Fancy a souvenir to take back home with you? Forget about postcards or pins you won't ever look at again. Why don't you gift yourself with some favourite new records. These are the best stores in the heart of Cologne.
Perfect tour when combined with a little sightseeing just before heading to a live concert in the evening. After all, don't forget to have a snack and a break on your shopping way.
Start this walking subTOUR here at this nice gem in terms of record shops.
Nunk Music offers a nice selection of older and rare stuff plus excellent new vinyl. Check out their range of musical ranges and take your favourite piece back home with you. Take your time browsing the racks and taking a break before heading on to your long record store day.
Further southwards: this place is all about Rhythm & Blues, Rock ’n’ Roll, Country, Soul, Jazz, Beat as well as older tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Here at Good Moods Records, they also buy stuf. So why don't you bring your old records if you want to sell them.
Store tip: also check out Groove Attack just some steps away.
Quite near is your next stop on this subTOUR: Parallel Schallplatten is vinyl at its best, with all genres from Jazz, Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop to Reggae, Soundtracks, Country and Rock, Pop, or Indie. Whatever you are into, they will have something for you on stock.
Stay southbound and stroll through Cologne's streets until you arrive at Early Bird Records. They also offer a great range of records from all genres.
Walk until the southernmost point of this subTOUR, but it's worth it. Cologne based vinyl specialist Schallhandel is all about Rock & Pop, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock, Sixties, and Singer/Songwriter. Look for hidden gems in their racks.
Head back northwards to the inner city of Cologne. A-Musik was established in 1995, since then offering a huge range of records from all genres. Take your time browsing the racks to find your new favourite piece to take home with you.
Food tip: afterwards, why don't you take a break at famous Cologne based branch of Hard Rock Café. Try a hearty burger or a refreshing drink before heading on to the next recommended shopping spot.
Next one. On 500 sqm you will definitely find everything you've ever searched for. From CDs and vinyl up to games and much more - andrä is the place for you to get what you want. Also offering fair prices and a welcoming team.
Before immersing into your next record store experience, take your time for some essential sightseeing. Cologne Cathedral may be a crowded spot, but the detour is well worth it.
Afterwards, head on to lovely record store Black Diamond Records with its welcoming owner. Take your time to have a chat and find the new record of your choice.
Just some steps away is your final destination of this walking subTOUR: Underdog. This record store was established in 1997. Mainly focussing on Indie, Punk and Hardcore, but also offering a great selection of Hip Hop, Noise, Garage, or Metal. If you have some money left in your pocket, this is the last chance to buy some new records for bringing back home with you.