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Cologne (Germany)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
65km drive from Aachen
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Cologne

Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
109 written opinions

A big city perched along the Rhine, Cologne is both cosmopolitan and lively.

My suggestion:
If you enjoy carnivals then Cologne is well worth a visit in February. Visit Germany and join Cologne's massive parades!
My review

Cologne is a city which I love not only because of its beautiful museums, but also its pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend the city's monumental Gothic cathedral, which features on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its chapels are full of artistic treasures: the Gero Crucifix, a shrine to the city's patron saints and murals from the 14th century.

I also enjoyed visiting the city's Roman-Germanic Museum, which houses the Dionysus mosaic and a collection of glassware. Equally worth a visit is the Museum of Applied Art, famous for its Italian and Islamic pottery.

Lovers of painting are bound to enjoy the famous Museum Ludwig, which is home to a magnificent collection of paintings belonging to the movements of expressionism, cubism and Dadaism – not forgetting the Bauhaus works, inspired by the work of Klee. As for foodies, there's no better place to visit than the Chocolate Museum where cocoa trees are grown in a tropical greenhouse and, of course, you'll have the chance to sample some treats!

Before leaving, stop at the KölnTriangle tower's observation desk to enjoy the panoramic view over Cologne

Tours and travel ideas Cologne

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Road trip Cologne to Munich
Length 13 days Approx. $2,140
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