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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

  • 80%

    PhilosopherSteve

    Would Love to Return... Industrialized yet historically interesting city

    I was only in Cologne for a night, but I'd definitely return. Though industrialized and cluttered, the city maintains a lot of its historical and architectural charm. Can't say anything about the entertainment options, as I was only there for an afternoon and one early evening.

    Insider Tip:The Cathedral of Cologne is the biggest and most impressive church I've seen (including what I saw at Rome and anywhere else in Germany or CZ).

  • 80%

    ollie_44_999285

    Cologne, Germany

    I spent a week in Cologne and it was a great time. But on my recommendation unless you have a vehicle a week is too long for the city as a tourist. 3-4 days would be best and you get to see the whole city and then move on.

  • 60%

    ucmfowler

    Cologne was a decent time

    I spent three days in Cologne. The first night I spent it on a strip of bars and restaurants that was filled with "college" kids. It reminded me of my college years for sure lol. On two separate days I walked to the cathedral and it truly is breathtaking. I actually attended a church service on the Sunday that I was there. Im not religious but it gave me goosebumps (the good kind). Kolsch beer is very interesting and you will find no shortage of it around the city.

    Insider Tip:I took a "cologne free walk" and discovered hidden gems all around the city. This is a must. If I ever go back to Cologne it will be during "Carnival" because with three days I feel that I pretty much saw everything there is to see.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Cologne

    We went there for one day, and that was just enough. The romisch-germanisches museum, chocolate museum, and the cathedral were cool. We got to see a concert in the cathedral, and that was awesome.

    Insider Tip:Organ concerts on Tuesday nights

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Cologne (Köln)

    I was only here for one day, just passing through, but I did walk around the city a bit. It was very nice and pretty (and green!) and the people seemed very friendly. I also went to the Kölnisch Museum where the docent gave me a free tour because she wasn't very busy that day, so that was fun :)

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