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.
Greta Thunberg has galvanized Europe's youth since she began a weekly school strike outside the Swedish parliament a year ago. During the last 12 months, it has snowballed into a global movement demanding action on climate change under the "Fridays for Future" slogan. But what has it achieved? Anna, from Fridays for Future's Cologne chapter, explains to Keith Walker.
After a weekend of injuries due to drunken operators, cities are calling for tighter safety measures. Cyclists and the disabled community have also said that the new mode of transportation is making streets less safe.
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.