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Cologne

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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

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