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#1 Belgian Quarter
Shop till you drop, sink your teeth into a waffle and chug on a few frothy beers in the heart of Cologne, the German Quarter.
#2 Cologne Cathedral
You cannot come to Cologne and not see the iconic Cologne Cathedral with it's towering spires which were razed to the ground during World...
#3 Eau de Cologne 4711 House
When in Cologne, you have to buy and be at the birthplace of the world famous Eau de Cologne, so head to the 4711 House and indulge in th...
Explore the neighbourhood of Ehrenfeld which has a lot of mural and public art pieces and has it's own exhibition in September.
#5 The Hohenzollern Bridge
Keep your memory of this city under lock and key at the Hohenzollern Bridge with a lock which is a tradition.
#6 Chocolate Museum
For all the chocoholics, a visit to the Chocolate Museum is a must where they make their own chocolate and you get a free sample as well.
#7 The Cologne Carnival
Head to the annual Carnival in February / March and find out why everyone wants to have fun here.
#8 Rhine Promenade
Drop by at one of the restaurants along the Rhine river and sip on a stein of beer and munch on some local wursts along with it.
#9 Heaven and Earth
Feast on typical Cologne food like the Kolsch beer and a dish called Heaven and Earth because of the apples from the sky and potatoes fro...
#10 Museum Ludwig
Stop by the Museum Ludwig and have a look at some the best contemporary art and works by Andy Warhol.
#11 Cologne Zoological Garden
Visit the Cologne Zoological Garden which is one of the oldest in Germany and get fascinated with all the creatures of Mother Nature.
#12 Rhine Dinner Cruise
Take a dinner cruise on the Rhine river and see Koblenz and the different hilltop castles and vineyards.
#13 The Brauhaus Beer Hall
No visit to Cologne is complete without a visit to the beer halls or the Brauhaus, try the refreshing and tempting light coloured Kolsch ...
#14 Cologne Philharmonic Hall
For the musically inclined, Cologne has a reputation of hosting world class musicians at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall.
Drop by at the Gewölbe Bunker which was originally a space for young visual artists, but has now turned into a serious club for techno an...
#16 The Zimmermann Bakery
While you shop at the various boutiques at Ehrenstrasse, fuel up at the Zimmermann bakery with it's hot and lovely Schneke and other past...
#17 The Rhine Valley Vineyards
Germany is famous for it's beers, but equally famous are the vintage wines that are grown off the wineries in the Rhine Valley.
#18 Rautenstrauch Joest Museum
Unlike other typical museums, the Rautenstrauch Joest Museum encourages you to touch and interact with it's displays and learn about the ...
#19 The Seilbahn
From April to October, try a different method of travelling over the Rhine river and that is by riding the Seilbahn or the cable car with...
#20 Lanxess Arena
Head to the Lanxess Arena for a bird's eye view of Cologne city and catch a concert or performance here and be one among the 20,000 peopl...
#21 Great St. Martin Church
Bow your head in reverence at the Great Saint Martin's Church which was the first ever church to be built in Cologne.
#22 Romisch Germanisches Museum
Explore the Romisch Germanisches Museum well known for it's collection of Roman artifacts from weapons to dinnerware.
#23 Cologne City Hall
Visit the oldest city hall in Germany at the City Hall of Cologne and don't miss the wood carved mascot in the clock that sticks it's woo...
Go window shopping on Schildergasse which is the busiest street in Europe and also a car free zone with modern architecture and internati...
#25 Cologne Central Train Station
Take a train journey to any point in Europe from Cologne station or stop by for a cup of coffee and take a few photos while you're at it.
#26 Fragrance Museum
Sniff your way to the Fragrance Museum, and discover the various methods and techniques of distilling and making of perfumes while you're...
#27 Wallraf Richartz Museum
Relive the medieval period in Cologne, when you browse through the works of art till the twentieth century, at the Wallraf Richartz Museum.
#28 St. Gereon Church
Pray and marvel at the beautiful St. Gereon Church, which is the most unique of the 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne because of it's hex...
#29 Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palace
Feel awed by the magnificence and amazing Baroque architecture of the Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palace, with it's hunting grounds and s...
#30 Old Town of Cologne
Once you stroll through the Old Town of Cologne, you won't believe that this town was once reduced to rubble because of the after effects...
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