The Gothic cathedral with its two towers attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to the 2,000-year-old city on the Rhine every day. The striking Cologne landmark with the Epiphany Shrine in it is the prominent center of a rich cultural and gastronomic offer. Numerous museums, impressive historical buildings such as the Hohenzollern Bridge, the many testimonies of the Roman past and the wide range of events make the former Roman city of Colonia the cultural center of the Rhineland. In this guide we show you what you shouldn't miss when visiting Cologne.
Things to do in Cologne
Places to eat
The cathedral city's Rhenish joie de vivre is reflected in a wide range of gastronomic offerings. Quaint breweries serve hearty Rhenish specialties in addition to the Kölsch brewed there. The numerous restaurants and bars are flanked by a cultivated tradition of cafés.
In the rich Cologne event calendar you will find a large selection of high-quality offers in every season. Here you will also meet the stars of the music and entertainment industry. The all-over event is of course the Cologne Carnival.