Cologne came together in 1946 after the Kölner Ballspiel-Club and SpVgg Sülz merged together. They won the first ever Bundesliga title in 1964, one of three German championships in their possession.
In the modern era, they are an up and down club, but Cologne was a major player during the rise of German football. The inaugural Bundesliga champions are one of the most successful clubs in the German Cup, appearing in 10 finals and lifting the trophy four times. Find all of DW's content on Cologne below.
Another superb display from Anthony Modeste wasn't enough to stop Cologne losing a thrilling Rhine derby, as Lars Stindl's strike won it for Gladbach. Hamburg picked up a big win and Mainz sunk further in to trouble.
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.