Here are 157 photo spots in Cologne for you.

Cologne (German: Köln) is a beautiful city with over 1 mio inhabitants in the Rhineland of Germany, which is well known as the center of carnival.

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Tips for your trip to Cologne

About the location

The city did host the Photokina in Cologne Deutz every 2 years, which was the world's biggest photography exhibition and where photographers from all over the world were visiting the town until it got canceled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Best timing

Cologne can be worth a visit all year round. On warm days a stroll along the river is a really nice experience while in winter the various Christmas markets or Cologne carnival are great reasons to visit the city.


Like in any big city Cologne has lots of places where you can leave your car. It's pretty hard though to find free parking spaces and sometimes it's even not that easy to find paid ones, especially if you want to leave your car in the center or in a residential area. If you have the chance it's always a good idea to leave your car outside the city and use public transportation to get wherever you want. Most of the photography places are around the Rhine near the main station, which is just beside the Cologne Cathedral.

Photography tips for Cologne

Especially the Rhine offers many great places for photography in Cologne because the Cologne Cathedral and many other popular buildings are just nearby. The Triangle tower offers an amazing view over the city for a cheap price while the entire area around the Cranehouses offers a lot of different perspectives for almost any kind of photography.

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