From: Friday, July 7, 2023
To: Monday, July 10, 2023
The Cologne Pride Festival is Germany’s biggest pride festival featuring three of the country’s top parties, hosting several unique events over 4 days during the annual Cologne Pride festivities in July.
Visiting for Cologne Pride? Check out the top trending hotels in the old town, close to all the gay bars and pride celebrations.
Pride Festival Cologne brings together Sexy Cologne, Green Komm and Naughty Control for a weekend of truly spectacular events, in amazing locations across the city including:
The Day Party
- Friday 7th July 2023 – Cologne Pride STREET FESTIVAL
The Dance Stage
- Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2023 – | DAY | Open Air DANCE STAGE hosted by THE WORLD OF SEXY | Günter-Wand-Platz. Open until 22.00.
- Venue to be confirmed: Günter Wand Platz is a historical landmark located in Cologne Old town, just a short walk from the famous Cathedral.
The Opening Party
- Friday, 7th July 2023 | NIGHT | COLOGNE 3 SOME – Welcome Party | Odonien/artheater/Helios37
The opening party takes place in 3 different locations (all about 14 minutes drive from the old town) including:
Odonien – an open-air studio, workshop, venue & cultural center for artistic happenings & community events on Hornstraße 85.
Artheater – an offbeat, versatile arts venue with a theater, a lively dance club & a concert venue for indie acts located on Ehrenfeldgürtel 127.
Helios 37 an edgy club/bar with indoor & outdoor areas, hosting regular live music & DJ events on Heliosstraße 37.
The Main Event
- Saturday, 8th July 2023 | NIGHT | SEXY PRIDE WORLD – Massive Main Party | Halle Tor 2
Halle Tor is a 5,000 sq foot venue with 4 stages and amazing light and sound, located 20 mins from the centre of Cologne.
Late Night and After Parties
- Venues and dates to be confirmed.
- DAY | GREEN KOMM – Afterhour | Nachtflug
- NIGHT | NAUGHTYCONTROL XXL – Closing | Diamonds
- DAY | BABYLON Pool Party | Babylon Cologne
The event is an official party of Cologne Pride which takes place each year in early July, culminating in a large street parade and after party.
Where to stay in Cologne
Cologne is busy throughout the year, but gets especially busy during the Summer Season. Stay in the heart of the old town, close to all the city’s attractions and the venues hosting the festival events.
The following Cologne hotels are currently trending with our readers:
Hotel Lyskirchen, Maritim Hotel, Dorint-Cologne, 25hours Hotel,
Where to stay close to all the gay bars
Our top 4 selections with the best rates.
The Steigenberger Hotel is our
choice located in the gay district!
For further information and advice on
Pride Festival Cologne Facebook
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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