Koeln Travel Guide

Introduction

Cologne (German: Köln, Ripuarian: Kölle) is situated on the river Rhein in North Rhine-Westphalia and is the fourth largest city in Germany with around one million residents. It is one of the nation's media, tourism and business hotspots, and is considered one of the most liberal cities in Germany.

Cologne has a rich history reaching as far back as the times of the ancient Roman Empire, when it was founded and remained a constantly inhabited important regional centre since then. Compared to other German and European cities, the ancient and medieval Cologne was relatively large, covering most of the modern-day city centre, and therefore a wealth of architectural heritage can be found across the city ranging from pre-Christian times to strikingly modern buildings, with a high concentration of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, culminating with the magnificent Cathedral (Dom).

Cologne is, however, not only a tourist destination, but on an equal note a major economic centre, a globally important trade fair location, a culture and media hotspot and a major transportation hub. This equal mix of roles and functions is permeable throughout the city and provides it with a constant inflow of various visitors, as well as a very diverse population mix. This all culminates during the traditional Karneval, and makes Cologne one of the most-visited destinations in Germany.


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  • Wallraf Richartz Museum

    Wallraf Richartz Museum

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    The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud is one of the three major museums in Cologne, German...

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  • Kolner Philharmonie

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  • Kolumba

    Kolumba

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    The Kolumba (previously Diözesanmuseum, "Diocesan Museum") is an art museum in Cologne, Germany. It ...

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Hotels in Koeln (196 Hotels) See All Koeln Hotels

  • Hotel Stadtpalais

    Hotel Stadtpalais is one of the best, finest places to stay in Cologne. Perfectly located near KoelnTriangle, Odysseum and Eiscafe Elia, Hotel Stadtpalais is sincerely a ...

  • Cologne Marriott Hotel

    Found in Cologne, Cologne Marriott Hotel is a finest hotel comfortably positioned in close proximity to DomTreff - der Treffpunkt am Breslauer Platz, St Kunibert Basilica...

  • Pullman Cologne

    Pullman Cologne is among the ideal, premium places to stay in Cologne. Beautifully situated close to Elements Cologne, Friesen and Sunset lounge, Pullman Cologne is unque...

  • Hyatt Regency Cologne

    Located in Cologne, Hyatt Regency Cologne is a finest hotel conveniently positioned around Hohenzollern Bridge, KoelnTriangle and Frankenwerft. Many other visited tourist...

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