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.
It's not unusual to read negative headlines about Europe and the EU these days. But an initiative called Pulse of Europe is trying to counter euroscepticism and encourage people to stand up for the idea of a united Europe. It was founded in Frankfurt last year and organizes rallies every Sunday in cities not just here in Germany but also in other countries too. Gabriel Borrud reports from Cologne.
Is a library only a storehouse of books for visitors to borrow and read? Not for Cologne. The city library's mission is to facilitate networks of knowledge and information between residents and newcomers - the refugees.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has spoken in the western German city of Cologne. He offered a more conciliatory tone than President Erdogan's earlier in the day but the spat between Berlin and Ankara goes on.
Leaders Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top with a 3-0 win in Cologne. Elsewhere, rivals Borussia Dortmund thrashed Leverkusen to pile the pressure on Roger Schmidt and Gladbach beat Schalke in the top game.