Top 14 Things to do in Cologne, Germany

Make the most of your time visiting Cologne! I’ve curated this list of the top 14 attractions in Cologne, Germany grouped by proximity. Please be sure to check hours, as they are subject to change.

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1. Klingelpützpark

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

City park! Experience the great outdoors in Klingelpützpark.

2. Kolumba Kunstmuseum

  • Mon, Wed-Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Art museum.

3. Funkhaus Restaurant

  • Mon-Thur, Sun: 8:30am-12:00am
  • Fri, Sat: 8:30am-1:00am

Modern european restaurant.

4. Museum Ludwig

  • Tue-Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

Why you should visit: “The museum essentially incorporates the Sammlung Haubrich, a collection by lawyer Josef Haubrich of art from the years 1914 to 1939 donated to the city of Cologne on 2 May 1946.”

5. Rheingarten

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

City park! Relax in Rheingarten and feel like a local.

6. Chlodwigplatz

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

“Chlodwigplatz is a station on the Cologne Stadtbahn lines 15 and 16, located in the Cologne district of Neustadt-Süd. The station lies on Chlodwigplatz (part of the Cologne Ring), after which it is named.”

7. Ruttkowski68 Gallery

  • Mon, Wed-Fri: 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat, Sun: 5:00pm-8:00pm

8. ArtyFarty Gallery

It will make the perfect location tag for your pics!

9. Stadtgarten

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

City park! Get some fresh air in Stadtgarten.

10. Kölnischer Kunstverein

Art gallery.  If you haven’t guessed, ‘kunst’ means art in German, which must lead to some awkward misunderstandings.

11. The QVEST

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

No need to book a room, but be sure to check out the architecture!

12. Buchhandlung Walther König

  • Mon-Sat: 10:00am-7:00pm

Bookstore.

13. Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Park

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

Peaceful memorial to the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

14. Volksgarten

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am

City park! Nothing beats Volksgarten.

*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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