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..
Roncalliplatz 4 D - 50667 Köln
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..
Unter Taschenmacher 18-20 D - 50677 Cologne
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. Hotel Am Museum Köln offers classical-style rooms with warm colours and carpet flooring. Each has a seati..
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 Sion is conveniently located to the ri..
Alter Markt 55 D - 50667 Cologne
This hotel is on the Alter Markt marketplace in Cologne, 300 metres from Cologne Cathedral. The Residence Am Dom offers elegant interiors, modern bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The rooms at the CityClass Hotel Residence Am Dom all have satellite TV. Some..
Leisure activities Cologne
Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne and head straight inside to dine on its much-loved American-style food! Choose from two different menus (either a 2-course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Cologn..
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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..
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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..
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..
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..
Am Weidenbach 33 D - 50676 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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Kasparstr. 19 D - 50670 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..
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.