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Cologne City Card (KölnCard)

Up to 50% off art, culture, tours and more with one 24 or 48-hour card

Cologne Tourist Center
Open Today 09:00 - 20:00
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What's included

KölnCard (valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the selected ticket option)
Free travel on buses, trams, and trains (during the validity of the card)
Up to 50% discount at restaurants, and artistic & cultural attractions, including guided tours (during the validity of the card)
A map of downtown Cologne
  • Free travel on buses, trams, and trains for 24 or 48 hours within the city area of Cologne – in addition, you'll also get a map of downtown Cologne
  • Save up to 50% at restaurants as well as artistic and cultural attractions, including guided tours
  • Get reduced entry to museums and other places of interest, including theater and music venues in the city

Your KölnCard brings the city's best attractions together, plus free public transportation for 24 or 48 hours, starting when you first use the card. With up to 50% off sightseeing, culture, gastronomy and art, the KölnCard makes traveling in Cologne a breeze.

This handy card gets you onto all buses, trains, and trams, giving you easy access to every cool attraction in the city.

Visit the Farina Fragrance Museum, the oldest fragrance factory still standing. Get discounted entrance to the treasure chamber of the Cologne Cathedral and a host of other museums, and enjoy up to 50% off walking, cycling and boat tours.

The card stays valid for 24 or 48 hours, so there's no rush when it comes to exploring. See Cologne's museums and highlights in your own sweet time.

Valid for: 24h or 48h

Once activated, your ticket is valid for the number of hours you’ve chosen.

  • Show your smartphone voucher at the meeting point, the Cologne Tourist Board Service Center, and collect your KölnCard
  • In order to use your KölnCard for free local public transportation, you must validate the card in the ticket stamping machine before your trip
  • You must present your KölnCard to the service provider before receiving the benefit that is being offered. Please note that you must present the card before you place your order at restaurants

Discounted museums and tours:

  • Farina Fragrance Museum
  • Käthe Kollwitz Museum
  • SK Stiftung Kultur - The photography collection
  • SK Stiftung Kultur Dance Museums of the German Dance Archive
  • KOLUMBA - Art Museum of the archdiocese Cologne
  • Chocolate Museum
  • Odysseum
  • German Sports & Olympic Museum
  • Treasure chamber of the Cologne Cathedral
  • Archaeological area: Praetorium
  • EL-DE Haus: NS Documentation Center
  • MAKK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
  • Museum of East Asian Art
  • Museum Ludwig
  • Museum Schnütgen
  • Roman-Germanic Museum
  • City Museum Cologne
  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
  • Guided City Tour (German)
  • Sightrunning-Cologne
  • Wolters Bimmelbahn
  • TV backstage tour
  • Panorama cruises
  • Bike rentals
  • TimeRide VR Cöln
  • Selected restaurants
  • and more
Cologne Tourist Center
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

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