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The 7 Best Burgers In Cologne

The simple hamburger is easily one of the tastiest creations in the world; juicy, meaty and always reliable, it’s a relief for fellow greedy guts to know that the very best burgers in Cologne are top class.

From the huge and monstrous burgers full of toppings; street vendors cooking up simple patties right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take on this American snack. We’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody.

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1. Die Fette Kuh

Die Feiterally translates as “the fat cow” which is exactly what these burgers are. Fat, plump and utterly delicious. They try to make everything fresh and in-house, apart from a few branded condiments – ‘cos you need a bit of proper ketchup and mustard in your life.

2. Freddy Schilling – Die Hamburger Manufaktur

Freddy Schilling was one of the great German burger pioneers, inspiring these fresh homemade burgers in two locations in Cologne. The toppings are piled high and bursting full of flavour. The only tricky part is fitting it all in your mouth in one go!

3. Fräulein Herborths

These talented ladies are making burgers with lots of love and serving them with some delicious beers. As they say themselves though, there are a huge selection of burgers for both men and women. Sure doesn’t everyone love burgers?

A fun and lively place to hang out and get some food on the go.

4. Beef Brothers

Beef Brothers started off its (very tasty) life as a food truck, and now has a permanent home in Cologne and Dusseldorf. For a serious feast order the “Ol’ Dirty Bastard”, which is topped with gorgonzola cheese, bacon and fries.

The secret to the great meat? The juicy meat is not fried, but grilled on lava stone.

best burgers Cologne

5. Hornochse

For amazingly juicy burgers served up in a funky space, make your way to Hornochse. One bite of these beauties and you’ll agree that they’re some of the best burgers in Colgone.

As well as the regular menu, keep an eye out for their tempting burgers of the week. Recent toppings include orange chutney, chorizo, cheddar, salad, tomato, onion and home pickled cucumber (below).

best burgers Cologne

6. Bunte Burger

Bunte Burger is a super spot that serves up only vegan and organic food, with unconventional burger creations. They taste delicious, with choices such a protein burger. It comes with homemade hemp pesto, freshly baked radish, tomatoes, homemade bean Patty, Portobello Bacon ‘n’ tofu egg, radish cress and other treats.

These really are burgers you can feel good about – even their packaging is 100% biodegradable!

best burgers Cologne

7. Karl Hermann’s

Karl Hermann’s make an art out of making good burgers and pour so much love and devotion into each burger, that you’ll be addicted as soon as you taste one of their magical creations.  The beef is local and organic, with buns from a nearby bakery.

Big, thick patties that are super juicy with toppings to die for.

best burgers Cologne

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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