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  • 1. Personal Memories and Impressions

    Although the football club haven't got a particular cup victory since 1983, the FC Köln supporters love their teams from the bottom of their hearts. It is a MUST to attend to any game of 1.FC Köln in...

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  • 2. Old Town/Altstadt

    The old core of the town, called Altstadt, is undoubtelly the most charming part of the town. It is situated along the bank of the river Rhein and in the close vicinity of the Dom. The Altstadt is...

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  • 3. Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral)

    In 1964, when I left my children with my mother and went to meet my husband's ship in Europe, I sent periodic postcards to my daughter. This one had two 20 DM stamps The Cathedral is the...

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  • 4. Tourist Information

    The city's main tourist office is the Köln Tourismus building at Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1 (Tel.+49 (0) 221.22 13 04 00) just across the road from the Dom/Hauptbahnhof U-bahn station. Here you can get...

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  • 5. Rhein/Rhine

    Don't forget to cross at least one bridge in the city centre for great views of the city centre riverbanks from the opposite side. In fact, there are also some fun places to explore here, not just the...

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  • 6. Useful Information

    And... it's only 4 euros for 24 hours. What an excellent thing this is, meet Schliebfach Automat 8, my new best friend. Sometimes you find yourself in a city with time to spare but you can't have a...

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  • 7. Things to do

    Cologne is very densely built city and there are very few unbuilt places in the city center. Of course, the Rhine and its embankments make a large unbuilt corridor that offers opportunities for...

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  • 8. Churches

    Cologne is a living city, in every sense of the word. Whilst the old city has been painstakingly rebuilt the modern city is ever-changing. The best known churches have been around for hundreds of...

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  • 9. Shopping

    go SHOPPING at Germany's longest roofed shopping mall right here in this city. I can't think of a better place to shop for German brand products than here. Man, I could hardly believe that German...

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  • 10. Food and Drink

    Kölsch is both the name for the local dialect and beer, and indeed both have in common that they are rather smooth and soft in their outcome. Whereas Kölsch looks like a lager type beer, its...

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  • 11. Karneval

    one week a year the whole city of Cologne goes crazy. It´s Carneval time with party from thursday morning (Weiberfastnacht) until the following tuesday night when the "Nubbel" must burn. 6 nights and...

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  • 12. Museums

    The building by the Rhine river houses the chocolate museum: you can learn about the cocoa plant , see tropical trees in the greenhouse, look how the machines make and package chocolates, taste...

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  • 13. Events

    You should visit the Popkomm' and the 'Ringfest' in August in the city. Every year there is a big music fair and beside this fair is the 'Ringfest'. There are many stages where you can see and listen...

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  • 15. My fondest memories of Cologne

    Every place we visit memorable is by something that is deeply etched in our memory. Some words autimatically invoke the memory of the city that we wisited, so...

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  • 16. Cologne Flood Protection

    As you wander along the west bank of the river you'll notice the blue-painted pipes leading into the water. You'll also come across the little tower pictured...

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  • 17. Finding Your Way Around

    Cologne is an excellent city for wandering. The old centre is pretty much given over to pedestrians and cyclists and both banks of the river have foot and cycle...

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  • 18. Deutz

    The suburb of Deutz, once a separate town, is situated on the opposite bank of the Rhine. Cologners call Deutz the “schäl Sick”, the “crooked side”, with an...

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  • 19. Cologne (Köln) Pub Guide

    Here is the link to a very thorough guide to the pubs, beer halls, and beer gardens of Cologne. I don't claim any credit for the guide, but I am including it as...

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  • 20. Ancient Roman City

    Cologne is an ancient city dating back perhaps as early as 38 BC when the Roman Empire established a colony here and it came to be known as Colonia Claudia Ara...

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  • 21. Edith Stein memorial

    Edith Stein, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1998, was a German nun who was killed at Auschwitz. She was born into an Orthodox Jewish family,...

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  • 22. Claes Oldenburg strikes again!

    Pop up ages well, I think, at least it does when it's executed by a master like Oldenburg. Here in Cologne he's dropped one of his trademark oversized objects -...

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  • 23. SUMMERJAM: Camping

    The camping area is really crowded, so I would recomend to go there at least a pair of days before the festival starts, on wednesday. We arrived on thursday...

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  • 24. SUMMERJAM: Toilets

    You have two options if you have to go to the toilet:1-. Chemical Toilets: There are located everywhere all around the lake. The problem is that they aren´t too...

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  • 25. Colonia - Cologne - Koeln

    Cologne is one of the oldest towns in Germany, founded by Romans to marked the border between the Roman Empire and the lands of hostile Germanic tribes. The...

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