Its advisable to book your hotel well in advance for the Cologne Carnival as the city is full.
Cologne Bear Pride – And the hot Mr Bear Germany Election.
Cologne Bear Pride is one of the longest running and most attended bear events in Europe. The event takes place on the last week in November and can make for the perfect pre-Christmas escape as the Cologne Christmas Markets also open that weekend where you can munch on marzipan and gingerbread and knock back warming glasses of gluhwein – German mulled wine.
Bear Pride Cologne event is also the home to the annual Mr Bear Germany contest, which will feature men from all over the country competing at the city’s Gloria Theater on the Friday of the event.
There will be a bears bowling session at a local ten-pin bowling venue, several sauna gatherings, and a Cologne Bear City Tour, among other events.
Gay Map of Cologne
There two gay areas in Cologne: Rudolfplatz, known locally as the “Bermuda Triangle” is more modern in style with Many of the cafes, bars and clubs around have started during the last twenty years. The Old Town is home to more Traditional pubs and bars for mixed ages.
Video of Mr Bear Germany & Cologne Bear Pride
Cologne Bear Pride
Recommended Hotels in Cologne
We recommend booking a hotel in the heart of the old town. They are generally more charming, close to all the gay bars and clubs and offer better value for money.
Apartments in Gay Area
Stylish apartments with modern decor, close to all the main action of the gay bars and clubs.
Centrally located offering stunning views of the river and just as short walk to the gay district.
Central 5 Star
Spacious rooms with a great pool and health club with 5 star service in the heart of Cologne.