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Cologne Guide

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Best of Cologne

3 days in Cologne
3 days in Cologne

Cologne is a city of churches, green spaces and art. This weekend tour leads you to all three and invites to you breathe deep and to see the city from great heights and at ground level. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Family-friendly Cologne

Cologne for young kids
Cologne for young kids

Kids can use all of their senses to experience the charm of Cologne. They can pet animals at the zoo, taste sweets at the chocolate museum and sniff out new smells at the Fragrance Museum. The zoo is open all year, but small trains run only in warmer months.

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Cologne on a budget

Cologne for free
Cologne for free

You don't need a ton of money to explore some of Cologne's most inspiring views. Bridges, observation decks and Botanical Gardens Flora offer unparalleled glimpses of the city from many angles. These attractions require a good amount of walking and a sense of adventure.

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Insiders' Cologne

Cologne off the beaten path
Cologne off the beaten path

Cologne is home to unusual museums that offer a unique perspective on German history, life and death. Leave the hubbub of well-travelled tourist attractions to explore offbeat sites, including a cemetery and museums about the Olympics, tolerance and European handicrafts.

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Getaways from Cologne

Daytrips from Cologne
Daytrips from Cologne

The Cologne train station is a great point of departure for day trips to German cities like Bonn and Frankfurt, which offer other perspectives on culture and cosmopolitanism.

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Perfect Weekend

4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes
Europe (gaf-tours, 29 Aug 2007)
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Best Of

Germany Western Part: The Rhine & Ruhr Area (traveller1959, 15 Dec 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
Complete Unesco World Heritage Sites (nataliegoes, 26 Mar 2008)
3.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes
Adventures of Life (Lyna A, 14 Aug 2013)
3.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Recent Trip

Traveler List 2000-2009 (PeterCoox, 16 Jun 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Benelux + Germany (Ron S, 30 Jul 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes
Places i have visited (Ianlocked, 5 Apr 2012)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes