Things to do in Cologne

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.

 

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Attractions

In addition to the Cologne Cathedral with the Epiphany Shrine, discover the many other historical sights from the 2,000-year history of the city with its origins in Roman times.

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Activities

Whether sunny or rainy, the diverse range of leisure activities in Cologne makes it easy to find suitable excursion destinations with a high fun factor in every season.

 

 

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Culture

Cologne is a top-class cultural metropolis. The many museums, the concerts, the theater, the opera and the Philharmonic take you into enriching historical, artistic or musical worlds and make your visit to Cologne an unforgettable experience.

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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.

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Nightlife

Cologne's nightlife in the old town districts is legendary. In the numerous cozy bars and clubs you will find something for every taste at a late hour. Whether sociable, musical or exuberant, Kölsch is the common denominator in beer glasses everywhere.

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Shopping

The diverse range in Cologne's shopping streets makes the cathedral city one of the most popular shopping centers in Germany. In addition to the large retail chains, many small shops enrich the shopping experience with creative and individual products.

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Events

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.

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Cologne Carnival

Freiburg is the capital of the Black Forest – explore green forests, picturesque villages, relaxing health spas and the peaks of the Black Forest itself. Plus, find all the cuckoo clocks you could ever want.

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Amusement Park

Discover the amusement parks at the gates of Cologne: Phantasialand attracts visitors with its spectacular roller coasters like the Black Mamba. The Movie Park also has fun and action for the whole family.

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