Gay Guide Cologne: Insider tips & recommendations

Cologne - Germany's colorful metropolis

The likeable metropolis on the Rhine River is one of the most exciting cities in Germany. Cologne is home to one of the largest LGBT communities in Europe and impresses with the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of its inhabitants. Around the popular Rudolfplatz in the city center you will find countless queer bars and trendy LGBT shops. The famous shopping streets Schildergasse and Hohe Straße invite you to shop for hours and fulfill every fashionista´s dream. Cologne's Gay Pride is an absolute highlight, but the world famous Cologne Carnival and the amazing firework Kölner Lichter are international classics too!

Cologne Carnival Festival 2020 - Gay Carnival

In February the carnival is at its peak and of course the LGBT community in Cologne celebrates a lot. As part of the queer carnival festival, 5 different gay highlights will take place in Cologne in just 4 days.

Andrew Christian: gay underwear brand

Gay Underwear by Andrew Christian: The US label has a legendary reputation especially in the gay community. We'll show you where you can buy the hot jockstraps, briefs, shorts and swimming trunks.

Addicted: The Spanish cult brand from Barcelona

ADDICTED is one of the absolute favorites of the gay scene. The brand offers hot men's underwear, tight swimming trunks and sexy fetish & sportswear. We will show you where to get the Sexy-Fashon!

When to Cologne? - LGBT Highlights and Events

The colorful metropolis is Germany's LGBT hot spot. However, several times a year, Cologne is particularly in the focus of the gay community - always when the city hosts one of its popular queer mega events.

Queer going out: Gay Bars in Cologne

Cologne is home to a huge LGBT+ community and a meeting point for gays and lesbians from all over the region. Here are our tips and recommendations for Gay Bars & Cafes in Cologne!