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With more than 1 million inhabitants Cologne is the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth largest city in Germany.

Ticket-Office below the Hohenzollern Bridge

Due to the transformation of the Rhine promenade by the city of Cologne, the ticket office at landing stage 2 (exit Salzgasse) will no longer be opened from Wednesday, 22.06.2022. You will then find us in the ticket office below the Hohenzollern Bridge. The departures of the panoramic round-trips will take place from the usual landing stages until further notice.

Ticket Office Köln

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, Landebrücke 8
50668 Köln (former DSC Agentur)

Tel. 0 2 21 / 2 58 30 11
Fax 0 2 21 / 9 25 20 29
E-Mail: kd-agt-koeln(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Cologne is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Cologne are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing stage by public transport

It is a 10 minute walk from the railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to the KD landing-stage. Alternatively take the underground to Rathaus or Heumarkt, from there approx. 5 min. walk. 

Getting to the landing stage by car

The nearest multi-storey car parks are Heumarkt (Markmannsgasse) and Philharmonie (Bischofsgarten Strasse / Trankgasse).

Information for coaches

Coache may stop in Markmannsgasse to drop off or pick up passengers.

For your arrival, please note that the bus parking lot at the Bastei is still closed (further information here). Information for your arrival by coach can be found here.

Suggested tours

Panorama excursions

Enjoy Cologne from its most attractive side. Get to know the picturesque panorama of the old town and the new Rheinau Harbour with its Kranhäuser (“crane house”) from a KD ship. On board we will explain the most popular sights to you.

Panorama excursions

Combined ticket Hop-On Hop-Off Cologne

Explore the cathedral city by boat and bus. When you purchase the KD combined ticket Hop-On Hop-Off Cologne, you combine a one-hour boat trip on the Rhine with a sightseeing tour on an open-top bus.

Combined ticket Hop-On Hop-Off Cologne

Siebengebirge tour

One of the most popular excursion destinations from Cologne is the Siebengebirge mountain range. We take you right to the heart of this unique idyllic landscape featuring castles and ruins spread around the seven mountains.

You can enjoy a comfortable journey on board our ships, past Bonn and Drachenfels mountain, with its wealth of legends, to Königswinter. Take advantage, for instance, of our attractively priced combined ticket and travel by rack-and-pinion railway to the newly designed Drachenfels plateau with its historical old building and modern glass cube. But it is also rewarding to explore more of the region by ship. Not without reason is the picturesque spa town of Bad Honnef also referred to as “Nice on the Rhine”. Charming little Rhineland towns such as Unkel and Linz are also worthy of a visit, and the two spas of Breisig and Bad Hönningen should not be missed.

Siebengebirge tour

Event and party trips in Cologne

Exciting events, entertaining evenings and iconic parties. KD offers so much variety on board.

Event and party trips in Cologne

Offers on site

Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

The open-top double-decker bus turns this tour of discovery into an unforgettable experience. The trip lasts about 1.5 hours and takes you round and through the centre of Cologne. The modern Hop-On Hop-Off concept enables you to get off the bus at any stop to explore the places you like best at your leisure. During the tour, you will be given more information about the places of interest and the history of the city over loudspeakers or by a tour guide in person.


Bodyguard Musical

With BODYGUARD – THE MUSICAL, Cologne is home to a top international production in the Musical Dome. The stage adaptation of the successful hit movie is in no way second best to its source material in terms of glamour, excitement and romance, and the live experience also adds a completely new dimension.

Hiring bicycles

The Cologne cycle station at the main railway station offers everything connected with bicycles for commuters, travellers, tourists and visitors to the city centre. Another station with bikes for hire is located directly on the bank of the Rhine in the old town, not far from the KD landing stage. In addition to a large number of high-quality bikes for hire, the location on the river bank offers 3-hour round trips through Cologne by bike.


Rickshaw – City sightseeing tours by bicycle taxi

Experience Cologne from a bicycle rickshaw! Unforgettable city sight-seeing tours, romantic moonlight tours or simply eco-friendly taxi journeys – Rikolonia is the Cologne rickshaw world. It offers you everything connected with convenient travel by rickshaw.

Tip: RIKOLONIA-KD-Combined Cruise

Chocolate Museum

Resembling a ship made of glass and metal, this museum is situated in Rheinau Harbour, right next to the old city. This worldwide one-of-a-kind museum presents the rich history and present situation of cocoa and chocolate.

Tourist Information Köln

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln
Tel. 0221 / 346 43 0
Fax 0221 / 346 43 42
E-Mail: info(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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