How could you NOT go to the Dom? It's spires are visible from so many points in the city. In fact, I recommend staying in a hotel near to it so you can use those spires as a guide to get you home when... more
I just loved walking around Old Town Cologne; it's just so beautiful! There are so many colorful buildings, plazas and little streets to wander around and I would keep finding one area or building... more
&CBThe Imhof Schokoladen museum was opened by Hans Imhof in 1993. It is situated in the quarter of Altstadt - Sud on the Rheinauhafen peninsula. The museum exibits show of the entire history of... more
Cologne's zoo is a about a mile outside of the city center, but it's well worth a taxi/tram ride for those exploring the city on foot. They have a great selection of animals, and all of them seem... more
Cologne's city hall is the oldest functioning building of its kind in Germany. It's certainly one of the most distinctive. The rathaus was built in the 12th century. Its Renaissance arcade loggia was... more
The 4711 house is where the perfume 4711 started, originally a health drink. A carillon plays at regular times. The number 4711 is the house number from when houses did not have street names in the... more
It is crowded in and outside the shops. It's full with Malls, shopping centers, little and bigger shops for quality clothes and different stuff. There are also many places for fast food like classic... more
The Bridge of love is the easiest way to reach the Cathedral if you are n the other side of Rheine, it's also the railway bridge. Why it's called Love bridge – because of the many love padlocks... more
According to a (badly written) sign at the tower:
"It was the north-western tower of the Roman fortifications.
The only tower of the city wall built from 50 A.D. following the elevation of Cologne... more
Explore the past at the Roman/Germanic Museum. This museum houses an impressive collection of Roman artifacts ranging from dinnerware to weaponry, and everything in between. There are statues, tile... more
Open from April to October each year - the service begins at 10.00 and continues to 18.00 each evening. It was an excellent experience and although a little windy, the service was comfortable and... more
The Hohenzollernbrucke is easily the most memorable bridge in Cologne. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as it is utilized by the countless incoming/outgoing trains. On the rails of... more
St. Maria Himmelfarht (Assumption of Mary Church), the only big Baroque styled church in Cologne was built by Christoph Wamser for the Jesuit order and first completed in 1715. The interior of the... more
Museum Ludwig is a modern art museum with a very impressive collection. Artists include Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali, among many others. I loved my visit here, and... more
The Frueh is a very well known local brewery-pub where the local beer "Koelsch" is served to throngs of hot tired weary tourists in summer and the more appreciative locals the rest of the year!
If the weather is good, take a walk through the Rheinpark and catch a cable car to the Zoo.
Start by crossing the river on the Hohenzollernbrücke and when you get to the end, go down the steps on the... more
I took all of this pictures in different times and days and the aspect of the object amazingly changes under the light conditions. The bell tower of Gross Sankt Martin looks almost alike to a castle,... more
When I travel I tend to make notes about things I see and places I visit. My notes relating to this museum, say that it has been created and curated in a very German way. I think this relates to the... more
The Arena is in located in the proximity of Messe/Deutz S-Bahn train station. It is easy to find, since it is the only tall building in the area (blue, cyllindrical shape). The views from the top are... more
The christmas markets in cologne can fill up a day and, in my opinion, quite interesting. There's everything from jewelrey and handy crafts to bratwurst and beer. The prices are pretty affordable too. more
I was in Cologne once before but it was just a short time staying for a dinner, somwhere in the outskirts of the town. It was very good Italian seafood restaurant and I was hoping to find it again but...
Cologne proudly introduces itself as Germany's oldest city. Its famous Cathedral still attracts millions of modern pilgrims making it the most visited monument in Germany. Situated at the crossroads...