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Historic Old Town, Cologne

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Historic Old Town is located in Cologne. By using our Cologne family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Historic Old Town and other attractions in Cologne.
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  • The city was completely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, which left only the Cathedral is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thus the "old" city is still new having been completely rebuilt. Despite not having a rich artistic heritage, it still has its own atmosphere and personality. The Center is a triumph of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs. Very pretty the area along the Rhine, with a slew of clubs more or less typical (very touristic most). Deserves the boat tour to 10 euros an hour or so poor, relax after a long walk and get some Sun as time allows. Also the city overview, the 28th floor, from one of the towers of Cologne, normally office locations (adult ticket 3 euro).
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  • Wander through the old town is cozy. Narrow streets, old houses, nice façades, images, surprising churches, it's all there. In addition, there is the busy and those who want to relax can be found on the Rhine side have a terrace.
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  • If after work or after shopping or after a museum visit: in Cologne's old town with its diverse eateries, you can spend hours relax
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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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