Rhine panoramic view


This lively city on the Rhine offers a wealth of cultural activities and numerous major events. Attractions such as Cologne Cathedral, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city’s 12 large Romanesque churches create an unforgettable impression on visitors. Furthermore, the cathedral city of Cologne is home to many museums and galleries that present top-class art treasures of all styles and from all epochs. Cologne is richer in diversity, and more vital and lovable than virtually any of Germany’s other big cities.


Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

The cathedral is not only the center and heart of Cologne but also the number one attraction in Germany with more than 6 million visitors per year. With its approximately 160 meters high towers it is the third highest cathedral in the world.

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Museum Ludwig and cathedral

Ludwig Museum

The Ludwig Museum was founded in 1976 when the married couple Ludwig gifted the city of Cologne their collection of modern art. Besides an extensive collection of Russian Avantgarde paintings and several hundred works by Pablo Picasso the museum shows the biggest collection of pop art outside the USA.

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Rheinauhafen marina

Chocolate Museum

The most popular museum in Cologne is located at the Rheinauhafen: The Chocolate Museum tells the 5000 year old cultural history of chocolate. You can even watch how they produce their own chocolate or snack from the chocolate fountain, which is always filled with 200 kg of fresh liquid Lindt chocolate.

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House of 4711

In the flagship store of the world-famous Cologne fragrance brand "4711", you can refresh yourself at any time at a fragrance fountain with ´Real Cologne Water´, and museum tours about the history of fragrance are also offered. Alternatively, the popular fragrance seminar offers another great experience.

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Alter Markt © Jens Korte

Brewery culture

The „Cologne way of life“ and an extraordinary local patriotism, which the people of Cologne like to celebrate extensively, can be found especially in the Cologne breweries. Communication is uncomplicated, people celebrate and drink the local beer "Kölsch" together. The waiter, called "Köbes“, serves typical Rhenish dishes.

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