Innenstadt, Cologne

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For other uses, see Innenstadt.
1st District of Cologne
Rheingarten embankment; visible in the background are Cologne Cathedral (center left) and Groß St. Martin church (center)
Rheingarten embankment;
visible in the background are Cologne Cathedral (center left) and Groß St. Martin church (center)
Coat of arms of Innenstadt
Coat of arms
Location of Innenstadt shown in red
Location of Innenstadt shown in red
Country Germany
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
City Cologne
 • Total 16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (December 2015)
 • Total 128,032
 • Density 7,822/km2 (20,260/sq mi)
Heumarkt, square in Altstadt-Nord and Altstadt-Süd
Alter Markt, square in Altstadt-Nord
Früh brewery at Am Hof

Innenstadt (German: Köln-Innenstadt) is the central city district (Stadtbezirk) of the City of Cologne in Germany.

The district was established with the last communal land reform in 1975, and comprises Cologne's historic old town (Altstadt), the Gründerzeit era new town (Neustadt) plus the right-Rhenish district of Deutz. Innenstadt has about 127,000 inhabitants (as of December 2008) and covers an area of 16.4 square kilometres.


Innenstadt is made up of five Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2015) Area (km²) Pop. per km² map
101 Altstadt-Süd 27,689 2,36 11,728 District map of Innenstadt
102 Neustadt-Süd 38,388 2,82 13,596
103 Altstadt-Nord 18,119 2,46 7,378
104 Neustadt-Nord 28,424 3,49 8,146
105 Deutz 15,412 5,24 2,941
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2015 (German)


Among the landmarks in Innenstadt are Cologne Cathedral, the twelve romanesque churches of Cologne[1] (St. Andreas, St. Aposteln, St. Cäcilien, St. Georg, St. Gereon, St. Kunibert, St. Maria im Kapitol, St. Maria Lyskirchen, Groß St. Martin, St. Pantaleon, St. Severin and St. Ursula) and the 14th century Cologne City Hall (Kölner Rathaus). Several high rise structures were built over the last years as landmarks for Veedel (city quarters) within the district, most notably KölnTurm at MediaPark and the three Kranhaus buildings at Rheinauhafen.


Main article: Transport in Cologne

As the business center of Cologne, the Innenstadt is well served by numerous railway stations and highway. The largest train station is Köln Hauptbahnhof, other stations include Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Hansaring, Köln West and Köln Süd station, as well as a dense net of Cologne Stadtbahn tram and U-Bahn stations. The Cologne Ring (Kölner Ringe) is a city boulevard, encircling the old town of Cologne. It is part of Bundesstraße 55 and picks up several principal arterial roads, which lead into adjacent city districts.

Rhine bridges[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Förderverein Romanische Kirchen Köln e.V. (German)

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Coordinates: 50°56′12″N 6°57′37″E / 50.93667°N 6.96028°E / 50.93667; 6.96028