Route and Accomodation

The Kölner Philharmonie is centrally located in the heart of Cologne between cathedral and Rhine.

Kölner Philharmonie
KölnMusik GmbH

Bischofsgartenstraße 1
50667 Köln

Philharmonie-Hotline 0221 280 280

Tel. 0221 20 40 8-0
Fax. 0221.20408-222

  • Travelling by bus and rail

    Situated approx. 5 minutes on foot from Cologne's main railway station, the Kölner Philharmonie - the only "concert hall with its own rail platform" - is easily reached using public transport: Furthermore, your Philharmonie admission ticket also serves as your return ticket when travelling on the regional Rhine-Sieg (VRS) transport network.

    You can also customise your bus and rail journey by using the online-timetables (see information on the below).

  • Travelling by bike

    Bike racks are available in front of the Kölner Philharmonie.

  • Travelling by car

    For the latest information on traffic conditions, see the Traffic Calendar of the City of Cologne


    Parking spaces

    If you are planning to travel by car, you can use the Philharmonie car park for the special price of € 2.50 for up to one and a half hours before and for up to two hours after the concert: Just present your concert ticket and carpark ticket to the carpark attendant or pay at the ticket machine.

    Follow the signs to Dom/Hauptbahnhof, as soon as you are in the city centre, signs show you the way to the concert hall.

    Please note: As of 22 April 2023, the Philharmonie car park is only accessible from Rheinuferstraße. Due to the increased volume of traffic coming from the direction of the Rheinufer, traffic jams may occur there. The approach via Komödienstraße is closed to motor vehicles. 

    Please also use the surrounding car parks in Cologne city centre. No concert tariff applies there.

    Another note: Especially in the pre-Christmas period, on Sundays when sales are open and during major events, there is heavy traffic. Please plan for a longer journey to the concerts if you are dependent on a car.


    Environmental badge

    Please notice: Since 1st January 2008 a Low Emission Zone has been introduced in Cologne. As the Kölner Philharmonie ist located in this zone, visitors arriving by car will require a fine particles sticker (exept for vehicles driven by or for people who have a mobility disability, are helpless or blind, and can prove this with a disabled person's pass with the letters "aG", "H" or "Bl").

  • Accommodation

    If you do not want to drive home after enjoying a concert, but would like to stay in Cologne for one or more nights, there is a great variety of hotels and boarding houses nearby Kölner Philharmonie. Cologne Tourist Board helps you finding the ideal place for your stay.

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