Things to see and do - Cologne
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Cologne, one of the largest cities in Germany, is an important business centre and the capital of the German television industry. As well as its famous eau-de-cologne, renowned since the 16C, the city is known for its lively carnival which has a non-stop party atmosphere enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. The two black spires of the cathedral have become the symbols of the city.
Tourist attractions Cologne : Things to see and do
Roncalliplatz D - 50667 Köln
In 1164, Frédéric Barberousse offered the city of Cologne some Relics of the Wise Kings from Milan. Since then, pilgrims have come here. In 1248, a new cathedral was begun, inspired by those in Paris, Reims and Amiens. Its construction lasted more th..
Heinrich-Böll-Platz D - Köln
20C art takes pride of place in this museum. The Expressionist movement is charted in detail and particular attention is paid to German art in the inter-war period. The Surrealist section has works by Max Ernst, born in Brühl, near Cologne. Important..
Obenmarspforten D - Köln
This unique collection of medieval paintings from Cologne culminates in the late-Gothic works by Stefan Lochner and his contemporaries. The German, Italian, Flemish and Dutch Schools represented bear witness to the pan-European dimension of religious..
Kleine Budengasse 15 D - 50667 Cologne
Prix Prices from : 74 €
This privately run 3-star hotel in the heart of Cologne’s historic centre is just a short walk from key destinations including the world-famous Cathedral, old town hall, and main railway station. The cosy Hotel Krone is conveniently located to the..
Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz 1 D - 50667 KOELN
Prix Prices from : 115 €
"The Hotel Mondial am Dom Cologne - MGallery Collection is located in the heart of the old town. Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine, the exhibition center, the shopping streets, a host of museums and other attractions are only a stone's throw away. Th..
Unter Taschenmacher 18-20 D - 50677 Cologne
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs and views of Cologne Cathedral are offered at this central hotel, a 5-minute walk from Cologne Main Station. A hearty breakfast buffet awaits guests every morning in Am Museum’s rustic breakfast hall. A range of re..
Leisure activities Cologne
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An afternoon cruise on the Rhine whilst enjoying relaxing live music, coffee and hot waffles is sure to make you smile, before or after you stroll around the renowned Cologne Christmas Markets. Highlights Travel by boat and see the sights fr..
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Travel from Cologne/Bonn International Airport to your Cologne City Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Highlights Airport transfer When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and you..
An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day cruises on the Rhine and Moselle rivers for one whole day. The extensive and reliable timetable enables you to disembark as of..
Am Frankenturm 5 D - 50667 Köln
This restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Maier and Tobias Becker, two ambitious young men with a passion for cooking and a feel for combining tastes and flavours. Their speciality is homemade pasta. The best place to eat in summer is the terrace with..
Rheinbergstr. 49 D - 51143 Köln - Porz-Langel
The menu at Piccolo offers a range of dishes all cooked with fresh produce and a regional accent. Try the potato soup with black pudding or the roast beef and onions with vegetables and sautéed potatoes. You can even put together your own three-cours..
Alteburgerstr. 31 D - 50678 KÖLN
This street corner brasserie is everything it should be - warm, friendly and down-to-earth. All the food on offer is based on good quality ingredients; try the fish soup with pan-fried scallops or the 'steak frites'. The delicious desserts include cr..
Komödienstr. 50 D - 50667 Köln
The cuisine pays homage to the classic French dishes created by famous three-star chefs of the 1960s and 70s ('impromptu salad', scallops with julienne vegetables, crêpes Gil Blas). You can create your own three-course meal - it costs the same whatev..
Komödienstr. 50 D - 50667 Köln
Jean-Claude Bado cooks in a classic yet modern style, preparing dishes that are expressive, aromatic and perfectly balanced - using only the finest ingredients of course. If you fancy a bottle of good (French) wine to accompany your meal, you can rel..
Domplatz/Trankgasse 1 D - 50667 KÖLN
If you have a taste for high quality Asian cuisine, you should try the dishes served in this minimalist-style restaurant by a largely Asian kitchen team headed up by chef Mirko Gaul. His European roots are also evident in the authentic fare. The 6-co..
Tunisstr. 3 D - 50667 KÖLN
Roberto Carturan is following in the footsteps of this father, Alfredo, and his authentic Italian cuisine. Fresh and unfussy dishes, each a tribute to high quality ingredients simply combined. Wait for the waiter's suggestions as you take your seat. ..
Krefelder Str. 25 D - 50670 Köln
Liliane and Vincent Moissonnier are French and know all there is to know about French brasserie style. Not surprising then that this lively and uncomplicated restaurant has carved out quite a reputation for itself in Cologne. It serves the creative c..
Kaygasse 2 D - 50676 Köln
This impressive building is once again the site of a gourmet restaurant. High up on the 11th floor Mathias Maucher and his team serve modern cuisine with regional accents in an elegant setting with a wonderful view.