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Leisure Activities


Welcome to Cologne. The conference team has organized two guided walks through Cologne for the last conference day (2017, June 23 at 6 pm): You can decide whether you want to participate in a historic city walk or a guided street art tour. Please have a look at the tour descriptions below. If you are interested, please reserve your ticket via the registration form.

Beyond these cultural events, Cologne offers exciting sights and events. We want to recommend some famous spots for your free time.



Historic city walk (Old Town)

Enjoy a guided walking tour around Cologne’s Old Town and learn about the city’s history. We will visit the magnificent Cologne Cathedral and the excavations at the Roncalli square including the Dionysos mosaic to learn about the 1st-century AD Roman town founded by Agrippina. We will visit the historic City Hall, the Old Market and the Heumarkt. The tour ends in Martin’s quarter, a perfect spot to have a refreshing Kölsch on your own. 

Duration: 1,5 hours, ca. 2km. 

Conference event: Friday 23rd, at 6 pm, starting point: Cathedral (tram station: Central station/Dom).

Organizer: Colonia Prima.

Fee: €10.


Street art tour (Belgian quarter)

This guided walk leads you through the street art scene of the Belgian Quarter. This is a bustling meeting spot for Cologne’s youth with a distinct identity. You can learn about the local and international artists like Tika, Hendrik ECB Beikirch, Sepe & Chazme and Mark Jenkins. We will visit the exhibitions of Die Kunstagentin, 30works, Ruttkowski; 68 or Kunst&So. 

Duration: 1,5 hours, ca. 2km. 

Conference event: Friday 23rd, at 6 pm, starting point: Rudolfplatz (tram station: Rudolfplatz)

Organizer: CityLeaks.

Fee: €10.



Cologne's Cathedral

Visit the great nave and find out more about the three Magi or crest the tower to see Cologne from above.

Old market - Alter Markt

The heart of Cologne - discover all the narrow streets and alleys of the historic center.

Cable car

"The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across 'Old father Rhine' and admire the city's fascinating panorama."

Boat trip

"What would Cologne be without the Rhine?"



Chocolate museum

Learn more about the fabrication of chocolate and try their chocolate cake in the Grand Café!

Fragrance museum Farina

This is the home of the legendary "Eau de Cologne" and lots of other fragrances.

Rautenstrauch-Joest museum

Coup de coeur in Cologne! Fantastic exhibition about the cultures of the world.

Museum Ludwig

Trends of twentieth-century and contemporary art

Wallraf-Richartz museum

Cologne's first museum, donated by Franz Ferdinand Wallraf

Romano-germanic museum

Museum of Prehistory and early History of the Rhineland




Our concert hall has a wonderful acoustic. In June 2017: Buy tickets for Avital or the great WDR Big Band! Tickets from €30.



Please have a look on our map where you find more information to museums, cinemas and smaller historic spots. If you need more information, please click on koeln.de/tourismus.