Things to see and do - Cologne
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Cologne Travel guide
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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..
Am Hof 38-46 D - 50667 Cologne
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This 4-star hotel in central Cologne offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms. Hotel Europa am Dom is 150 metres from Cologne Cathedral and the Roman-Germanic Museum. The classic-style rooms at the CityClass Hotel Europa am Dom feature satellite TV, a ..
Kleine Budengasse 15 D - 50667 Cologne
Prix Prices from : 88 €
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 : 95 €
The Hotel Mondial am Dom is the first MGallery hotel in Germany. Situated in the heart of the old town, Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine, exhibition center, elegant shopping streets and a host of museums and other attractions are just a stone's throw awa..
Leisure activities Cologne
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..
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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..
Prices from : 69 €
A night of festivity and romance awaits you onboard the comfortable MS Stolzenfels! Round off your day at Cologne's famous Christmas Market with a romantic cruise on the River Rhine by candlelight. Relax to the sounds of onboard live music while you ..
Kyffhäuser Str. 53 D - 50674 Köln
Jeske's mixture of classic cuisine and creative elements is characterised by its flavour, freshness and vibrancy - and of course by his undisputed talent. Eating here is such a pleasure - thanks not only to the food but also to the friendly service a..
Rheinbergstr. 49 D - 51143 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..
Komödienstr. 50 D - 50667 Köln
The cuisine at Bistrot B pays homage to the classic French dishes created by famous three-star chefs of the 1960s and 70s (ranging from the 'impromptu salad' to scallops with julienne vegetables and the crêpes Gil Blas). You can combine dishes yourse..
Olympiaweg 2 D - 50933 Müngersdorf
Erhard Schäfer offers two menus at this restaurant, one 'classic', and the other 'seasonal'. There are only five tables, exactly the right number for this sophisticated - not to say exclusive - venue. It is located just a stone's throw from the home ..
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..
Alteburgerstr. 31 D - 50678 Köln
The brasserie-style restaurant in this corner building is everything it should be: friendly, uncomplicated and comfortable. The prices and quality are good too, whether you order the pikeperch in beurre blanc served on a bed of chard, the couscous wi..
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..
Domplatz 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..
Tunisstr. 3 D - 50667 Köln
In the 1970s Alfredo Carturan showed that Italian cuisine was more than just pizzas. Today the restaurant's refined authentic dishes continue to grow in popularity under his son Roberto. Staff offer recommendations at the tables - the chef himself in..