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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…
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…
Theatre in Cologne

Schauspiel Köln

While its historical theatre on Offenbachplatz remains closed for extensive renovation until 2022, this dynamic ensemble presents its classical and experimental plays in exile at a former cable factory in the boroug…
Live Music in Cologne

Papa Joe’s Jazzlokal 'Em Streckstrump'

Traditional jazz – Dixieland, New Orleans, Swing – riffs nightly in this museum-like place where the smoky brown walls are strewn with yesteryear’s photographs. There really is a Joe and he is a true jazz lover. Try…