Entertainment

Top Choice Football in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund’s famous and massively popular and succesful Bundesliga soccer team plays its home games at the legendary Westfalenstadion, now branded as Signal Iduna Park. Cheering on the team with fans clad in the club'…
Top Choice Live Music in Münster

Hot Jazz Club

A fine reason to head out to the Hafen, this subterranean bar keeps it real with live music of nearly all stripes – despite the name. Many concerts are free, and comedy and improv nights also make calendar appearanc…
Classical Music in Düsseldorf

Tonhalle

As a former planetarium the Tonhalle has always trained the spotlight on the stars. Today it’s the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the heavyweights of jazz, soul and chanson that shine beneath its ribbed metal-blu…
Classical Music in Cologne

Kölner Philharmonie

The Kölner Philharmonie is a grand modern concert hall that presents a wide range of aural treats from classical to jazz and chansons. It's also the home base of two world-class classical orchestras, the Gürzenich O…
Live Music in Cologne

Stadtgarten

For more than 30 years, this well-respected venue has treated music fans to up to 400 concerts a year – mostly jazz, but also folk, indie and pop – on three stages. It's attached to a pleasant cafe-restaurant with a…
Jazz in Düsseldorf

Em Pöötzke

Reopened in 2015 by saxophonist Peter van der Heusen, this narrow Altstadt burrow presents live and recorded jazz and related sounds every night that it's open. The musical spectrum ranges from Dixie to funk, countr…
Theatre in Düsseldorf

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté

No German language skills are needed to enjoy the enchanting line-up of acrobats, comedians, magicians, artistes and other variety acts performing under the starry-sky ceiling of a nostalgic theatre hall. Seating is…
Live Music in Cologne

Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld

An institution in Cologne's alternative scene, this club in the hip cross-cultural Ehrenfeld borough has programming as eclectic as the crowd. Depending on the day, dance parties, poetry slams, concerts or flea mark…
Live Music in Cologne

Gebäude 9

Although a bit dated and grungy, this ex-factory remains an essential concert venue in town with concerts covering the entire sound spectrum from indie rock to hip-hop. The calendar also includes the occasional part…
Bar in Aachen

Apollo Kino & Bar

This cavernous basement joint does double duty as an art-house cinema and a sweaty dance club that draws mainly from Aachen's huge student population. DJs play a potpourri of sounds that varies by night – salsa to '…