For the 24th time, lit.COLOGNE is opening its doors, and this in turbulent times. In a world facing major challenges, we are taking a clear stance against anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews and are delighted that Michel Friedman and Robert Habeck, two important voices in the current debate, will be opening what is probably the most comprehensive lit.COLOGNE of all time.
We have extended the duration of the festival by one day in order to offer you even more inspiring events:


Diverse, with great literature from Germany and the world, with current discourses, with events for all ages, we want to celebrate literature, provide orientation and bring great entertainment to the stages.

We look forward to your visit!

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Yotam Ottolenghi: The Comfort Tour.


Er ist einer der bekanntesten und einflussreichsten Köche und Gastronomen weltweit und verfasste 9 Kochbücher, die alle zu Bestsellern wurden. Nach seinen bahnbrechenden Erfolgskochbüchern „Simple“ und „Flavour“ erscheint im Herbst mit Comfort das bislang persönlichste Werk von Yotam Ottolenghi.
Der in Israel aufgewachsene Wahlbrite tritt zum ersten Mal in Deutschland auf und stellt einzigartige Rezepte aus der Welt des Desserts vor... mehr.

05 November 2024, 19:30 Uhr
Confex Saal, Messe Köln
Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.


lit.kid.COLOGNE celebrates reading!

For and with children and young people, in the mornings for school classes and at weekends in the family program and at lit.ComingOfAge.

lit.kid.COLOGNE encourages people to read, think and talk. Authors and other interesting and interested personalities read, talk and discuss with children and young people at eye level, taking them with them to cross familiar horizons and discover new worlds of reading.

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The lit.COLOGNE strives to be as inclusive as possible.

For years now, the lit.COLOGNE has been actively working to enable persons with disabilities to participate. There is a wide range of barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating normally in cultural events. In its efforts to change this, the phil.cologne offers multiple fully-accessible and improved-access events every year.

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