About Cologne

Welcome to Cologne – home of Cologne Cathedral, World Heritage Site and Germany's number one attraction, drawing over six million visitors each year.
In addition, Cologne's world-class museums, numerous theatres, the Philharmonic and Opera House attract visitors from all over the world. The locals cultivate ancient traditions: Their annual highlight, the Cologne Carnival is exuberantly celebrated. Kölsch – the city's signature beer – never stops flowing, Rhineland specialities are served and there is friendly and light-hearted revelry. No trip to Cologne is complete without calling in on one of the best brewery taverns.
Cologne makes your visit memorable – from classic tourist moments, like climbing to the top of the cathedral, the Rhine river boat tours or other original city tours like Kölsch tour, which takes guests through a number of breweries, guided tours through Roman or mediaeval Cologne.

Cologne in pictures
Cologne Panorama (1)


Koelnmesse, the venue of this year's ESP/IAP Congress, offers ESP/IAP congress delegates free admission to photokina, the world's leading trade fair for photo and video on Sunday, 25 September 2016.
Please show your congress confirmation and your business card at the photokina ticket counter Entrance East and get free access to the fair.  

Climate in Cologne

Cologne is one of the warmest cities in Germany with its temperate–oceanic climate. The day-time temperature in Cologne in late September ranges between 10 and 20 °C.