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.
Leon Goretzka shone for Bayern Munich in their win against Cologne as Jadon Sancho wrote history in Dortmund's victory over Bielefeld. Meanwhile, Leipzig completed a spectacular comeback over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Borussia Dortmund's struggles continue but Christian Streich's Freiburg deserve credit for an historic win. In a weekend of shocks, Cologne's derby victory also caught the eye and Bayern Munich had airport frustration.
RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach are both through to the last eight of the German Cup. However, Bundesliga team Cologne surrendered a two-goal lead and lost on penalties to second-tier Jahn Regensburg.
In a weekend of few surprises, Bayern Munich cruised, Jadon Sancho continued to improve and Hertha Berlin's new dawn got off to a rocky start. Eintracht Frankfurt have emerged from the pack and Cologne got a big win.