LGBT+ / Gay Cologne travel guide

Visiting gay Cologne

Visiting gay Cologne

Cologne is situated at the River Rhine. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is one of the well-known and dominant landmarks in the city, which was almost completely destroyed during WWII. Cologne has one of the biggest gay communities in Germany. Cologne is Germany's gay party capital. The city hosts some of the most well-known party brands. The gay visitor can also enjoy a vast amount of gay bars, cafés and clubs. Berlin is more famous for it's leather and fetish parties and events.

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

Book your hotel near Rudolphplatz or the Rhine river. Then most of the gay bars, clubs, shopping and restaurants are near a walking distance. See our hotel page for suggestions and a map of hotels near the gay places.

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Gay Pride and Carnaval

Gay Pride and Carnaval

Cologne is also famous for its yearly Cologne Gay Pride - CSD, one of the biggest gay prides in Europe. And don't forget the traditional Carnaval! This also attracts a lot of gay guys.

Gay night life

Gay night life

Cologne has several popular gay bars, and they are located close to each other on Schaafenstrasse. There are several dance parties which are held monthly or couple of times a year. There are also some gay saunas. 

Gay bars Cologne

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