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.
Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for the Rosenmontag parades in several western German cities. Events in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz drew the biggest crowds and laughs but this year, security was tight.
Erling Haaland was again amongst the goals as Borussia Dortmund ran rampant in their opening home game of 2020 to end Cologne's winning streak. Haaland will steal the headlines, but BVB's core deserve the plaudits.