From: Friday, July 7, 2023
To: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Pride in the gay capital of Germany, Cologne 2023
Gay Pride Cologne and the CSD parade is part of a larger Gay Pride Festival in Cologne’s charming Old City district. The event will feature several cultural events, concerts and parties.
- Are you visiting for Cologne Pride? Stay close to the party at 25 Hours Hotel Koeln The Circle, rated “Fabulous” by guests featuring beautifully decorated rooms and excellent on-site bar and restaurant.
The Main Parties & Events
- Friday, July 7th 2023 – The final weekend features the main events, which kick off at 6pm on Friday with a huge Street Festival. Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany and is one of the most gay-friendly destinations in Europe.
- After the official opening, three stages burst into life with DJs and different shows. Information stalls, food trucks and bars fill the surrounding streets and squares.
Cologne Pride Parade
- Sunday, July 9th 2023 – Cologne Gay Pride Parade starts from Deutzer Brücke, working its way through the old town to Komödienstraße, and has over 120 floats participating in the parade. If you plan on visiting, book your hotel in the gay district early, as this is one of the most popular Summer pride events.
CSD Street Festival Cologne
- July 7th to 9th 2023 – The Street Party includes food trucks, bars, information stands and vendor booths, and a complete stage program featuring local and international acts, DJs, drag queens and liver performances.
Pride Festival Cologne
July 7th to July 10th 2023
- The Cologne Pride Festival is Germany’s biggest pride festival featuring three of the country’s top parties, hosting several unique events.
- Don’t miss the daily dance stage shows at Günter-Wand-Platz and the Friday Opening Party at Odonien/artheater/Helios37.
- Green Komm, Naughty Control World Famous after party (day and night event).
Sexy Cologne Main Event
- July 8th, 2023 – Sexy Cologne A unique one-off special edition of the Sexy party with 14 different DJs, 4 stages, XXL play area and an amusement park!
Babylon Pool Party
- July 9th – The Babylon Pool party is the perfect way to end your Cologne Pride celebrations on Monday.
- Cologne has two distinct pockets of gay activity: Schaafenstrasse, Rudolfplatz, and the streets around Heumarkt, closer to the Dom/Central station.
- The city’s two major gay areas ensure something for all tastes, from the older leather scene on the Old Town’s Heumarkt-Mathiasstrasse to the more modern area around Rudolfplatz, catering to the young and trendy.
- Head to ExCorner, Cologne’s best gay bar with cosy interiors and attractive, young clientele.
- Ruhrpott, offers delicious nibbles and fantastic cocktails..
- Die Mumu, is the place to go if you want to dance late into the night.
Where to stay during Cologne Pride?
- Our top trending hotel is the Hyatt Regency Cologne, just a short ride away from the Pride Festival and has great views of the Cathedral as well as the old town and the river Rhine.
The following Cologne hotels are also trending with our readers. All are close to the city’s gay bars and the pride celebrations:
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.
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5 Star, Luxury
This hotel is situated in Cologne city centre, 200 m from the Heumarkt Square. It offers spacious rooms and a restaurant. Some rooms include access to a health club with large indoor swimming pool. Spacious rooms with soundproofed windows and modern décor. All rooms include free tea/coffee facilities and a stylish marble bathroom.
4 Star, Readers Choice
Featuring a bar, 25hours Hotel The Circle is located in Cologne the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower.
Maritim Hotel Köln
4 Star, Location
Centrally located in Cologne, this hotel provides excellent panoramic views of the River Rhine. The Maritim Köln offers elegant accommodation and a spa with a gym and indoor pool. The air-conditioned rooms and suites are furnished in warm colours. All rooms include satellite TV, a desk and a modern bathroom. WiFi is provided free
4 Star, Great Value
This hotel lies in the heart of Cologne, offering a large indoor swimming pool and modern gym, and the sauna can be used for a surcharge. The bright and spacious rooms at Hotel Lyskirchen feature elegant interiors. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a coffee machine as well as a complimentary bottle of mineral water. Free WiFi is available.
Video of Cologne Gay Pride
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4 Star, Good Location
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. All 63 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels
4 Star, Great Value
2 restaurants, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager’s reception are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, 24-hour room service, and concierge services are onsite.
4 Star, Readers Choice
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a bar/lounge and conference space. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 78 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
3 Star, Modern Classic
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and multilingual staff. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, minibar