Solo Female Travel in Cologne

Cologne is a vibrant and exciting city located in the western part of Germany. The city is home to a number of impressive landmarks, including the iconic Cologne Cathedral, the Romanesque churches, and the Rhine River. Visitors can also explore the city's many museums, galleries, and theaters. Cologne is also known for its lively nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from.

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Betty, 43 yrs, grown up at the countryside on a farm, living in Cologne since 23 yrs. Working for a humanitarian organization that focus on gender justice. Practice kum nye and meditation. Love drawing and streetart. Love exploring different cultures and food.


Hey girls! My name is Jana and I’m 22 years old. I love traveling and meeting new people. Other than that my hobbies are photography, dancing and visiting cute cafes and restaurants. I would love to travel together and I’m open for almost every country. I’m currently working as an educator in a kindergarten here in Germany. I’m going to Malta in May with a friend of mine and to Thailand in November with my best friend. Beside these two destinations I’m planing on going to Paris, Prague, Lisbon, Porto and Rom this year but I’m currently going there alone.


Hey!, My name is Emma and I'm interested in camping, cycling, art, dancing, food & cuisine, games, health, languages, nature, running, van life, surfing, sunbathing, skiing, sightseeing and architecture

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I’m Zita, 21 years old and I was born in the south of Germany. In august I will start my exchange Semester in Hawaii, Honolulu. I love to meet new people, hear their stories and experience cool days together. My first destination on my trip is Los Angeles for 6 days and then 5 months Hawaii.


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Helloo everyone ☀️ My name is Franzi, I'm 28 years old and a solo female traveller from Germany. I like meeting unique people and explore new things 🙌✨ If you're down for sharing a part of your path, let me know 🌺


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I am Elena, 23 years old and I am currently living in Cologne. I love to do sports, watch movies, go Shopping, read fantasy books and travel 😍 I am open minded and love to meet new people and places

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Hi!, I'm Sara and I'm interested in backpacking, culture, events & social, education, food & cuisine, languages, sightseeing, swimming and solo travel

Experiences from Cologne

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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I recommend the chocolate museum and the Dom (cathedral, must see). It's worth going in the treasury, even if it might seem a bit expensive when you're there. Definitely see the Hohenzollern bridge and riverside with the colorful houses. Then walk to Alter Markt (old market) and see the city hall building and the St Martin church. If you like art, I highly recommend the Ludwig museum.

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Köln is a really beautiful place to visit, very safe for solo traveling in my experience and most Germans know at least a little English. There is a nearby city, Aachen, that's worth visiting as well.

Posted: November 2, 2022
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I stayed at 25 Hours Hotel The Circle, was amazing! Definitely recommend visiting the cathedral Köln Dom - you can go to the top (we didn’t as we were there over new year and I misread the opening times for the tower oops) go see the kranhäuser along the river (crane houses) really cool buildings, Kölntriangle gives you stunning views across the city and if you walk over the Hohenzollern bridge to get there then you’ve ticked off another landmark too. Also worth mentioning that Köln isn’t too far from Bonn or Düsseldorf by train so worth visiting if you can to see a bit more.

Posted: October 27, 2022
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Go to the Lindt chocolate museum in Cologne, and hop over to Bonn to visit Beethoven’s house! Definitely recommend popping into the Kölner Dom.

Posted: October 19, 2022
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I had a great time visiting but the city was a lot less charming than I thought it would be (that's not to say parts of it aren't charming!). There are so many ugly, out of place infill buildings that I assume are the result of all the buildings lost in WWII. I can't help but wonder how much character was lost and what it would look like today had it not been bombed so heavily. It wasn't until I left and reflected on the visit that I appreciated the city more. I would definitely go back for the Kolsch though, a highlight of the visit!

Posted: August 31, 2022
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The Cologne Cathedral is incredible and worth a visit. Stop at any of the open air markets/bar and have a Kolsch (traditional Cologne style beer). The Paulner Tavern is excellent for dinner. Get Schnitzel!!!! Enjoy it, Germany is the best.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Cologne safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Cologne is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Cologne good for solo travel?

Yes, Cologne is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. From the famous Cologne Cathedral to the many museums, galleries, and parks, there is something for everyone. Additionally, the city has a vibrant nightlife and plenty of restaurants and cafes to explore.

Is Cologne expensive for solo travellers?

Cologne can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities chosen. Hotels and hostels can range from budget-friendly to more expensive, and attractions and activities can also vary in cost. However, there are plenty of free activities and attractions to enjoy in Cologne, such as exploring the city's many parks and gardens, visiting the city's many museums, and taking a stroll along the Rhine River.

What to do in Cologne solo?

Visit the Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and a must-see for any visitor. Take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the cathedral and its architecture.

Explore the Old Town

Cologne's Old Town is a great place to explore on your own. Wander the cobblestone streets and admire the beautiful architecture, including the city's many churches.

Visit the Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum is a great place to learn about the history of chocolate and sample some of the delicious treats.

Take a Rhine River Cruise

A Rhine River cruise is a great way to explore the city from a different perspective. Enjoy the views of the city skyline and the surrounding countryside.

Visit the Museum Ludwig

The Museum Ludwig is one of the most important art museums in Germany. It houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Warhol, and Klee.

Shop at the Cologne Christmas Market

The Cologne Christmas Market is one of the most popular markets in Germany. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and browse the stalls for unique gifts and souvenirs.

Visit the Cologne Zoo

The Cologne Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Germany and is home to over 7,000 animals. Take a guided tour to learn more about the animals and their habitats.

Explore the Rheinauhafen

The Rheinauhafen is a modern waterfront district in Cologne. Take a stroll along the promenade and admire the stunning architecture.

Visit the Wallraf-Richartz Museum

The Wallraf-Richartz Museum is one of the oldest art museums in Germany. It houses a large collection of European art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Take a Brewery Tour

Cologne is home to some of the oldest breweries in Germany. Take a brewery tour to learn more about the brewing process and sample some of the local beers.

Is Cologne safe to travel alone?

Yes, Cologne is generally safe to travel alone. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual safety precautions. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Cologne safe at night?

Yes, Cologne is generally safe at night. However, as with any city, it is always best to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your safety.

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