Cologne, Germany's most fun-loving city

The hometown of Kölsch beer and yes, eau de cologne, Cologne might not be Germany’s most beautiful city, but it’s certainly one of its most fun-loving. Presided over by the instantly recognizable – and colossal – Dom cathedral, the city’s role as a center of Catholicism means that it also hosts one of the country’s most raucous Carnival celebrations. Even when it’s not Carnival, Cologne has a vibrant nightlife fueled by local Rhine wines and the iconic Kölsch pubs. For the culture-minded, the Roman-Germanic Museum preserves evidence of the city’s Roman past, while the Museum Ludwig leapfrogs the centuries to focus on modern art. Quirkier museums abound, and Cologne has enough new galleries, boutiques and restaurants to keep anyone happily surprised for days.

Green hotels in Cologne

4.0 How green, clean and responsible is Cologne? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 3.3Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 6.3wildlife watching
    • 3.1scenery
    • 0.6nature
    • 6.7Water quality
    • 4.0Air quality
  • 6.7Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 7.7cultural heritage
    • 1.7local character
    • 8.0hospitality
    • 7.4human respect
  • 5.1Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 1.7tourisme sector
    • 6.3green economy
    • 7.1economy & society
  • 0.0Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 0.0destination certification