Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and one of the major European metropolitan areas. Considered to be one of the major travel destinations in Germany, this cosmopolitan city is a mandatory stop if you are visiting the country.
If you are planning to book your hotel in Cologne, you will be amazed with the city’s hospitality, as well as with its cultural offer with fascinating museums and an important artistic heritage. Cologne is also renowned for its Carnival, considered to be one of the largest in Europe.
Once there, the Cologne Cathedral, also known as Kölner Dom in Germany, is one of the city’s major landmarks and a very popular attraction among tourists. The construction of this magnificent cathedral of gothic style began in 1248, but it was not until 1880 that it was completed, something which gives you an idea of its dimensions. That is also the reason why it is often referred to by locals as “the eternal construction site”. On the other hand, the twelve Romanesque churches are also a mandatory stop. They have been restored after World War II and they are now the best examples of medieval architecture.
You should also visit the Cologne City Hall, since it is famous for being the oldest city hall in Germany still in use. The city also has 12 medieval city gates which are worth visiting, especially the Severinstor or the Eigelsteintor. We also recommend you to visit some of its fascinating museums in order to learn about the historical past of the city and the country. The Wallraff-Richartz Museum or the Römischer-Germanisches Museum are some of the most popular ones.
If you are looking for hotels, High Street or Schildergasse are some of the best places for doing so. In addition, they are also the major shopping areas of the city and a great place for finding gift shops.