The toilet concept of the City of Cologne

On December 17, 2013 the Council of the City of Cologne decided to adopt a new concept for public toilets in Cologne. The aim of this toilet concept is to improve the provision of public toilets throughout the city. This also includes their integration into the cityscape, because only where there are clean and well-maintained toilets is the cityscape attractive to citizens and tourists. Furthermore, the focus is also on considering the concerns of people with disabilities in particular. The disabled toilets in Cologne can be used free of charge with a eurokey.

Costs for public toilets in Cologne

For some public toilets an amount of €0.50 is charged for their use. Many of the toilets are also available free of charge. Whether a toilet is free is stated in the information on the individual toilets on the page "Find toilets".  There you will also find information on the opening times and the type of toilets.

 

 

City toilets and urinals

City toilets and urinals

The new city toilets set up by AWB Köln are provided with the best available technology. Furthermore the toilets are fully accessible to people with physical disabilities. Usage fee per use is €0.50. For people in possession of a euro key, the use of the city toilets is free of charge. Most of the toilet facilities are equipped with a baby changing table and a free of charge urinal with separate access.

Toilets in public facilities

Toilets in public facilities

In addition to the city toilets, the people of Cologne and visitors to the City of Cologne can use toilets in public facilities. The search function will tell you in which public buildings there are freely accessible toilets. The toilets in the cemeteries are also open to the public. The use of these toilets is free.

 

 

"HappyToilet Cologne"

"HappyToilet Cologne"

As part of the HappyToilet Cologne-concept, restaurants and bars also make their toilets available to the public during their opening times. For this they receive an annual expense allowance and can also charge a fee of up to €1.00. In this programme there are also toilets that are accessible to the disabled - these are shown in the toilet search.

 

 

Toilets in green spaces and parks

Toilets in green spaces and parks

In the summer months (from the 1st of May to the 15th of September) there are free mobile toilet facilities available for visitors to the parks and green spaces in Cologne. The toilet search function can be used to find out whether there are currently any mobile toilets in parks and green spaces.