From June 6 to 13,, the international festival of philosophy, will take place in Cologne. The guest list of the partner event to the literature festival is high-caliber, and diverse voices from philosophy, science and politics will have their say.

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On Ascension Day, May 18, the DFB Women's Cup Final will take place at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. The final kicks off at 4:45 pm.

ISM, the world's leading international trade fair for the confectionery and snack sector, opens in Cologne from April 23 to 25. This year's theme is "Encourage.Enable.Excite!" Current topics and challenges facing the industry will be brought into focus.

The Lit.Cologne literary festival will take place in Cologne from March 1 to 11. Frank Schätzing, Charlotte Link and Julian Barnes will be among those taking part.


In January 2023, the legendary show "Holiday on Ice" will feature the winners of the 2022 Olympic gold medal, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, in Cologne.


From January 20 to February 19, the traditional event "Lachende Kölnarena" (laughing Kölnarena), the largest carnival session in the cathedral city, will take place for 15 times.

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In November, Art Cologne, the oldest art fair in the world, will start again in Cologne. It kicks off with a preview for invited guests on Nov. 16, followed by the vernissage the next day. From November 18 to 20, the fair will then be open to the general public.

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October in Cologne is dominated by Cirque du Soleil. The speculative show makes a guest appearance at the Lanxess Arena from 19. to 23.10.

From August 25. to September 17., the Beethovenfest will take place in Bonn and the surrounding area.

From August 23 to 28, Gamescom, the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's No. 1 business platform for the games industry, will once again open its doors in Cologne. The event is complemented by a digital program and by the gamescom city festival throughout Cologne city center.