CSD 2022 in Cologne: What visitors need to know

The 2022 Cologne Pride will be held in Cologne in June and July. All information about CSD presentation, demands and political events. Overview.

Cologne – Currently Cologne’s city center shines in bright rainbow colors again – people celebrate Cologne Pride until 3 July 2022. Also this year there will be a major street festival including the XXL demo as part of CSD 2022 in Cologne. Participants can look forward to several highlights at the same time. In addition to the Heumarkt stand, there is another stage at the Alter Markt and countless events throughout Cologne. The rush to Cologne Pride will also be massive in 2022 – because CSD Cologne is expected to have more than 1.5 million visitors. Overview of what you need to know about Cologne Pride and events around CSD 2022 in Cologne.

CSD Cologne 2022: Program and History – Important information at a glance

Cologne Pride will take place again in Cologne in 2022 – including the CSD Street Festival at Heumarkt. (Photo archived from 2021

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  • Cologne Pride 2022: June 18 to July 3 2022
  • CSD Street Festival 2022 in Cologne: 1-3 July 2022
  • Cologne offer for CSD 2022: Sunday 3 July 2022

Cologne Pride is traditionally organized by the Cologne Gay and Lesbian Association of Cologne, or KLuST for short. This year, too, there will be a variety program as part of Pride, KLuST Promises. For two weeks, about 100 events around CSD will be held in Cologne – including parties, workshops and discussion tours with well-known faces and high-ranking politicians. Among them is Sven Lyman. The green politician and queer representative of the federal government has already announced that he will be part of CSD 2022 in Cologne.

Cologne: Cologne Pride or CSD – what are they?

“Cologne Pride is a joint offering for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transgender and intersex people as well as their friends and everyone who supports them. Our goal remains unrestricted social recognition”, says the website colognepride.de. Since 2003, Cologne Pride has provided the framework for a two-week program focused on Cologne Pride. However, Cologne Pride also stands for “self-confidence and joy of life,” he says. “The fact that we show up and demonstrate together is what makes CSD so successful, powerful, and has a political and social impact.” (Source: colognepride.de)

CSD in Cologne: political demands and motto – Cologne Pride 2022

In 2022, Cologne Pride’s slogan will again be “For Human Rights – Many. Together. Strong!” And there is a sad reason for that. “Unfortunately, unfortunately, we have to say that – although it is accredited – it is more relevant than ever,” explains Hugo Winkels, press spokesperson and member of the KLuST Board of Directors. The war in Ukraine is intentional. “Today we see problems right outside the door, which is why the slogan is so important and true. We all fight together for human rights around the world.”

But that’s not all: in 2022 there will be political demands again during the CSD in Cologne. Winkels stresses because even if a lot has already happened, you haven’t reached your goal yet. “Of course we have grown from small to large. However, there is still a lot to be done,” explains a KLuST spokesperson. “All demands matter.”

CSD Cologne 2022: Tim Bendzko live at the CSD Street Festival – Sunday 3 July

A popular highlight of Cologne Pride 2022 is the CSD Street Festival in Cologne city center, which will be celebrated from 1-3 July. The number of visitors is expected to exceed 1.5 million. “We are expecting more than usual because there has already been much more interest than usual in registrations for workshops or for the demonstration of CSD. Hotels in and around Cologne have been fully booked for a long time,” KLuST spokesperson Winkles happily said in advance.

There will be a standout at this year’s CSD Street Festival – because on Sunday, July 3, from 9pm, German-speaking artist Tim Bendzko will perform at the CSD Street Festival in Heumarkt. In fact, superstar DJ Felix Jaehn should have performed. But the 27-year-old has to cancel at short notice for personal reasons.

  • CSD Street Festival: From Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July 2022
  • CSD Street Festival – Opening Hours: Friday from 4 pm until midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm until midnight

CSD Cologne: Demo on July 3, 2022 – Where and under what slogan will the demo take place?

The big CSD demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd. The demonstration runs from the Deutzer Bridge through the Heumarkt and Gürzenichstrasse to Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz to Marzellenstrasse. About 45,000 participants are expected to take part in the CSD show. In addition, there are more than a million visitors. In addition, the CSD demo will also be broadcast by WDR.

  • CSD Demo Path 2022: Deutzer Bridge – Heumarkt – Gürzenichstraße – Neumarkt – Rudolfplatz – Hohenzollernring – Magnusstraße – Marzellenstraße
  • CSD Demo 2022 begins: Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 12 noon – on the Deutsche Gesellschaft.


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