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Gay Cologne

Cologne is a large city situated on the River Rhein in Germany and is best known for its impressive Cathedral that survived WW2 and Kölsch beer. It also has a large and thriving gay scene, probably second only in Berlin to Germany. There are many gay friendly elements in the city, with LGBTQ+ travellers being welcomed at hotels across the city, and multiple queer events taking place throughout the year.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Cologne

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Cologne Gay Scene

The gay life in Cologne is centred around two main areas of the city, Rudolfplatz and Heumarkt (or the Old Town.) Heumarkt has had gay venues for many years, and as such attracts a somewhat older crowd than in the area around Rudolfplatz. There are many gay bars and clubs to choose from, depending on your mood or tribe. If you're new to town or just visiting, a bar crawl across an evening or two is definitely a good way to start. Check out our listings below of all gay venues in Cologne, Germany and choose where you'll start!

Tours & Experiences in Cologne

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