The best time to visit Cologne is during the month of June when temperatures are still warm but hotels are less expensive. During this month, a room for two costs approximately $85 per night. Save $5 per day compared to what you would have paid in July. Temperatures hover in the high 60s, just a bit cooler than the average 70°F you would experience during peak season.
Most people visit Cologne in the summer. This is peak season so expect to pay more for your hotel or vacation rental. You should also try avoiding the Gamescom week (August 21st - 27th), the Anuga week (October 6th - 12th) as well as the Karneval week (February 8th - 14th), accommodations get particularly expensive during these dates.
In Cologne, it rains most days during the summer, so make sure to bring an umbrella if you decide to visit during that time.
Avoid the crowd
The best time to avoid the crowd in Cologne, Germany is February.
The cheapest time to travel to Cologne, Germany is May.
Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.
08/21 - 08/27
09/12 - 09/18
Kind und Jugend/Dmexpo
10/06 - 10/12
12/29 - 01/02
01/14 - 01/22
01/27 - 02/01
02/08 - 02/14
03/04 - 03/08
04/11 - 04/16
08/20 - 08/27
09/25 - 09/30
In Cologne, Germany, August is the sunniest month and July the warmest.