Cologne (German: Köln) as the oldest major city in Germany was
founded by the Romans and has been elevated to the status of a city
in the year 50 A.D.. Thanks to its eventful past Cologne offers
innumerable historical and cultural treasures.
Cologne is the gem of Germany's Rhineland region. The modern city
stands for a centre of national business and commerce, particularly
in media and communications.
cosmopolitan metropolis on the banks of the river Rhine boasts about
one million inhabitants and - despite its size - has never lost its
neighbourly character. The captivating mixture of tradition and
progress make Cologne a must-visit city when in Germany.
What to see
Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) dating from the ninth century
is the third-tallest church in the world (157 metres) and a marvel
to behold. Numerous cultural monuments from the past 2000 years are
to be found at the foot of the cathedral. Visit world-famous museums
like the Roman-Germanic Museum (Roman history) or experience the
history of chocolate in the private Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum of
Chocolate – Cologne’s varied cultural scene has to offer lots of
feel the unique atmosphere of Cologne’s old town you should explore
the historic centre on a guided tour.
can also take a boat cruise on the river Rhine along the impressive
panorama of the inner city! Or extend your trip and discover the
course of the river to the city of Bonn and the beautiful Rhine
like to party come to Cologne in early spring when Carnival, the
festival of the year, takes place and the entire city is one big