Cycling in and around Cologne

The bicycle is an environmentally friendly and city-friendly form of mobility and offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the city of Cologne on the Rhine. Due to its topographical location, many things can be easily done by bicycle in and around Cologne. Off the beaten track, the well-developed cycle paths lead through idyllic green strips, beautiful parks and along the romantic Rhine.

You are particularly flexible on your way by bicycle and are also active in sports. Whether a leisurely Sunday walk or a more demanding cycle tour over several kilometres – Cologne has something for everyone. The bicycle is the ideal means of transport to discover Cologne independently and individually. Design your own bike route that is specially adapted to your needs. To help you, we have compiled some interesting excursion destinations for you.
Cologne Triangle

The public visitor platform on the roof of the office tower KölnTriangle in Cologne-Deutz offers the best opportunity to view Cologne from a bird’s eye view. Especially in good weather, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Cologne with an exclusive view of Cologne Cathedral. For this special feast for the eyes, an express lift brings visitors quickly and comfortably to a height of over 100 metres for a small fee.

Further information: Cologne Triangle

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is the landmark of the city of Cologne. Located directly at Cologne Central Station, Cologne Cathedral is one of the largest and most important cathedrals in the city.
worldwide. Cologne Cathedral, with its 750-year history, is still regarded today as ‘the eternal building site’. The cathedral slab around the large cathedral now reflects the true life of Cologne. If you feel like taking on another sporting challenge in addition to cycling, you can dare to climb the 533 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy a special view of Cologne.

Further information: Cologne Cathedral

Rheinauhafen Cologne

Thanks to its unique mixture of living, working, art, culture and gastronomy, Cologne’s Rheinauhafen has developed into an attractive and exclusive Cologne “Veedel”. The harmonious coexistence of
listed buildings and modern architecture is characteristic of the Rheinauhafen. Particularly significant are the three crane buildings, which are a special eye-catcher and not only for architecture lovers a rewarding destination. In the meantime, the Kranhäuser, which are over 60 metres high, are regarded as a new highlight of the city of Cologne.

Further information: Rheinauhafen Cologne

Rhine Park Cologne

The Rheinpark in Cologne-Deutz, situated directly on the Rhine, is a harmoniously designed, flowering and varied park landscape. The spacious green spaces on the right bank of the Rhine invite you to linger, play and relax. The park is an attractive destination for young and old. Especially families get their money’s worth here. In the year 2007 the Rhine park was distinguished as the most beautiful park of Germany. Integrated into the Rhine Park is the Tanzbrunnen, which is a cultural and leisure park with an open-air stage and theatre.

Further information: Rhine Park Cologne

Chocolate Museum Cologne

If you have a taste for sweets, the Chocolate Museum is just the place for you. A historic revolving bridge takes visitors to the museum, which is located in the Rheinauhafen harbour. The museum was founded by Hans Imhoff in 1993.
Museum presents all kinds of interesting facts about the history and production of chocolate. A special highlight is the chocolate fountain, which sweetens the stay for young and old.

Further information: Chocolate Museum Cologne