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World heritage site · Church
Cologne Cathedral , Cologne
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World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral is one of the country's most-visited landmarks. Its imposing spires are visible from many locations a
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Bridge
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At 409.2 m (1,342.5 ft) long, Hohenzollern Bridge serves as a major crossing over the Rhine river. Nearly 1,200 trains cross the river here e
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig , Cologne
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Catch the third-largest Picasso collection in the world (900 pieces!) at Museum Ludwig. This modern-art museum houses a collection of Pop Art
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Awarded: Best of the Best 2021 TripAdvisorDISCOVER UNKNOWN DETAILS OF COLOGNE + surprise gift!THE TOP EXPERIENCE: Welcome to your exciting journey through time through over 2000 years of city history, from the founding of the Roman city to today's Cologne. On this multi-award-winning experience, discover not only the obvious, but also the more hidden and therefore less well-known sights of the internationally known Rhine metropolis for visitors to Cologne ..."Unknown Details": Experience has shown that numerous tour visitors - even and especially people from Cologne - have got to know numerous new, previously unknown, fascinating backgrounds, places and details of Cologne during our tours ... Get to know the popular, cosmopolitan cathedral city with us know another way by discovering surprising and unexpected details that only a few people know about on this walking tour.
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Art Museum
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As one of the three major museums in Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum contains a gallery with fine art representing the medieval period to ea
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At NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, you can pay tribute to the victims of Nazi atrocities at Cologne's former Gestapo headquar

Cologne

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Churches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral. Its twin spires helped secure it a spot on the World Heritage list. Cologne was established nearly two millennia ago as the capital city of an ancient Roman province. This major cultural center is home to more than 30 renowned museums and hundreds of art galleries. The city's deep appreciation for fine art allows residents and tourists to experience a wide range of exhibits from showcases of local archeological artifacts to interactive exhibits of contemporary graphics to modern sculpture. Regarded as one of the nation's most liberal and diverse cities, Cologne thrives as an ever-expanding media, tourism, and business hotspot. Reduced to rubble at the end of World War II, Cologne now boasts a cityscape of ancient Roman walls, restored medieval churches, and avant-garde structures. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Germany fast, fun, and easy.

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Where to stay in Cologne

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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