Its advisable to book your hotel well in advance for the Cologne Carnival as the city is full.
Cologne becomes the centre of the Fetish World in May!
The Cologne Fetish Pride has become one of the main events in Europe for the leather, rubber, skinhead, and fetish lovers, this five day event see lots of parties in all the bars and clubs.
With the main events being The Bull Party and the election of Mr Fetish North Rhine-Westphalia. Most of the events will take place at Club Rheinfetisch
Like all previous editions, making the most of the celebration of Pentecost week, bars, leather and the fetish community located along the banks of the Rhine, will be the epicenter of a holiday that wins fans every year.
Most of the gay bars and club are in Altstadt, the old town and is also where you will find the best shopping streets. There are a lot of hotels to choose from in the aria from hostels to 5 stars, so something for every pocket, we have found 3 hotels that we think offer good value for money and are exactly where you need to be for the night life. Senats Hotel, Cologne Marriott Hotel and CityClass Hotel Europa am Dom
The Hopper Et Central Hotel is 3 star hotel with a great restaurant and in the heart of the gay district!
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.
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.