West Köln

- Colonius, KölnTurm, MediaPark, Innerer Grüngürtel, Neustadt Nord, Ehrenfeld

The tallest structure in the whole Rhine area is the 266m tall Colonius TV tower, built in 1981, and situated in Neustadt Nord in West Köln. Unfortunately the observation deck and restaurant has been closed since 1992 (because of lack of leasing contract), but there is a newer building that features an observation deck; KölnTriangle. In 2004 a radio tower was added to the Colonius (to provide digital TV), that increased the height of the tower with 13m. The tower can be seen from all over the city.

The tallest skyscraper in Cologne is the 148m (166m to the antenna) tall KölnTurm, with 43 floors, built in 2001 in West Köln, near Colonius. It is part of MediaPark by famous architects Jean Nouvel and Kohl&Kohl, an office complex with buildngs around a modern circular place. It is the 2nd tallest skyscraper in Nordrhein-Westfalen (after Bonn’s Postturm). It is still not as tall as the Cologne Cathedral though. West Köln is mostly a reszidential area, but many people were partying in the large park Innerer Grüngürtel (Inner Green Belt) Saturday night.

Colonius 01 Colonius 02 Colonius 03 Colonius 04 Colonius 05 Colonius 06 Colonius 07 Colonius 08 Colonius 09 Colonius 10 Colonius 11 Colonius 12 Colonius 13 Herkules Hochhaus Innerer Grungurtel KölnTurm 1 KölnTurm 2 KölnTurm 3 West Köln 1 West Köln 2 West Köln 3 West Köln 4 West Köln 5 West Köln 6 West Köln 7 - Deutsche Telekom Bldg West Köln