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Kranhauser im Rheinauhafen

Brueckenstr. 17, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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For the lovers of modern architecture.

Kranhauser are emblematic for the Cologne skyline. An interesting place for lovers of modern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elena M
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Bulgaria
Kool Kranhauser!

Wow....just wow,never seen offices/homes like these. What a view they must offer from up... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Torchythetourist
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Norwich
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Brueckenstr. 17, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kranhauser are emblematic for the Cologne skyline. An interesting place for lovers of modern architecture. One of the finest views of the buildings is from the river, during a boat trip. Around the buildings there are pleasant places for coffee breaks, and the place itself...More

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Wow....just wow,never seen offices/homes like these. What a view they must offer from up there.stunning as the sun sets and the light reflects on the glass! Built to resemble cranes on one foot they are a landmark in architectural design...I think anyway! how wonderful and...More

Thank Torchythetourist
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are 3 in total in Cologne's Rheinauhafen, each of the 3 buildings has 17 storeys. It is a landmark on River Rhine in Cologne and houses office space and luxury apartments.

Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed 23 December 2016

These three buildings (2 office, 1 housing) are built like the old wharf cranes with only one supporting leg (like bird cranes as well, I suppose). Not much to see really, although the redeveloped harbour area through which you'll walk is fascinating - they still...More

1  Thank doctorj42
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Activities there are none. If you want to have a look how nowadays architects wanted to imitate the cranes, that were there hundreds years ago working for the traffic on the river - take a look! But after 11 minutes watching, go further on into...More

Thank pomp1
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We loved walking by the river seeing those wonderful buildings! We were amazing in Germany how they take time and effort to make things look really nice

Thank FelipeHPonce
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Coming to Cologne you have to visit the Kranhaeuser at the Rheinauhafen a lovely spot, very modern ! It fits in quite well and the restaurants and small shops are lovely !

Thank PninatOr
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Rheinauhafen, the redeveloped former harbour of Cologne, is dominated by the iconic “crane houses” (“Kranhäuser“ in German) designed by architects Alfons Linster (Trier/Aachen) and Bothe, Richter, Teherani (Hamburg). Their unusual inverted L-shape is said to be inspired by the dockside cranes that used to be...More

1  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place is not just a symbol of Cologne, there are also a number of outdoor cafés and even a fake beach (in summer) around the Kranhäuser. There is also a skate park nearby and the area is popular with cyclists, walkers, runners and foodies...More

Thank alexrollin2013
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately these buildings are ugly and a sight for sore eyes. They maybe 'modern' but they are not nice at all. Very boring to look at. Much prefer the old town of Cologne to this.

Thank F S
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