Haven't contributed here before, and I didn't want to change the information here without knowing if this is true, but I don't think KVB still offers 3-day passes. I asked for one in German at a tram stop and the attendant seemed confused, and after asking in English if they had 3-day passes, he responded with a shocked-sounding "no." I clicked on a link from a travel website mentioning them and it led to a 404 on the KVB website, which doesn't mention them. 22.214.171.124 14:59, 27 June 2013 (EDT)
Should i also add links to the Karneval?
Maybee some information about the "Veedels"
Okay, i ll wait and see wether anybody is unhappy with my current changes ;-)
Thanks for the editing!
I'm still not quite sure about how to include information for gays and lesbians into the article -- on the one hand, we don't want to stray from the templates, which don't provide for a section on gay and lesbian information. So it seems prudent to include it under the other headings like "See", "Drink" etc.
On the other hand, you probably do want to mark certain places clearly as "gay" or "lesbian", for two reasons:
So I guess there's three options:
If this is a general issue, this is perhaps better discussed under Gay and lesbian travel or in this style guide.
What do you think?
Love, FelixKatz 12:03, 1 Mar 2004 (EST)
Well, this has come up before and I think the way to go is just to mention that it is a gay/lesbian/fetish/yuppie/etc bar in the listing for the bar. I really dont like the idea of having a seperate Gay article. I can't imagine ending up in a gay bar or seeing "gay sights" (whatever that would be) is any worse than ending up in a yuppie bar, or a dive bar when you thought you we're goign somewhere hip or posh. Do we really want Cologne/Older Peoplem, Colonge/Blondes, Colonge/People with dogs? I think if San Francisco can handle gay-stuff and not-gay stuff (where are the bi-s supposed to drink anyway? ;-)) in the same happy rainbow colored template, than so can Cologne. You might want to take a look at the Wikitravel:Manual of style for more about how articles are broken up. thanks Majnoona 13:17, 1 Mar 2004 (EST)
Bars for bears? I forbear! -phma
This article does have a lot of useful information. However I think it's a very strange thing to start off almost from the first sentence to state that Cologne is the gay capital. Although San Francisco has many gay people as well, I doubt most travel guides would start off with San Francisco is the gay capital. The idea of a guide is to focus on the many aspects of a city, what to see and do, and where to go, eat etc.. There is nothing wrong with having a section talking about this, but I don't think it's appropriate that this is in that first sentence. Is it more renowned for it's gay population, or it's history and architecture ? If you are telling a stranger why they should see Cologne is that first sentence, exactly what you would say ?
I just started to bring in some infos when I klicked on the external links in the massage section... I took out the last link http://tantramassage.de/ because in my view it doesn't belong their! They massage is performed by a naked lady and includes the private parts. I don't think that qualifies for a normal massage section. I know that the attitude in Cologne might be more liberal and these kind of massage parlors are growing substantially in Germany. So in or out? jan 11:24 (EDT) 26 April 2006
as I know the fine quality of the massages there I want to reinsert the adress. The attitude in Cologne is indeed much more liberal. I also added some addresses for gay people, Cologne has the second biggest scene after Berlin --SantanaCologne 15:40, 25 June 2006 (EDT)
It seems a bit of a shame that all the restaurants currently listed in the Eat section are non-German cuisine. Cologne has a vast horde of bars and restaurants that serve fantastic traditional German food. Unfortunately I don't know any of their names so can't add them myself. Anyone got any favourites they wish to add? --Lancevortex 10:09, 18 Jan 2005 (EST)
Here's some links to autotranslations of the German version of this guide. Lots of content to mine:
I removed this link from the article so we wouldn't have to send users somewhere else to get information.
Cologne and chocolate museum
There is no information on Ode de colonge, or the Chocolate museum, both very interesting sights.
moved to here from User_talk:126.96.36.199
Hi, I saw your deletion and reference to the audiotravel.com link as an “otherguide” on the Cologne page. It is, however, primarily an audio tour which I think fits well into the tours section-helping wikitravel visitors looking for a tour of Cologne. So, I updated the text and the format and added the AudioTravel link back in. Dina 10:15, 16 November 2006 (EST)
On the recommendation of Kölsch brands
If you buy it bottled, take either "Reissdorf", "Früh" or "Mühlen", which are rated highest by Cologne citizens.
Well that is not in full accord with my observation (I live in Bonn that is located next to Cologne). All three brands are widely known but in the case of Früh it is rather due to advertisements while another Kölsch brand not listed above (Sion) is not strongly advertised but available at many Cologne pubs and restaurants. In Bonn it is very easy to obtain Früh (they do an excellent marketing job) but it is sometimes troublesome to obtain Sion so that brand seems to be a beer quite typical for Cologne itself. Perhaps one should rather say that the listed brands are the best known ones at Cologne and the surrounding area.
That are just my 2 Euro Cent. I currently prefer Erdinger (brewery in Munich) Weißbier (beer brewed using wheat) dunkel (dark) so I render myself quite objective as far as Kölsch is concerned (and sorry that I not did create an account but chances are not too good that I will make more that a tiny number of contributions to Wikitravel) -- 188.8.131.52 22:38, 25 May 2007 (EDT)
Please check this edit
Hmmm known by who ? .. and capital ? capital of what ? ... this sounds like an attempt to increase gay tourisim or something.. I could care less.. but there it is. Again if you write "San Francisco is the gay capital of the US".. the intended meaning may be there, but it's a stupid way to state what your trying to say, and has little to so with the city as a travel destination.. If I search for "gay capitals" in google, I am sure that each country has a city.. yeah right.
List of Hotels in Cologne
The list can be found on the discussion page of the German page de:Diskussion:Köln#Hotels_in_Köln and in the Köln Wikia: http://koeln.wikia.com/wiki/Liste_der_Hotels_in_Köln. (I made the version in the Köln Wikia and copied it here). --184.108.40.206 07:22, 2 April 2012 (EDT)