I spent 4 days in Cologne in December and I absolutely loved the Christmas markets! it's a perfect time to visit the city, it's magical! I definitely recommend to visit the Cathedral with a guide, it's only 5 or 10 euros, but it's totally worth it!
German food is not very popular. Max Stark is a good German restaurant with excellent portions. Also you should check out the Nazi documentation center its really interesting and you can go downstairs to the cells and see the prisoners artwork.
Cologne is just so full of History-- and life--from the Roman gates to the Gothics style of the local cathedrals and Churches to the modern architecture and definitely the lOCKS OF lOVE on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge.
Great place for shopping also. Check out the History of Cologne on line and then go see History in front of your eyes!
there is a lot of sightseeing to do in Koln from the most famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the Chocolate Museum, Fragrance Museum Farina-House and restaurants and bars everywhere right next to the Rhine river.
Cologne is a nice city to walk around and if you enjoy nightlife they have cool bars. That's not my interest but if you like shopping that's not going to be a deception as there are a lot of shops of all kinds.
Very nice, peaceful and calm town. The people are very friendly too. After noticing that I have come with my wife and kid, the person at the information center suggested a different and a cheaper ticket.
I found this very kind. At the Fragrance museum, the lady in the shop offered to narrate the history of the museum and the Cologne family even after the museum was supposed to be closed to visitors. Do not travel on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Almost everything is closed at that part of the season.
Cathedral of Cologne, wonderful views, the Schokoladen Museum, a trip on the Rhine, go to a musical in the evenings, Sportmuseum, shopping areas: Schildergasse, Hohe Straße, Breite Straße
Summer time is good for sightseeing U can walk around this city , enjoy the foods and beers . Also have shopping street Nice view , if u like take photos it was the perfect place
Very nice quin area. Good to visit in December for the Christmas markets. The ambuience is good.People are very friendly adn offer help whereever possible.
My second visit to Cologne I hope to return some day It is a great city Dont get a taxi from the airport very easy using the train and a Tenth of the cost
Do go to a museum at Cologne. Just pick one of your choice. I went to NS-Dokumentationszentrum and Museum Ludwig, both of which are really impressive.
As horrifying as it was in Nazi Germany, the NS museum showcases the history of Nazi occupation and war in a chilling and yet clear, self-explanatory way. With the help of an English audio guide, I could fully understand the exhibits that are all in German. While I only arrived Museum Ludwig just one one hour before its closing time, I was amazed by the collections it houses. I just felt sad that I did not go there earlier!
Koln is very beautiful and varied you will need at least a week to see enough of it. As with every town it depends what you go for as to what you get.
Plan ahead, do some research before you go and it will be everything you want it to be. Show up with no ideas or forethought and that's what you will get.
Cologne was suppose to be just a stopover-till we got there-fell in love and have been back several times--everyone would love it here--so beautiful!
A very cultural city in Europe, it used to be the capitol of the west northern area of Germany, so lots of historical churches/buildings to see.
nice city with great character. so much history because of the war. several key buildings still remain while most of the building are post war.
too many places to visit for staying one night! next time I'll stay at least two nights and maybe it's better to go in summer instead of winter
The down town of the city is very lively hood and, many coffee shops and restaurants around the streets, and they stay open till late night.
The cathedral is very huge and one of the biggest in Europe a must see area in it and around it.
just a normal city - dont spent to much time in it...in my eyes it isnt worth. The dome is ok, but i not worth to go there only for it.
i think south germany (munich and especially the more rural areas there are much better)
Nice city. Go during the Christmas market season. Be careful, there are petty thefts at the crowded places so watch the purses/wallets.
The old-city has a romantic atmosphere.Cologne has besides the dom manny other lovely buildings to see and fun markets to visit.
The food is delicious every where and at a good price.
Great city with a lot of good shopping and a great choice of excellent museums. Nice walging allongepruik the river Rhine.
Love Christmas time in Cologne. The Christmas markets are wonderful and the city is beaming with holiday excitement.
The beer halls are a joy filled with good food, good beer, and friendly faces. Finally, the city's Roman history is amazing.
There are some nice cultural sight seeing places, river side is nice for walking, night life not so much colorful
It is a bit disappointing that the Cologne Cathedral right beside the train station is quite dirty and dark.
knowing that it has been through a lot of generation, that's why now with a darker surface wall. There is another surprise attraction by the river, which is a love lock barrier. Locks are all over the barrier, resemble Paris Love Lock Bridge. Generally, Cologne is a peaceful town. I would recommend this for sightseeing and historical attractions.
Besides the Dom, you may also spend some time to visit Bonn when you're in Koln. It's only 20mins by train.
Bonn is the birthplace of Beethoven and you could visit Beethoven House in the city of Bonn.
We really enjoyed our stay in Koln, the Cathedral is beautifulas are the houses and bars along the Rhein.
There are alot of shops and bars. Really need the try the Kolsh its amazing