Cologne Things to Do

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  • 1. Cologne Cathedral/ Kölner Dom

    Cologne's cathedral (Kölner Dom) is one of the most impressive and also biggest churches in Germany. It may even be the biggest one if consider its size and not its height, but I'm not sure about...

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  • 2. Old Town

    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...

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  • 3. Rhine/ Rhein

    Photos: 1. Boats on the Rhine River 2. Boats and the railroad bridge 3. Barge going under the Deutzer Bridge From Cologne there are plenty of opportunities to take excursion boats on the Rhine...

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  • 4. Imhoff-Stollwerck Chocolate Museum

    &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...

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  • 5. Zoo and Aquarium

    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...

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  • 6. Museums

    I was flabbergasted by this museum. The building, the collection, the lay-out, the sounds, - please take time to listen to the noise -, rooms in one word amazing. Visitors become part of the...

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  • 7. City gates and walls

    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...

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  • 8. Römisch-Germanisches Museum

    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...

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  • 9. Town Hall/ Rathaus

    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...

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  • 10. 4711 House

    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...

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  • 11. Bridges of Cologne

    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...

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  • 12. City Centre Shopping

    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...

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  • 13. Wallraff-Richartz Museum/ Museum Ludwig

    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...

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  • 14. Churches

    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...

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  • 15. Seilbahn (Cable Car)

    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...

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  • 16. Hohenzollern Brücke

    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...

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  • 17. Parks and Gardens

    The origin of the Melaten cemetery is a medieval leper asylum - the deceased were buried here. Also, an executioners square in the vicinity supplying the cemetery with more corpses. In the late 18th...

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  • 18. Food and Drink

    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! It's...

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  • 19. Groß St. Martin

    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,...

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  • 20. Christmas Markets

    Cologne has six Christmas markets, one of the most interesting is the medieval one at the Chocolate Museum. You have to pay an entrance fee, 2 Euro per adult, children smaller than a sword are...

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  • 21. Köln Arena

    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...

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  • 22. Domplatte

    Went there today to visite the Edward Hopper exhibition. Despite this temporary exhibition, only till 9 January, you can see many other interesting art works.

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  • 23. Deutsches Sport und Olympiamuseum

    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...

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  • 24. Events

    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.

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  • 25. Claudius Therme

    This place looks amazing, I spotted it when we were coming into land(?!) in the Rhine park after our cablecar adventure! After seeing it, I heard from various people in our hostel that it was...

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