Cologne Travel Guide:
Awesome Hidden Gems by Real Locals

Everybody knows their way to the Cologne Cathedral and the Ludwig Museum, but where do Cologne locals go? Check our online travel guide & download our app for hidden local gems. No algorithms, no fake reviews, and away from the touristic traps. Try Spotted by Locals! It's like having a bunch of good local friends abroad advising you where to go!

Our Local Spotters in Cologne

Our handpicked locals live & love in Cologne and speak the local language.

  • Stephan Wehrle photo

    Stephan

    No friend visits me in Cologne without seeing a new interesting spot I've discovered recently!
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  • Julia Krakau photo

    Julia

    Geographer and city-addict! Natives from Cologne love their city - it’s a great place to be!
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  • Gol Ebrahimpour-Mirzaie photo

    Gol

    I wish I owned a café, a hostel or bed & breakfast. Cologne is my hometown and a lovely small city!
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    Justine

    ​I find people living in Cologne easygoing and friendly, and I very much enjoy the Kölsch culture.
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  • Lea Renner photo

    Lea

    I love traveling and I love eating local. Every week I go to a new restaurant in Cologne!
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  • Rabea Ottenhues photo

    Rabea

    ‘Home is where the dome is’. Cologne is open-minded like probably no other German city.
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No tourist traps

  • HANDPICKED LOCALS who speak the local language
  • ONLY LOCAL FAVORITES No tourist highlights
  • ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE We check all tips regularly
  • FREE NEW TIPS REGULARLY New tips free "for life"

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  • 100% OFFLINE MAPS & TIPS No internet (data or wifi) needed
  • FIND SPOTS NEARBY and navigate there online
  • SAVE FAVORITES and show them on the map
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Spotted by Locals

What to do in Cologne?

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Art & culture

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Bars

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Cinema

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Coffee & tea

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Music

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Relaxing

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Restaurants

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Shopping

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Snacks

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Theaters

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