Cologne is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, one of the major European metropolitan regions and the biggest in Germany. The city has a population of more than 1 million.
Cologne is known as an important media center. Several radio and television stations, including Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), RTL and VOX, have their headquarters in the city. The Cologne carnival is one of the largest street festivals in Europe. This page collates recent DW content on Cologne.
With an attractive mixture of team spirit, commitment and self-irony, Cologne are enjoying their Bundesliga season and dreaming of European soccer. And with very good reason, writes DW sports' Thomas Klein.
A new report has found the perpetrators of hundreds of sexual attacks had arranged to meet at Cologne's New Year's Eve celebrations. The city's police are now drawing up the latest safety measures for this year's event.