Restored 13th-century gate that was part of the city wall featuring towers & Cologne’s coat of arms. The Hahnentor, a majestic gateway steeped in history and charm, stands as a timeless symbol of Cologne’s rich heritage. Adorned with intricate details and crowned by a proud rooster, it welcomes visitors to explore the wonders of the city beyond. As you pass through its ancient arches, you are transported to a bygone era, where tales of knights and nobles echo through the cobblestone streets. The Hahnentor’s weathered facade bears witness to centuries of triumphs and tribulations, each crack and crevice telling a story of resilience and fortitude.

Today, the Hahnentor serves as more than just a gateway; it is a testament to Cologne’s enduring spirit and unwavering pride. Its presence reminds us of the city’s storied past and vibrant present, inviting all who encounter it to embark on a journey of discovery and wonder. So, take a moment to admire this architectural marvel, and let its timeless beauty inspire you to explore the treasures that lie within Cologne’s historic walls.

“Rubbedidupp, Gardiste op de Päd!”

Is the guiding principle of our Honorary Guard of the City of Cologne. I cordially invite you to learn more about our traditional corps. Here, you will find much of interest! Perhaps we can inspire you to join us for one of our events or activities. For it is always worthwhile to celebrate with us. As the cavalry corps in the Cologne Carnival, we not only uphold cherished traditions but also embrace the modern visions of today. So, I wish you much joy as you peruse our green-yellow pages!

Warm regards,


Hans-Georg Haumann

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