Historic Old Town, Cologne

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  • Went for a late evening walk from our hotel to the Cathedral. Absolutely every bar was crowded with people enjoying a drink. Very jovial atmosphere. Nothing threatening though Police were walking arou...  more »
  • Very attractive with old buildings although most of them were rebuilt in original style after the 1939-45 war. Some good roman remains and of course lots of places to eat and drink. It is less expensi...  more »
  • The old town is actually very modern. There are a lot of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops galore. Above all, a place for shopping. However, there are some beautiful places and facades to discover at the corner of the streets.
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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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