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.
African music is getting global attention now than never before – with young musicians getting gigs to perform on an international stage. DW’s Michael Oti spoke to some young people here in Germany to know why they love African music. Also in the program, we feature Europe’s biggest Africa festival that was held in the city of Würzburg, and attracted more than 80,000 music fans.