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Things to do in Innenstadt

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“Follow Ehrenstraße up Breite Str. (Dom) or down Maastrichter Str. (Belgian quarter) to find Arts- and Bookstores, Cafés, Fashion stores and Souvenirs”
  • 124 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Belgian district is a very lively place with lots of small shops, cafes and bars. It's just a nice place to walk around and enjoy the street-life.”
  • 127 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“nice club named yaki inside, nice restaurant, nice terrace. city center lots of fun in a beautiful city park.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite Kölsch brewery. Authentic food, delicious Kölsch, and the real grumpy but loving waiters that make it to be a real Kölsch brewery! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Cafe
“Cologne nightlife legend. Local DJs playing every night except for Mondays.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“Great diner, great street: you'll find lots and lots of bars, restaurants, diners in this lively street - we just love it ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hip cool bar, easy people, cool music (electro), good drinks, nice terrace, screening football games Mon - Thu 5 pm to ca. 2 am Fri - Sat 5 pm to ca. 5 am”
  • 24 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“simple location but delicious food...at rush hour crowded but you‘re still quickly served”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“BEST SOUNDSYSTEM FOR YOU DANCE HOOLIGANS. YOU CAN HANG YOUR COAT IN A PROTECTED WARDROBE, BATHROOMS ARE NOT SO GHETTO. ITS REALLY THE BEST PLACE FOR YOUR MONEY”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! Just don't expect to get a seat, more of a to go place. (right up there with Freddy Schilling) ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Sport ground, barbecue allowed everywhere, very popular with local, grab a beer and enjoy the sun! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“This is the place to have a nice Apero. It is next to a famous park and is often hosting shows and events. So many Kölners are coming to enjoy the park, play, have a drink, run, etc... The best Xmas Market also during... Xmas ;) Funny enough the map puts it on the wrong place. It is really at 40 Venloer Str, much closer to home!!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Great breakfast every day (brunch etc). Hip place to have a drin in the night time.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Route
“Nachtleben, viele Bars, Clubs und Restaurants. Nightlife with bars, clubs and restaurants.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Night Club
“Very cool electronic music club, right around the corner. Maybe 10 minutes by foot.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Up-scale cinema offering drink and snack service at your seat, welcome drinks, and really comfy seats!”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

German Restaurant
“nice club named yaki inside, nice restaurant, nice terrace. city center lots of fun in a beautiful city park.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
“My favorite Kölsch brewery. Authentic food, delicious Kölsch, and the real grumpy but loving waiters that make it to be a real Kölsch brewery! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“simple location but delicious food...at rush hour crowded but you‘re still quickly served”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! Just don't expect to get a seat, more of a to go place. (right up there with Freddy Schilling) ”
  • 26 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“If you happen to be around on a nice, sunny day, you have to taste their ice cream.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Stephan Hinz is one of the best barkeepers in Germany - you'll find your favorite drink there!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“one of my favourite restaurants. nice athmosphere - young crowd - international food... from pasta - noodles - salads - steaKs - bulgur etc.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An insider-tip btw. locals. Highly recommended ! *Tip: order the home-dish Chicken with Rice.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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