Travel tipps Cologne
Sightseeing highlights in Cologne
Is there anyone who doesn’t know the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)? Yet although this might be its most famous landmark, it is certainly not the only reason to visit the city. Cologne is a cultural metropolis with museums, galleries and a lively music scene. Each year, the Christopher Street Day parade takes place in Cologne. And the local carnival is well-known and visited from around the world.
Whether you’d like to look up a museum or a theatre, or just go shopping – Cologne makes for an excellent weekend city trip. Cologne is also a destination that attracts many young people who don’t mind enjoying a good party and spending a few memorable days in the city. But also families and the older generations are sure to enjoy discovering this versatile city. Attractive hotel deals in Cologne you can find on our website hotels in Cologne.
Cultural tips and events in Cologne
Cologne has a lot to offer on the cultural front: Besides the many art houses and galleries located in Cologne, the city is a regular host to art fairs. A vast array of museums can also be visited when in Cologne, including the famous Roman-Germanic Museum and the Ludwig Museum.
Furthermore, the city’s theatres and concert halls regularly host spectacular shows. Cologne is also known for its buzzing music scene which lures many guests into the city each year. But also children will find excitement in Cologne, for example, at the Chocolate Museum or the German Sports & Olympia Museum.
The Cologne cathedral - UNESCO world heritage and popular meeting point
One of the most prominent attractions in the city of Cologne is its huge cathedral. It is the city’s landmark and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The platform outside the cathedral is a famous meeting point for Cologne inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. Hotel suggestion: The Best Western Grand City Hotel Köln Zentrum is just a few steps from the cathedral and offers modern hotel rooms in the heart of Cologne. More infos to the hotel
Despite the fact that Cologne is a carnival stronghold, there are many other cultural sites to be visited. These include, for example, theatres such as the Theater am Dom and the Millowitsch-Theater, Museums such as the Roman-Germanic Museum or interesting architectural highlights such as the Gürzenich festival hall.
Event highlights and restaurants in Cologne
The first things that spring to mind about Cologne are usually its monumental cathedral, the carnival and the soccer team FC Köln. But in fact, Cologne has a lot to offer on the culinary front, too. The city boasts a broad spectrum of restaurants, ranging from the world-class Michelin-awarded establishments with national and international cuisine to simpler, rustic restaurants as well as the typical “Kölsche” brew houses.
Whoever has been to Cologne but didn’t go to one of these breweries with their traditional restaurants has certainly missed the city’s best experience. Original Cologne dishes such “Himmel un Äät”, “Ene halve Hahn”, “Röggelche met Flön” or Rhein marinated beef with raisins will turn your visit to Cologne into an exciting culinary adventure.
Shopping city Cologne
The city of Cologne offers endless shopping possibilities – for all ages, and for any taste. Especially the avenues located in the city centre, such as the Hohe Straße or the Schildergasse, are a true shopper’s paradise. But there are also numerous shopping malls and passages which invite visitors to stroll along and enjoy the wide range of products.
Cologne for nightowls
Cologne by night is something you’ll never forget. With such a broad spectrum of nocturnal entertainment, ranging from musicals, theatres, a nighttime steamboat tour along the Rhine, or spending fun time in one of the hip nightclubs or lounges, the city is great for anyone. Especially the so-called Kölner Ringe area is a great destination for night owls, where the side roads are filled with countless bars and clubs. On warm summer nights, the Old Town with its rustic pubs and beer gardens, located along the Rhine River, pulsates with life. Paying Cologne is worth it – even after dark.