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  • Welcome to Cologne

    The world feels at home in Cologne, where people meet for a Kölsch, a chat or simply a laugh. Life in Cologne is vivacious.

  • Take a trip through 2000 years of history and visit cultural monuments from the Roman Empire to modern times.

  • Cologne provides over 250 hotels with a total capacity of more than 26,000 beds.

  • "Drinking a Kölsch is more than just drinking a beer: it´s like drinking an entire culture." (NYT, 5/07)

  • Enjoy the world-famous traditional Cologne Carnival and several top events throughout the year.

  • Prime location in the heart of Europe and exemplary infrastructure also a multitude of highly specialised modern economy.

  • Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany.

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Views of Cologne

The metropolis on the Rhine with its unmistakable identity annually attracts millions of visitors. Explore the wonderful city and have a look on the fascinating pictures of the town.

Cologne Cathedral

It can be seen from nearly every point in the city centre and from many places elsewhere: The magnificent Cologne Cathedral hovers above the roofs and chimneys of the city. It is not only used as a point of orientation but is the pride of the people in Cologne.

Cologne by night

At night you can relax an enjoy the illuminated city and Rhine panorama.


Drink the Kölsch in an orign "Brauhaus" (the traditional German pub and the beer is brewed). There, the "Köbes" serves the fantastic ale and he serves one after another if you don't say "no" and put the beer pad on your glass.

Love padlocks

Tourists and also Cologne people affixed the love padlocks on the Hohenzollern Bridge to symbolize their love. Since 2008 more than 40.000 of them had done this.

Cathedral Christmas market

In front of the impressive backdrop of Cologne's landmark, the Cathedral christmas market awaits visitors with its 160 attractively designed wooden pavilions. Open from 26th November until 23rd December 2012.

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