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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.

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Tourist attractions Cologne : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended


    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..

  • Ludwig Museum Recommended Recommended


    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..

  • Roman Germanic Museum Recommended Recommended

    Roncalliplatz 4

    Capital of the Roman province of Lower Germany, Cologne was a very prosperous place between the 1 and 4C. Here, reminders of that period include the Mosaics of Dionysos and the Philosophers. But the museum is famous for its Mausoleum of Lucius Public..

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Hotels Cologne

  • Hotel Krone

    Kleine Budengasse 15 D - 50667 Cologne

    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..

  • Hotel An der Philharmonie Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Große Neugasse 36 - 38 D - 50667 Cologne

    Prix Prices from : 69 €

    This hotel in the heart of Cologne’s historic centre enjoys immediate proximity to the world-famous cathedral and main railway station. Wake up to your room's contemporary, unpretentious ambience and enjoy the views of Cologne’s historic centre. L..

  • CityClass Hotel Europa am Dom

    Am Hof 38-46 D - 50667 Cologne

    This hotel in central Cologne offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms. Hotel Europa am Dom is 150 metres from Cologne Cathedral and the Roman-Germanic Museum. There is free Wi-Fi in all areas. The classic-style rooms at the CityClass Hotel Europa am D..

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Leisure activities Cologne

  • Prices from : 32 €

    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..


    Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access to many of the city’s major attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral, and during your cruise, you'll see top sights and learn a..


    Relax on a 3-hour Rhine River dinner cruise, enjoying panoramic views of Cologne as you dine on a buffet of regional specialties, including drinks. While floating down the river – Germany's second largest – you'll experience Cologne from a unique van..

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Restaurants Cologne

  • maiBeck Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Himmel un Äd Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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.

  • taku Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Domplatz/Trankgasse 1 D - 50667 KÖLN

    If you have a taste for high quality Southeast Asian cuisine, you should try the dishes served in this bright, minimalist-style restaurant by a largely Asian kitchen team headed up by chef Mirko Gaul. Interestingly, his European roots are also eviden..

  • Ox & Klee Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Richard-Wagner-Str. 20 D - 50674 Köln

    A great place to eat fresh modern cuisine, Ox & Klee is an intimate little restaurant run by a friendly, welcoming couple. She takes charge front of house, while he works in the kitchen preparing ambitious dishes for his à la carte and surprise menus..

  • Metzger & Marie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Kasparstr. 19 D - 50667 Köln

    A trained butcher and a former dancing girl from the Rhenish carnival serve traditional fare at this restaurant. Wiener schnitzel, marinated pot roast and a vegetarian option are on the menu, all accompanied by good German and Austrian wines. These a..

  • Le Moissonnier Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    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..

  • Alfredo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Tunisstr. 3 D - 50667 KÖLN

    Roberto Carturan is following unashamedly in the footsteps of this father, Alfredo, and his authentic Italian cuisine. His food is fresh and unfussy, each dish a tribute to high quality ingredients simply combined. Wait for the waiter's suggestions a..

  • Piccolo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rheinbergstr. 49 D - 51143 Köln - Porz-Langel

    In his second restaurant Hütter cooks regional cuisine with the occasional nod to his Austrian roots. Simply combine the various dishes to create the three-course meal of your choice that always costs the same whatever you choose. Calves' kidneys are..

  • basilicum Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Am Weidenbach 33 D - 50667 Köln

    A very dedicatedly and personally-run small establishment with a bistro feel. Good seasonal and contemporary cuisine. The restaurant also has a lovely covered inner courtyard terrace.

  • Capricorn [ i ] Aries Brasserie Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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