Shopping center in north Cologne with 100 specialist shops, cafés and restaurants.
›› Chorweiler, Mailänder Passage 1, Tel. 70 10 38, www.city-center-chorweiler.de
Even if you’re not taking the train, it’s worth making a detour to Cologne’s main train station, which is home to no less than 70 specialist shops selling goods ranging from books to clothes to cosmetic items.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Hauptbahnhof, Trankgasse 11, Tel. 16 08 70, www.colonaden.de
This shopping oasis in the heart of Cologne’s city center has 50 stores on three floors covering every retail area, offering a great shopping experience whatever the weather. The choice of eating opportunities leaves nothing to be desired and you can round off a shopping spree with an Italian meal, sushi or in an ice cream parlour.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Breite Str. 80-90, Tel. 27 25 90-0, www.dumontcarre.de
Shopping mall about 1-km long on the edge of Cologne with more than 150 specialist shops and service providers, as well as a UCI multiplex cinema.
›› 50354 Hürth, Theresienhöhe, Tel. 0 22 33/9 79 33, www.huerthpark.de
The popular Kaufhaus chain has four stores in Cologne, all offering a wide choice of quality goods ranging from clothes, toys and electrical items to household goods and groceries with professional advice from sales staff.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Hohe Str. 41-53, Tel. 22 30
›› Kalk, Kalker Haupt Str. 108-122, Tel. 22 30
›› Nippes, Neusser Str. 242-244, Tel. 2 23 46 11
›› Weiden, Im Rhein Center, Bunzlauer Str. 6, Tel. 40 66-0
The Galerie is the centerpiece of Cologne’s Maritim Hotel with a classy mosaic floor and glass ceiling. The exclusive shopping arcade has shops, cafés and restaurants awaiting discovery.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Maritim Hotel, Heumarkt 20, Tel. 20 27-0, www.maritim.de
The 180 stores on three floors promise a first-class, varied and pleasurable shopping trip. With shops selling everything from clothes to jewelry and electronics to drugstore items, almost all you need is available here.
›› Kalk, Kalker Hauptstr. 55, Tel. 99 20 30, www.koeln-arcaden.de
This three-floor shopping parade with a glass-domed roof in the heart of Cologne offers lots of shopping possibilities and a varied selection of places to eat and drink.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Richmodstr. 8, Tel. 20 59 20, www.neumarkt-galerie.de
This exclusive arcade right next to Neumarkt has shops selling high-class goods. You can also experience art and culture during a shopping trip here at the Lew Kopelew Forum and Käthe Kollwitz Museum.
›› Altstadt-Süd, Neumarkt 18-24, www.neumarktpassage.de
This arcade combines shopping and culture. It is home to art galleries lined up next to exclusive golfing stores or Italian shoe shops. Adding to the arcade’s cultural and artistic claims are regularly changing art events and concerts. The Theater am Dom rounds off the sophisticated atmosphere and adds excitement by staging shows every night.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Schwertnergasse 1, Tel. 2 58 01 71, www.opern-passagen.de
About 180 shops covering 40,000 sq m will make your shopping dreams come true whether you’re looking for books, jewelry, electronic goods, fashion, shoes or toys.
›› Weiden, Aachener Str. 1253, Tel. 96 45 10, www.rhein-center-koeln.de
The arcade’s unsymmetrical facade with its neon blue lighting attracts shoppers. Inside there’s lots to discover. As well as many shops, the WDR television station’s library and press archive are here among other things. Fans of the Sendung mit der Maus program will love the souvenir shop for the popular children’s television show.
›› Altstadt-Nord, Breite Str. 6-26, Tel. 22 00
A branch of the Galeria Kaufhof department store chain in Bonn’s heart with six floors full of nice things. Foodies will love the gourmet food section.
›› Zentrum, Remigiusstr. 20-24, Tel. 0 228/5 16-0, www.galeria-kaufhof.de
Great place to stroll around and browse through the many boutiques, even on rainy days. The shopping arcade’s architecture is interesting with its impressively imposing entrance and design of natural stone and lots of glass. Whether you’re looking for stylish accessories, a 50th pair of shoes or a nice present, you’re sure to find something here.
›› Zentrum, Kaiserplatz, Tel. 0 228/2 68-01, www.kaiser-passage.de