Discover our local Gay Cologne Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars and clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Cologne is one of the most vibrant cities in Germany and has been the unofficial gay capital of West Germany since the end of the second world war.
Arriving by train you are confronted by Cologne’s Gothic cathedral, which has dominated the City with its black façades and two
A short walk away is the Ludwig Museum. Known for its Pop-Art collection, said to be the largest outside of the United States, this museum also houses an extensive collection of Picasso paintings.
To complete your cultural visit, we advise entering the Wallraf-Richartz Museum known for its collections of exceptional paintings. Museums aren’t your thing?
Take a walk along the alleys of the Old City and observe the twelve Romanesque churches or promenade the banks of the Rhine finding its three impressive buildings in the form of cranes, the Kranhäuser.
Of course Cologne is a great city for shopping, with plenty of design and arts galleries, local fashion brands, and some big department stores.
Cologne gay district, the largest in Germany after Berlin, is called the “Bermuda Triangle”. For bars, clubs and saunas go to Ehrenstrabe street and Rudolfplatz. Identifiable by its fortified gate, a remnant of the ancient medieval
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Finally, Cologne is strategically positioned to visit Germany, France, Netherland or Belgium, as it is only a few hours trip by car or speed train to visit other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as Frankfurt, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam … and even Paris, London or Berlin.