The record-breaking event kicked off at 12:00 at the Jugendpark in Cologne where 8,162 attendees were greeted with a piece of cake and coffee by hostess Gisela - a.k.a. famous comedian Hape Kerkeling - for a day of star-studded entertainment on the Kruger stage.
Andre Puchta, Head of Kruger Communications said: "It seemed everybody had a wonderful time at the KrugerKranzchen and we can hardly find the words to express how happy we are to be the new record holders for largest coffee party. A big thank you to Guinness World Records for all the support - to the City of Cologne, its citizens, our partners and everybody attending this great event."
Admission to the event was free and visitors were able to enjoy their coffee and cake while Gisela chatted on stage with Katja Mitchell from the TV show "Zimmer Frei!" and Friede Patt of "Kaffeeklatsch." Music entertainment included "The Baseballs" and the great voices of the "Sven West Band." Cheerleaders from local football club "1. FC Koln" also showed off their skills along famous hypnotist PHARO.
Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Kristian Teufel, who was present to officially verify the achievement, said: "We congratulate the participants on their outstanding achievement and welcome Kruger in to the family of Guinness World Records."
The previous Guinness World Record of 4,585 participants at a coffee party in a single venue was achieved in London in 2008.