Die Kölner Philharmonie liegt zentral im Herzen von Köln zwischen Dom und Rhein.
Route and Accomodation
Philharmonie-Hotline 0221. 280 280
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 car
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 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").
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.