Cologne is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-largest city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, one of the major European metropolitan areas, and with more than ten million inhabitants, the largest in Germany. Cologne is about 45 km southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn.
Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine, near Germany's borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities.
Cologne is a major cultural centre for the Rhineland; it hosts more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.
Febraury 13th, 1948
red and white
Championships: 1962, 1964, 1978
German Cup winner: 1968, 1977, 1978, 1983
50,000 (all covered)
49,571 (99%) season 2016/17
Beer: Gaffel Kölsch 3.90€/0.5l
There are 8 different categories for tickets. Prices range from 16€ to 65€
Tickets: Go to ticket center
Use the highway A1 and exit at K-Lövenich. Afterwards follow signs showing the stadium symbol.
To/from Central station: There are extra trains on matchdays going directly to the stadium. Otherwise use underground lines 16 or 18 and change at Neumarkt to line 1 (25 minutes, 2.80€/one way).
To/from Köln Messe/Deutz: Use the line 1 directly going to the stadiun (25 minutes, 2.80€/one way).
To/from airport: S19 to Weiden West and change to line 1. You can also use the RE8 and change at Köln Messe/Deutz on line 1. (approx. 45 minutes, 2.80€/one way)
Daysaver tickets cost 8.60€ or 13.10€ (up to 5 people).
Match tickets include public transport..