Local nameSchildergasse
LocationCologne, Germany

The Schildergasse is a shopping street in central Cologne, Germany. With 13,000 people passing through it every hour, it is the busiest shopping street in Europe, according to a 2008 suey by GfK. The Schildergasse is a designated pedestrian zone and stretches for about 500 meters from the Hohe Straße at its eastern end to the Neumarkt at the western end.

The street dates back to Roman times, when it was the city's Decumanus Maximus. During the Middle Ages it was home to many artists who painted heraldic coats of arms, whence the street's name. Among today's landmarks on Schildergasse are the Atoniterkirche, the oldest Protestant church in Cologne, and Peek & Cloppenburg's Weltstadthaus, designed by Renzo Piano.

Tags Shopping StreetPedestrianShopping AreaCobblestone
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Address 70 Schildergasse, Köln 50667, Germany

Coordinates 50°56'11.427" N 6°57'11.211" E

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