Dear fans of our #visitkoeln blog,

the high numbers of Corona infections make a nationwide lockdown necessary. The decisions of the federal and state governments to contain the corona pandemic have been incorporated into the Corona Protection Ordinance (only in German), which will be in force throughout the state.
Current information on the situation in Cologne due to efforts to contain COVID-19 can be found here: Corona in Cologne.

Stay healthy.

Your #visitkoeln-team


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We love Cologne! Together with you, we stroll through Cologne’s neighbourhoods and enjoy our city’s urban ambience.

Ralf Johnen

Ralf Johnen

Ralf Johnen is a trained newspaper journalist and author of two books about Cologne. His preferred mode of exploring the city is by foot. He also started a travel blog, entitled “Boarding Completed”, in 2011, where he continues to write about road trips, cities and adventures with a small “a”.

Jacqueline Eva-Marie Förster

Jacqueline Eva-Marie Förster

Jacqueline is a social media manager and has been living in Cologne for seven years. Her blog, Frau Förster, is about design, lifestyle and mainly fashion because she loves subtle, unfussy, Scandinavian-inspired outfits – preferably in black.

Julia Floß

Julia Floß

Julia Floss is a journalist specialising in food. A trained (pastry) chef, Julia has lived in Cologne for the last eight years and constantly roves the city looking for new favourite restaurants, bistros, café and bars.