of Cologne

To assist you in preparing your travel to Cologne, this page lists the most popular cultural and leisure venues. Send us an E-mail if you would like us to add a venue
to this list or include another event in the cultural calendar.

Calendar of Cultural Events 2017 for the City of Cologne
Theaters, Concerts, Art Galleries - Amazing Places to Discover & Relaxation

 
     
 
Calendar of Cultural Events 2017 for the City of Cologne

DON’T MISS IT:  Carnival of Cologne - From 11 november 11 p.m 11!

The Cologne carnival is a carnival that takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. Traditionally, the "fifth season" (carnival season) is declared open at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th of November. The Carnival spirit is then temporarily suspended during the Advent and Christmas period, and picks up again in earnest in the New Year. The time of merrymaking in the streets is officially declared open at downtown square Alter Markt on the Thursday before the beginning of Lent. Street carnival, a week-long street festival, also called "the crazy days", takes place between the Thursday (Women’s Carnival Day) before Rose Monday and ends on Ash Wednesday. All through these days, "kölsch" folks go out masqueraded. The highlight of the carnival is Rosenmontag (27.02.2017), which takes place on the Monday. The typical greeting during the festival is "Kölle Alaaf!", a Kölsch phrase which can be translated as "Cologne alive!"
Every year there are 3 people (the Dreigestirn) who are granted the titles of Jungfrau, Prinz, and Bauer (virgin, prince and farmer), who pay a large sum of money for their privileges. The carnival prince is deemed to be the highest representative of the festivities, leading the main parades throughout the week. Traditionally, the Jungfrau "Virgin" is always portrayed by a man dressed as a Female.
The official carnival with its parades and stage shows (Sitzungen) is run by the Festkomitee Kölner Karneval (Cologne Carnival Celebration Committee), which was founded in 1823. Alongside there are many autonomous carnival events throughout the city's bars, clubs and local communities, including "Stunksitzung", a leftist comedy show caricaturing official carnival Sitzungen in style and poking fun at both traditional, conservative carnival as well as politics.

Carnival Wikipédia: FR - DE - EN - ES
Website Carnival: www.karneval.com - koelnerkarneval.de
Museum of Carnival: www.kk-museum.de






© Foto Festkomitee


  Art Cologne
/// From 26 to 29 april 2017
    www.artcologne.de


  Köln Wein
/// From 1-2 april 2017
    www.koelnwein.com

  Kölner Weinwoche
/// 17-28 may 2017
    www.koelner-weinwoche.de

  Come-Together-Cup 2017
/// 15 june 2017
    www.come-together-cup.de

  Nacht der Technik
  /// 23 june 2017
    www.nacht-der-technik.de

  Festival Summerjam
(Pop, Reggae & Hip-Hop) /// From 30 june to 2 July 2017
    www.summerjam.de

  Christopher Street Day
(Parade gay) /// 9 july 2017
    www.csd-cologne.de


  Sommerfestival der Philharmonie
/// July to august 2017
    www.koelnersommerfestival.de

  Kölner Lichter
/// 15 july 2017 - 21 july 2018
    www.koelner-lichter.de

  Kölner Triathlon
/// From 1 to 3 september 2017
    www.koelntriathlon.de

  Kölner Marathon
/// 11 octobre 2017
    www.koeln-marathon.de


  Christmas market of Cologne
/// From 25 november to 23 december 2017
    www.koelnerweihnachtsmarkt.com

 
     
 
Theaters, Concerts, Art Galleries

 Photo: © Schauspiel Köln

Theaters / Cultural Center

Schauspiel Köln (Theatre) Im Opernhaus - Foto
Offenbachplatz, 50677 Köln +49/ (0)221. 221 284 00
www.schauspielkoeln.de

Theater im Bauturm (free Theatre) - Freies Schauspiel KÖLN
Aachener Str. 24-26, 50674 Köln +49/ (0)221. 52 42 42
www.theater-im-bauturm.de

www.theaterszene-koeln.de

Musical Dome (Theatre-musical)
Goldgasse 1, 50668 Köln +49/ (0)221. 577 90
www.mehr.de


Hänneschen-Theater (puppet show since 1802)
Eisenmarkt 2-4, 50667 Köln +49/ (0)221. 258 12 01
www.haenneschen.de


Music & Concerts

Köln Oper (Oper)
Offenbachplatz, 50667 Köln +49/ (0)221. 221 282 56
www.oper.koeln


Die Kölner Philharmonie
Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Köln +49/ (0)221. 204 080
www.koelner-philharmonie.de


Art Galleries

Artclub
Melchiorstraße 14, 50670 Köln
www.artclub-galerie.de


Galerie Daniel Buchholz
Neven-DuMont-Str. 17, 50667 Köln
www.galeriebuchholz.de


Antiquitäten Marie-Luise Romeleit (Antiques)
Trankgasse 1-5, 50667 Köln
www.romeleit.de


Art Cologne from 26 to 29 april 2017:   www.artcologne.de

More here: www.koeln.de


 
 



 
 
Amazing Places to Discover & Relaxation

Amazing Places

Zoo of Cologne - Foto: Hans Feller
Riehler Straße 173, 50735 Köln
+49/ (0)221. 77 85-0 Winter 9 a.m - 5 p.m - Summer 9 am - 6 pm
www.zoo-koeln.de

Odysseum
Corintostr. 1, 51103 Köln Kalk +49 (0)331. 550 74 - 0
www.odysseum.de

shopping & Tourism

Boat Rides with Köln Tourist
www.koelntourist.net - Foto: Köln Tourist


Wellness

Claudius Therme
Sachsenbergstrasse 1, 50679 Köln
+49/ (0)221. 981 44 - 0 www.claudius-therme.de

Agripa Bad - Foto: Agripa Bad/ KölnBäder
Kämmergasse 1, 50676 Köln
+49/ (0)221. 178 - 24 62 www.koelnbaeder.de

 
     
 
Folowing: History of the City of Cologne


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