Summer in Köllefornia

Since this is our last newsletter for this semester, we would like to give you some recommendations for activities during the summer in Cologne:

  • Körnerstraßenfest is happening on 15th July in Ehrenfeld. The neighbors of the street will put their sofas on the street and celebrate all day.

  • Also on July 15: Kölner Lichter – the amazing fireworks show is taking place next to the Rhein. Make sure to get there early to save a seat and get ready for a magic night.

  • Rheinuferfest on 22nd and 23rd of July: Just a basic fair next to the riverside and a good option to spend your Saturday or Sunday there!

  • Music Festivals:

    • Panama Open Air Festival in Bonn (28th and 29th July)

    • c/o pop festival (16th to 20th of August)

    • Green Juice Festival (18th and 19th of August)

  • Very much recommended: Jeck im Sunnesching (2nd and 3rd of September). If you missed out carnival in February or if you just had the time of your life and want to celebrate carnival again – this is your place to be! You are not going to freeze in your costume and street carnival is much more fun in the summer. Make sure to get tickets early as they are usually sold out fast!

  • Cologne Summer Theater with different plays happening between July and September! Have a look at the schedule here: http://www.sommer.koeln/koelner-sommertheater/

  • The Street Food Festival in Ehrenfeld usually takes place on a few weekends every month so keep yourself posted for the dates.

Obviously these are only the most important events. Köln also offers lots of options for a day trip – you might go hiking or take the bike to the next lake! On the picture you can for example see the “Flora”, which is always wort a visit! No matter for what you decide, enjoy your summer! We will miss all of you guys next year!