Cologne, as Cathedral city, is an important tourism city in Germany. In addtion to Cologne Cathedral luring admirers from all over the world, this city organizes interesting different activities to enrich its cultural and hightech contents.
Carneval 2016: 11.Nov.2015 to 10.Feb.2016
Starting from 11th November to 10.Feb. Every year, Cologne Carnival attracts millions visitors from all over the world. It is a crazy season full of colorful masks and clothes. The people drink and have fun all night long.
Further Information: http://www.koelnerkarneval.de
Kölner Lichter 2016: 16.Jul.2016
Kölner Lichter is Germany’s biggest fireworks display turning Cologne into a breath-taking city of colours. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors are astonished with its special ambiance. Tremendous fireworks are shooted into the night sky along river Rhein. Musical bands and cabaret programs are open to welcome their guests.
Further information: http://www.koelner-lichter.de/
Gamescom 2016: 17.Aug.2016 to 21.Aug.2016
Every year millions of visitors come to Cologne Exhibition Center to join Europe’s largest trade fair for computer and video games. Different and innovative products from Germany, Europe and the rest of the world are here to make their premier launch in this show. The whole city is full of games fans with their fancy clothes and crazy music.
Further information: http://www.gamescom-cologne.com
Christmas Markets 2016: 23.Nov.2016 to 23.Dez.2016
End of November means the start of Christmas market. Come to Cologne, you will smell the aroma of baked apple, mulled wine and biscuits with cinnamon flavor. You will feel the magic of Christmas by walking through the market full of wooden figures and beautiful christmas decorations. Christmas market in Cologne is not only a market but also a market of old festival tradtion.
Further information: http://www.cologne-tourism.com/whats-on/christmas/christmas-markets.html