TV Shows & Stars
Cologne is the capital of German television crime thrillers, and the success rate in solving the crimes is 100 percent: In no other city do TV detective superintendents solve so many criminal cases every week, in »Tatort«, »SOKO Köln« or »Alarm für Cobra 11«.
Cologne's predominance on the TV screen becomes even more evident when it comes to soaps and series, the region accounting for almost one in three German TV productions. The Cologne based TV stations, first and foremost WDR and RTL with their estimated annual orders budget of 500 million Euro provide for intense activity in the studios. Be it in Hürth, in Ossendorf, in Bocklemünd or in Mülheim - every day stars are on camera and candidates are sweating in the quiz or in the Big Brother container. On guided tours of the studios and central control rooms, visitor groups can take a look behind the scenes of the TV world, for example in the studios of Magic Media Company MMC or nobeo in Hürth. WDR also offers studio tours on a regular basis. And who wants to stand in front of a camera can participate live in the production of a show or have themselves cast as supporting actors. Tickets are available in many ticket shops in Cologne or over the internet.
TV shows made in Cologne