Now in its 11th year, the international philosophy festival phil.COLOGNE presents voices and viewpoints from philosophy, science and academia, and politics. This year as well, our most extensive – and perhaps most diverse – festival programme to date will provide a stage for open discourse.

An opportunity to reflect on a world wracked by war and crisis, to contemplate the self burdened by the demands of the present, and to discuss disparate points of view so that we may each find our own – that has been and remains the intention of our festival.

We would like to thank all the guests on our stages, our audience and our supporters who make such a festival possible in the first place.
We are looking forward to insightful, stimulating and entertaining encounters and inspiring ideas for shaping our world and and how we can live in it together.

Your phil.COLOGNE Team


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finden Sie in unserer Festivalbuchhandlung.


An opportunity to come together for discussion and create a space for presenting and exploring current discourses, thus highlighting the timeliness and relevance of philosophical topics. Philosophy provides action options for individual and social co-existence as well as for shaping our future. The topics are as fundamental as they are multidimensional, and are always explored in an age-appropriate manner.
The children and youth programme of the phil.cologne 2022 is presented in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.


The phil.cologne has been actively promoting the participation of people with disabilities for several years. There are a wide variety of barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating in cultural life in a normal way. To change this, the phil.cologne offers a number of barrier-free events every year.

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