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Köln Marathon

Köln Marathon in Cologne.

Oct 1, 2023 → Oct 1, 2023

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Rated 4.9 by 456,491+ people

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Köln Marathon 2023

When the first Sunday of October rolls around, the vibrant city of Cologne buzzes with heightened excitement and anticipation. This is the day when the streets come alive with an electrifying energy, an amalgamation of history, athleticism, and community spirit, all centered around one monumental event: the Köln Marathon. Set to take place on October 1st this year, the Köln Marathon promises an experience filled with jubilant atmospheres, heart-pounding races, and an exploration of the city's historic and modern marvels. Here's why this marathon is a must-visit on your sporting calendar.

A Race Through Time: The Highlights of the Köln Marathon

The Köln Marathon is not just a race; it is a celebration of endurance, determination, and the vibrant culture of this ancient city. As you traverse through the race route, you'll pass by majestic landmarks such as the Cologne Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece with centuries of history woven into its very foundations. The marathon also features lively entertainment spots dotted throughout, where local bands and groups perform, adding a festive tone to the race.

But what makes the Köln Marathon truly worthwhile is the camaraderie and the spirit of unity that it fosters. Runners from all walks of life come together to challenge themselves, support one another, and soak in the euphoria that the marathon brings. The atmosphere is nothing short of electric, a testament to Cologne's warm and welcoming community.

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When participating in or witnessing such a grand event, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety and security of your belongings. This is where Bounce steps in to enhance your Köln Marathon experience. As the world's largest luggage storage platform, Bounce provides a simple, affordable, and secure solution for all your storage needs.

Imagine not having to carry your heavy bags around as you cheer on the runners or prepare for the race yourself. With Bounce, you can easily store your items nearby, freeing you to immerse fully in the marathon experience. Moreover, for those who plan to explore Cologne's renowned attractions before or after the race, Bounce offers the perfect opportunity to do so without the burden of luggage. By entrusting your belongings with Bounce, you get your day back to enjoy the Köln Marathon to the fullest.

Exploring Cologne: A Journey of Discovery

Apart from the marathon, the city offers a plethora of experiences that cater to every interest. From visiting the iconic Cologne Cathedral to strolling along the picturesque Rhine River, Cologne promises an unforgettable adventure. Be sure not to miss the vibrant local markets, the historic Old Town, and the rich array of museums showcasing art and history.

For a comprehensive guide to all the unmissable spots in the city, make sure to visit the city's main site, your go-to resource for planning the perfect trip.


As the sun sets on October 1st, the Köln Marathon will leave you with cherished memories, a spirit of accomplishment, and a deeper appreciation for this splendid city. Whether you're a runner or a spectator, make the most of your visit by ensuring a hassle-free experience with Bounce luggage storage and delve deep into the wonders Cologne has to offer. It's not just a race; it's a celebration of community, history, and the magic that is Cologne.

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All you need to know

  • How many km is a half marathon?

    A half marathon is 21.1 kilometers. If you're interested in participating in Koln Marathon 2023, it's essential to prepare for this distance.

  • Is it hard to get into the Koln Marathon?

    The Koln Marathon is a popular event, but it's generally accessible for runners who register early. The participant limit for the half marathon is 14,999, and registration is available via the official website

  • Where is the start point of the Koln Marathon?

    The starting point for the Koln Marathon 2023 is in Deutz, in front of Otto Square (Ottoplatz). It's advisable to arrive early to navigate through the starting area smoothly. If you are participating, it is likely you will need a place to store your belongings while you run. You can do so with Bounce, the world’s largest luggage storage network.

  • When to register for Koln Marathon 2024?

    While specific registration dates for the Koln Marathon 2024 are not yet available, it's recommended to register as early as possible to secure your spot. Online registrations for the past editions were open until the day before race day, provided the participant limit had not been reached.

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