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»United by Football. United in the heart of Europe« - Accessibility of the Kölner Philharmonie during Euro 2024 

During the European Football Championship (June 14 to July 14, 2024), we will be welcoming a large number of visitors to Cologne from near and far. The fan zone on Heumarkt will open daily at 2 p.m., on the five match days in Cologne at 11 a.m. Access to the Old Town is generally unrestricted and will only be closed when the area is full. However, access to the Kölner Philharmonie will still be guaranteed for concert guests.  

We recommend that you arrive early by public transport. If you are coming by car, please find out in advance about free capacity in the surrounding parking garages and about current road closures. 

Special note for the concert on July 5

On July 5, the city of Cologne will set up another fan mile on the Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer. Please note that the Rheinufer between Bastei and Hohenzollernbrücke will be closed or only partially accessible on this day due to the public viewing. It will not be possible to travel via Rheinufer. 

To ensure that the Kölner Philharmonie remains accessible by car, Trankgasse will be open to traffic on July 5. The Kölner Philharmonie can be reached from Tunisstraße (Nord-Süd-Fahrt) or Gereonstraße via Unter Sachsenhausen, Marzellenstraße and Trankgasse.

Current changes, even at short notice, can be found in the traffic calendar of the City of Cologne. 

In the concert

  • When do admissions begin?

      The doors to the Cologne Philharmonie will open 60 minutes before the concert starts. 

  • Are the cloakrooms available?

      The cloakrooms in the Kölner Philharmonie are open and free of charge. Please note that for security reasons larger bags and items may not be taken into the hall but may be left at the cloakroom.

      Availability of a cloakroom at other venues cannot be guaranteed and depends on the respective venue.

  • How long are the concerts? Will there be an interval?

      The concerts usually take place with an intermission and last between 80 and 120 minutes.

  • Will there be refreshments?

      There is a gastronomic offer before the concerts and during the breaks. Tuesday to Sunday the "Ludwig im Museum" is open for you after the concert, access is possible via the spiral staircase in the foyer.

  • Can I change my seat?

      In exceptional cases and for factual reasons, the hall staff may instruct the concertgoer to change seats.

Ticket purchase

  • Ticket purchase

      The box office in the Opern-Passagen between Breite Straße and Glockengasse is open to the public again.
      Monday to Friday from 10.00 -18.00, Saturday from 11.00-18.00. 

      During these times ticket service is also available by telephone and e-mail to answer your questions!

      Telephone: 0221 - 221 28400
      Fax: 0221 - 221 28249
      By post: Bühnen Köln - Ticketservice - Postfach 10 10 61 - 50450 Köln

      During the summer break from 8 July to 19 August, the ticket service in the Opernpassagen will be closed. The ticket and subscription service will be available during this time by telephone from Mon to Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by email at

  • Box office

      Box office of the Kölner Philharmonie:
      Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz/corner of Bechergasse (opposite the Kölner Philharmonie)
      Mon-Sat 12-20 hrs

      Evening box office:
      The Kölner Philharmonie box office also opens on all concert days (including Sundays and public holidays) 120 minutes before the start of the concert. Payment is only possible without cash.

  • Discounts

      Pupils, students, trainees, those doing their voluntary service (BFD) or FSJ (up to and including the age of 28), holders of a JULEICA or a valid Cologne Pass as well as recipients of benefits according to SGB II receive a 50% discount on the purchase of individual tickets upon presentation of proof. Chamber concerts are excluded from the above discounts.

      Wheelchair users or severely disabled persons with a degree of disability of 50% or more receive a 50% discount upon presentation of proof. Accompanying persons of wheelchair users or severely disabled persons receive a free ticket if the letter B is noted on the disabled person's ID. Please note that only one reduction can be claimed at a time. Proof of the discount must be presented without being asked when purchasing the ticket and at the entrance.

      The admission ticket is valid as a ticket (2nd class) on the extended VRS network (4 hours before the start of the event until closing time) and is not transferable to other persons after the event.

  • Special offer for young adults

      Young people and young adults up to and including the age of 28 can purchase tickets in all seating categories for every concert of the Gürzenich Orchestra at the Kölner Philharmonie at a price of €8. A contingent of 100 tickets per concert is available for this purpose (bookable exclusively in the Gürzenich webshop). One ticket per person can be booked in advance. The following concerts are exempt from this rule: »Herzenssache« as well as family and school concerts. As soon as the quota is exhausted, the regular discount regulations apply.

  • Prices & Venue
  • Season brochure

      You can find the PDF »season brochure 24/25« (only in German available) for download ► Here

  • Standing room tickets

      For all concerts of the Gürzenich Orchestra (except chamber music, children's concerts, youth concerts, family concerts and school concerts), we offer a limited number of standing room tickets at a price of €10 in the webshop at 24 hours before the event begins. Standing room tickets are available at the Kölner Philharmonie box office from two hours before the start of the event. A maximum of two standing room tickets can be purchased per person.

      Standing room tickets can be booked at the concert box office. (Please note: Payment can be made at the concert box office by EC or credit card. No cash payment). A limited number of tickets are also available via the Philharmonie's webshop and hotline (max. 50% of the total number of standing room tickets).

  • Return of tickets

      The return of admission tickets is excluded. Admission tickets cannot be replaced in case of loss.

Venues & directions

Cologne Philharmonie

Bischofsgartenstr. 1
50667 Köln

Most concerts take place in Cologne Philharmonie. Informations about other venues will be shown on this website in connection with the concerts announced for these venues.

  • Travelling by car

      If you are planning to travel by car, you can use the Philharmonie car park for the special price of € 2.50 for up to one and a half hours before and for up to two hours after the concert: Just present your concert ticket and carpark ticket to the carpark attendant or pay at the ticket machine.

      Please note: Until further notice, the car park can only be reached from Rheinuferstraße. Due to the increased volume of traffic coming from the Rhine embankment, there is now an increased risk of traffic jams. Access via Komödienstraße is closed to motor vehicles. We therefore recommend that you either travel by public transport or allow extra time for your journey by car.

  • Travelling with Public transport

      Situated approx. 5 minutes on foot from Cologne's main railway station, the Kölner Philharmonie is easily reached using public transport: Furthermore, your Philharmonie admission ticket also serves as your return ticket when travelling on the regional Rhine-Sieg (VRS) transport network.

Botanical Garden of the City of Cologne

Alter Stammheimer Weg
50735 Köln

Filzengraben 4
50676 Köln

Domkloster 4
50667 Köln

Barrier-free access to the cathedral
Access to the cathedral plateau for wheelchair users is the Domgässchen. The interior and the treasury of the Cologne Cathedral have become barrier-free. If you need assistance, please contact the Cathedral Swiss. For more information on barrier-free access to the cathedral, see Accessibility.


  • Are there concert introductions?

      Concert introductions to the symphonic concerts take place in the Kölner Philharmonie 50 minutes before the start of each concert. Up-to-date information can be found on the concert details pages.

  • Are there programme booklets for the concerts?

      Program brochure are available on the day of the concert. They are also available for download five days in advance, please refer to our overview page.


      For legal reasons, audio and video recordings are not permitted at any time. The Gürzenich Orchestra reserves the right to produce and disseminate audio and video recordings of individual concerts. By using the concert ticket, the concertgoer declares his consent to the production and a possible dissemination of his or her image in media in conjunction with such a recording.

  • Can there be program changes?

      Dates, program, price and cast are subject to change.

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