Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

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About Cologne

About Cologne

Why Visit Cologne, Germany

Cologne is a huge and vibrant city in western Germany, located in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Being one of the oldest cities in the country, Cologne dates back to Roman times when it served as a colony of the emperor Claudius.

Nowadays, Cologne proudly bears the title of a major city of culture and art, as its old town houses numerous exhibition galleries, museums and concert venues. Moreover, it is the city where the famous Cologne carnival, fireworks festivals, annual fair of contemporary art (Art Сologne) and other colorful events regularly take place.

Did you know that Cologne ranks the second place in the world after New York by the number of galleries? So, modern Cologne is all about world-class cultural and products, unique Christmas markets, great shopping, and, to top it all, excellent beer.

The main hallmark of the city and gem of Cologne tourism sights is, indeed, the Cologne Cathedral. Also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, it is the largest one in Germany. This gorgeous Gothic Cathedral is known not only for its stunning facades but also for its fancy interiors with a fascinating ancient altar, amazing organ, and stained-glass windows.

Generally, Cologne is a city of beautiful churches. The most spectacular of them to include to your Cologne itinerary are: the Great Saint Martin Church, the Basilica of the Holy Apostles, and the St. Gereon's Basilica.

One more popular Cologne sight to involve in your trip plan to Germany is the City Hall Square in the heart of the Old Town. The facade of the modern City Hall is an amazing synthesis of an old building of the 15th century and a new extension, decorated with 124 stone statues. cologne tourism

Best Things to Do During Cologne Travel

  • Visit the imposign city-symbol Cologne Cathedral
  • Traverse the old town and the City Hall Square
  • Stop by a local brewery to taste Kolsch beer
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