Cologne Pocket Guide

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The Gothic Kölner Dom Cathedral towers over Cologne, a city found in the west of Germany along the banks of the River Rhine. Home to around a million people, Cologne boasts a large number of top attractions, from modern art galleries to a chocolate museum. Here you'll also come across innumerable bars and restaurants, perfect to revive yourself in after a long day of sightseeing.

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  • Cheap Eats Find out where to go to get your hands on local specialities like 'Halver Hahn', tasty international cuisine and lots more.
  • Don't Miss From the impressive Kölner Dom to the unusual Schokoladenmuseum, here you'll find information about all the best things to do in this city.
  • Cologne for Free Strolling across the Hohenzollern Bridge is only one of the great things you can do for free in Cologne.
  • A Day in Cologne... Check out our guide to the perfect day in Cologne. From food to fun, we've got all the information you need

Cologne City Reviews

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    Most shops closed during Christmas

    Unluckily, most shops closed when we arrived on 24 Dec 2015. The Christmas market has already closed.

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    Two days in Cologne

    Many beautiful Chrismas markets with different themes. It's very pleasant walking and listening chrismas music by street musicians. It is also a great place for shopping and for culture with many churches.

    Insider Tip:Go during Christmas markets and don't forget your credit card for cheap cosmetics.

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    Loving Cologne

    It is the perfect spot for a chill out break that has everything to offer. Visited the Cologne Dome, Farina Fragrance Museum, Chocolate Museum and walked on the love lock bridge.

    Insider Tip:Check the times for tours especially if you are looking for English tours as they are often only available once a day to a limited number of tourists. Make advance booking. We nearly missed the fragrance museum tour.

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    1-2 Days is enough to explore Cologne

    I spent a day in Cologne and it was enough to visit all the attractions in the City Center including shopping! The price is relative cheaper than other city in Germany. Beautiful Köln!

    Insider Tip:You have to visit twice for Cologne Cathedral (Dom), Old St Albans, and Hohenzollern Bridge. You can see and feel the different view when daytime and nighttime :)

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    Beer, beer , beer

    Beautiful old town that can be easily explored on foot. Lots of reaturants and bars serving the traditional Kölsch beer in 0.2 Liter glasses that waitors are very quick to constantly top up.

    Insider Tip:Head to the Tower across the Bridge from the trainstation, 3 euros gets you to the top for the most spectacular 360 degree view over the cityscape

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