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.
Do 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 is, indeed, Cologne Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, which 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 Germany is a city of beautiful churches. The most spectacular of them include:
- Great Saint Martin Church
- Basilica of the Holy Apostles
- St. Gereon's Basilica