332
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating

The Best Things to Do in Cologne

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Popular things to do in Cologne

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Cologne

4.3
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Cologne

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Cologne

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Cologne

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Fun & Games in Cologne

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plan your trip to Cologne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cologne

The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Cologne

8 days in Dusseldorf & Cologne BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Switzerland, Vaduz & Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cologne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Germany BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Sweden, Amsterdam & Cologne BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans