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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“After getting some food in one of the many restaurants at the "Aachener Straße" starting at "Rudolfplatz", you can enjoy the good weather and take a short walk around the tiny lake.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Route
“Follow Ehrenstraße up Breite Str. (Dom) or down Maastrichter Str. (Belgian quarter) to find Arts- and Bookstores, Cafés, Fashion stores and Souvenirs”
  • 124 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Belgian district is a very lively place with lots of small shops, cafes and bars. It's just a nice place to walk around and enjoy the street-life.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite Kölsch brewery. Authentic food, delicious Kölsch, and the real grumpy but loving waiters that make it to be a real Kölsch brewery! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Schnitzel Restaurant
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“A restaurant known for its schnitzel. I have eaten here many times and I often bring guests here when they visit. Great spot for beer and schnitzel!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
“Cologne nightlife legend. Local DJs playing every night except for Mondays.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“A bit further afield but if you're in the Sudstadt this place is simply the best. You can thank me later.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! (right up there with Beef Brothers) ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“Great diner, great street: you'll find lots and lots of bars, restaurants, diners in this lively street - we just love it ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Tram Station
“you will find everything here ;-) clubs, food, drinks, party, sports, attraction ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“perfect for a romantic dinner. tapas restaurant with yummy food and good wine”
  • 32 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“simple location but delicious food...at rush hour crowded but you‘re still quickly served”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! Just don't expect to get a seat, more of a to go place. (right up there with Freddy Schilling) ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Nature
“This is the place to have a nice Apero. It is next to a famous park and is often hosting shows and events. So many Kölners are coming to enjoy the park, play, have a drink, run, etc... The best Xmas Market also during... Xmas ;) Funny enough the map puts it on the wrong place. It is really at 40 Venloer Str, much closer to home!!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Great breakfast every day (brunch etc). Hip place to have a drin in the night time.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Hostel
“During a day a great café bar with a nice outdoor terrace and at night usually an open bar with music. very international, mostly international backpackers and students. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“My favorite Kölsch brewery. Authentic food, delicious Kölsch, and the real grumpy but loving waiters that make it to be a real Kölsch brewery! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Schnitzel Restaurant
“A restaurant known for its schnitzel. I have eaten here many times and I often bring guests here when they visit. Great spot for beer and schnitzel!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“A bit further afield but if you're in the Sudstadt this place is simply the best. You can thank me later.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! (right up there with Beef Brothers) ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“perfect for a romantic dinner. tapas restaurant with yummy food and good wine”
  • 32 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“simple location but delicious food...at rush hour crowded but you‘re still quickly served”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Love a good burger? This is where you want to go! Best burgers in town! Just don't expect to get a seat, more of a to go place. (right up there with Freddy Schilling) ”
  • 26 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“If you happen to be around on a nice, sunny day, you have to taste their ice cream.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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