where to go in cologne

Last summer I spent a couple days in Cologne all by myself.  You’ve already seen fragments of that trip on the blog and my instagram, but today I wanted to share my favorite spots in this lovely German city.  I collected tips from friends and other bloggers beforehand, so in the map at the bottom of this post you’ll find a lot more places than I possibly could try in those three days but would love to explore during another visit to Cologne!

 where to get some culture


  1. Skulpturenpark for an open air art exhibition.  (see blogpost here) riehler straße
  2. Kolumba for breathtaking architecture and interesting expositions. (see blogpost herekolumbastraße 4
  3. Museum Ludwig for an extensive collection of modern art.  hein­rich-böll-platz 
where to eat and drink


  1. Heilandt kaffeemanufaktur, for a tasty cup of coffee in a cosy vintage interior. bismarckstraße 41 
  2. Café Sehnsucht for their adorable patio.  körnerstraße 67
  3. Hommage café for the best coffee in Cologne and delicious crêpes. friesenstraße 5
  4. Café fleur for a simple meal in an adorable art deco interior.  lindentraße 10
  5. The coffee gang for delicious coffee in a small bar.  hohenstaufenring 19
  6. Habibi for falafel that costs no more than €1,90.  Yes.  zülpicher straße 28
  7. Bar Schmitz for magnificent ice cream.  aachener straße 34
where to chill


  1. Botanical garden for some peace and quiet among the stunning greenhouses and the abundance of wonderful plants.  (see blogpost here) amsterdamer straße 34
where to shop


  1. Schee for pretty art prints and beautiful interior accessories. maastrichter straße 36
  2. Pop-up papier for stunning stationary and other paper related products. maastrichter straße 24
  3. Utensil for classic every day objects. körnerstraße 21
  4. Granit for minimal home accessories and storage solutions at affordable prices. ehrenstraße 72
  5. Todd for vintage and handmade fashion.  brüsseler straße 72
  6. Bolia for great looking furniture and interior decoration.  brückenstraße 2  
  7. How we live for gorgeous new and vintage furniture and home accessorie, from brands such as HAY, Ferm Living and Normann Copenhagen. beethovenstraße 15 

Find all my blogposts on Cologne here and all my instagram posts here.







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