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Illustration Cologne Cathedral, © Saskia Wragge

The sound of Cologne


Cologne sounds good, even though it may not look like that everywhere. The first glance goes to the Dome, but what about the second? It is advisable to keep your ears open, because the dome city is, without a doubt, the underdog among the German music cities. At the beginning there was Can, who was inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Kölner Klassen für Neue Musik”.

Many other important musical histories started here. You will learn how and where everything went from there in a digital tour through the pop musical Cologne. Simply choose a Walk that will lead you to the carefully selected spots in Cologne. If you’d rather just browse around, select the proximity search. Read about everything in detail from A as in A-Musik to Z as in Zeltinger Band and what happened in the city in the past decades with regards to rock and popmusic.