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Cologne

4.2
City of Churches
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral. Its twin spires helped secure it a spot on the World Heritage list. Cologne was established nearly two millennia ago as the capital city of an ancient Roman province. This major cultural center is home to more than 30 renowned museums and hundreds of art galleries. The city's deep appreciation for fine art allows residents and tourists to experience a wide range of exhibits from showcases of local archeological artifacts to interactive exhibits of contemporary graphics to modern sculpture. Regarded as one of the nation's most liberal and diverse cities, Cologne thrives as an ever-expanding media, tourism, and business hotspot. Reduced to rubble at the end of World War II, Cologne now boasts a cityscape of ancient Roman walls, restored medieval churches, and avant-garde structures. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Germany fast, fun, and easy.
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Popular things to do in Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chocolate Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Chocolate Museum
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum Ludwig ©
Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Bridge
Hohenzollern Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Cologne

Phantasialand ©
Theme Park
Phantasialand Bruhl
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
Aachen Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Aachen Cathedral Aachen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stadel Museum
Art Museum
Stadel Museum Frankfurt
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Romer ©
Architectural Building
Romer Frankfurt
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cologne

Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Art Museum
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Botanical Gardens Flora ©
Garden
Botanical Gardens Flora
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus ©
Specialty Museum
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shrine of the Three Kings ©
Religious Site
Shrine of the Three Kings
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Cologne

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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) ©
History Museum
Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne ©
Specialty Museum
NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kunsthaus Rhenania ©
Specialty Museum
Kunsthaus Rhenania
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kathe Kollwitz Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kathe Kollwitz Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Cologne

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Gross St. Martin ©
Religious Site
Gross St. Martin
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Melaten-Friedhof
Cemetery
Melaten-Friedhof
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Domschatzkammer
Historic Site
Domschatzkammer
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saint Gereon's Basilica ©
Religious Site
Saint Gereon's Basilica
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Cologne

Forstbotanischer Garten
Garden
Forstbotanischer Garten
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stadtwald Park Koln ©
Park
Stadtwald Park Koln
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Schlosspark Stammheim ©
Park
Schlosspark Stammheim
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rheinpark ©
Park
Rheinpark
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Freewalk Cologne ©
Cultural Tour
Freewalk Cologne
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
KolnTriangle ©
Landmark
KolnTriangle
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Koelner Zoo ©
Zoo
Koelner Zoo
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Historic Old Town
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

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