Cologne Central Station

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Cologne Central Station
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Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
How to get there
  • Koln Central Station • 1 min walk
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2,624 reviews
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Christopher H
Norfolk, VA1,475 contributions
Nice place
May 2021 • Solo
Great train station, easy to understand and clean. Employees seemed friendly and great view of the cathedral. I’m sure it better when COVId isn’t around.
Written June 11, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Centrally Located
Dec 2019 • Solo
Location of this main station is good was from here, it is easy to walk to the old town and also very close to the key landmarks such as the Cologne Cathedral and the bridge. There are also cafes, bakeries, supermarket, etc in the station for those who wished to have a bite before taking train. Ibis hotel is also located within the train station, right by the exit.
Written November 7, 2020
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ianwebb75
London, UK833 contributions
Centrally located and easy to get around
Oct 2020
Easy to get round, centrally located, even for a non-German person it is easy to understand, buy a ticket and get on a train. The station is quite clean too. Plenty of shops there to grab a snack before the ride. One of the better train stations I've seen.
Written October 19, 2020
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Royax
Copenhagen, Denmark1,940 contributions
Nice
Aug 2020 • Solo
Just like any other Central Stations in the big cities in Germany. It has street foods for quick bites and kiosk and supermarket.
Written August 23, 2020
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy4,248 contributions
Well-organised main station
Aug 2020
The main station of Cologne with everything clearly signposted.

In every German station you can find two timetables of arrivals & departures in chronological order all around the station, with platforms indicated, meaning finding your train is easy.

Ironically I wasn't there to catch a train, but to get some food! German train stations double as shopping centres, and eateries abound.

The main entrance is modern, but a lot of the architecture would be called "Victorian" in Britain, attractive if like me you like that sort of thing.
Written August 17, 2020
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,384 contributions
Vibrant and Visitor Friendly Train Station at the Prime Location in Cologne (Koln)
Sep 2019
Located next to Cologne’s landmark Cologne Cathedral (Kolner Dom), Cologne Central Station (Koln Hauptbahnhof), was a vibrant and visitor friendly train station. The station had excellent facilities and clear directional signs, making it easy for visitors to find their ways around. Just outside the station was Cologne’s landmark cathedral and city’s other attractions. When we arrived at Cologne by Viking River Cruise ship during Viking “Rhine Getaway” cruise, we decided to take our own train trip to Dusseldorf in the morning, and then visit Cologne Cathedral on our own in the late afternoon. So, we went inside the central train station, and easily found the train ticket office (DB Risezentrum), where we bought round-trip tickets to Dusseldorf. The ticket agent was courteous and efficient. The station was bustling with travelers, and there were many restaurants, fast food places, and shops everywhere. All the signs, including those for WCs, were well marked, and ATMs as well as lockers and WIFI (free for the first 30 minutes) were readily available. Access to platforms was easy with clearly marked signs. Upon returning from Dusseldorf via Dusseldorf Central Station (Dusseldorf Haupbahnhof), we found Cologne Central Station much more visitor friendly than the Dusseldorf counterpart. The Cologne Central Station’s main entrance/exit leading to the station plaza had a fantastic glass wall & doors with see-through view of Cologne Cathedral. It was a pleasant train station to use.
Written August 12, 2020
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands5,847 contributions
Expensive toilets, lot of shops
Jul 2020 • Family
Great for train spotting. A lot of shops on the concourse. Toilet is very expensive: €1! Luckily watching trains go to and from the station is free.
Written July 27, 2020
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Nigel A
Cassington, UK274 contributions
An efficient transport hub
Dec 2019
Access to platforms is easy, signage clear. A good range of shops and places to eat on the site. Access to taxis and buses rightnoutside
Written May 31, 2020
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Cggrimm07
Blackburn, UK44 contributions
Very helpful staff
Mar 2020 • Couples
The station is a large station and lots of platforms. The staff at the info desk where really helpful and informative.
Written March 7, 2020
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Rawadriachy
Beirut, Lebanon135 contributions
One of the finest
Dec 2019 • Couples
We used it multiple times for multi reasons, huge with many facilities, well organized, clean and comfortable.
I liked it overall
Written March 5, 2020
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