Best time to visit Cologne, Germany?

  • 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.

July

Most crowded

February

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Cologne, Germany is May.

$98
JUL
$157
AUG
$105
SEP
$148
OCT
$89
NOV
$96
DEC
$118
JAN
$110
FEB
$102
MAR
$99
APR
$87
MAY
$87
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

08/21 - 08/27
Gamescom 198
09/12 - 09/18
Kind und Jugend/Dmexpo 91.5
10/06 - 10/12
Anuga 192
12/29 - 01/02
Silvester 60
01/14 - 01/22
Immcologne 91
01/27 - 02/01
ISM 78.5
02/08 - 02/14
Karneval 105
03/04 - 03/08
Eisen Messe 49.5
04/11 - 04/16
FIBO 87.5
08/20 - 08/27
Gamescom 206
09/25 - 09/30
Photokina 116

Weather

In Cologne, Germany, August is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

72
22
JUL
70
21
AUG
64
18
SEP
54
12
OCT
48
9
NOV
43
6
DEC
38
3
JAN
42
6
FEB
48
9
MAR
52
11
APR
61
16
MAY
68
20
JUN
UV index
1
6

4.4
11cm
JUL
3.6
9cm
AUG
1.9
5cm
SEP
1.9
5cm
OCT
2.8
7cm
NOV
2.5
6cm
DEC
3.3
8cm
JAN
2.6
7cm
FEB
3.1
8cm
MAR
2.5
6cm
APR
3.4
9cm
MAY
5.1
13cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter