The contrasting elements of Rheinterrassen are captivating, from elegant festivities to beach vibes in the summer.

  • 2

  • 160

  • yes

  • On the bank of the Rhine River with terraces and panoramic views of Cologne’s cathedral and skyline.

  • Corporate events, social events, parties, weddings, anniversaries

Rheinterrassen Köln - a location full of contrasts, from elegant festivities to beach vibes in the summer. The restaurant and Parksaal are ideal for upscale celebrations or special corporate events. You have a view of the Rhine from everywhere including the unique adjoining sun terraces furnished with pagoda tents. The atmosphere in the beer garden is entirely different with a Mediterranean party vibe in cosy beach furniture. And all this against the backdrop of the Rhine and the Old Town with the Cologne cathedral.

Our spaces

Restaurant with terrace

  • 282 m2
  • 120

Parksaal with terrace

  • 212 m2
  • 160


  • 850 m2
  • 800

Food Service

Whether you book the Rheinterrassen for a celebration or a seminar – we are happy to furnish the culinary highlights. With creative ideas and delicious things to eat and drink, we will make your event an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Our partner of the Rheinterrassen: 
Koelncongress Gastronomie GmbH

Ioana Hrisca
Gastronomy manager
Rheinterrassen | Tanzbrunnen
phone: +49 221 284-7675
fax: +49 221 284-8655

Event Requests

Are you an event planner looking to book your event at one of our locations? Or are you an exhibitor at one of Koelnmesse’s trade fair events in search of suitable premises to complement your stand during the trade fair?

From brainstorming and developing a powerful experience concept to all organisational issues, our sales team is available at to help you make sure your event receives the attention it deserves.
Or submit your non-binding event request here.

Your contact


Rheinterrassen is part of the Tanzbrunnen Köln event location. It is located on the bank of the Rhine at the edge of the Rheinpark in Deutz and in the immediate vicinity of the Koelnmesse trade fair grounds.


Rheinterrassen Köln

Rheinparkweg 1
D-50679 Cologne


From the central station / cathedral:

Railway lines S6, S11, S12 or S13 (towards Köln-Nippes, Neuss or Worringen) to the “Köln Messe / Deutz” station.

Exit the train station walking towards the Rhine River. Rheinterrassen is just about a 10-minute walk from there. Follow the pedestrian signs to Tanzbrunnen Köln.

Hauptbahnhof Köln, Kölner Dom

From the Cologne airport: railway line S19 (towards Düren) to the “Köln Messe / Deutz” station.

Exit the train station walking towards the Rhine River. Rheinterrassen is just about a 10-minute walk from there. Follow the pedestrian signs to Tanzbrunnen Köln.


Only a limited amount of public parking space is available near Rheinterrassen Köln. We therefore recommend arriving by public transport

Tip: The NUNAV navigation app is available free of charge to help you get to your parking space with as little traffic as possible. NUNAV is a collaborative navigation system with real-time traffic forecasts that update every second. It uses artificial intelligence to distribute traffic across the entire road network and not just a few main routes. The system guides you directly to your free event parking space while helping you avoiding traffic in the process.


Commuter traffic on highway leaving Cologne City at night


The history of the Rheinterrassen is closely interwoven with the development of the trade fair city of Cologne. Located below the trade fair grounds along the banks of the River Rhine in Cologne-Deutz, the Rheinterrassen had its grand opening in 1928, on the occasion of PRESSA, the International Press Exhibition. The original building had a terraced design, and the front of the structure was completely glazed. Right from the start, the view of the Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine and Old Town, combined with the hearty traditional cuisine on offer, was very popular with guests.

The Rheinterrassen was completely destroyed during the war, and for a time the site was used as a dumping ground for debris from the bombing of the city. But the years of Germany’s ‘economic miracle’ also drove the reconstruction of the Rheinterrassen. The facility was reopened in 1957, right in time for Germany’s Federal Garden Show.

The Rheinterrassen today

Now a protected landmark, the Rheinterrassen has been in the hands of Koelnmesse GmbH since 1998; KölnKongress is in charge of the facility’s marketing. Just a few years ago, the building was painstakingly renovated and updated with loving attention to detail. Today the Rheinterrassen ranks among the most popular restaurant and event locations in the city of Cologne.

In all, the cultural and leisure park with an open-air stage, theatre, restaurant and Beer Garden spans
30,000 m². Located opposite the Cathedral, the facility affords a unique view of the cityscape of the Old Town of Cologne.