What to see in Cologne

On the banks of the famous river Rhine is Cologne , the oldest city in Germany and one of the most interesting in the whole country. It does not have the fame of others such as Berlin, Munich or Frankfurt, but it certainly has a wide offer for all its visitors, especially in terms of natural spaces, which are many despite being a city with a population that exceeds one million. population.

Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen Airport is the closest and is located almost 15 kilometers south of the city. In Cologne you will also find many young people since it is where there are the most students from all over the country, so you will find all kinds of bars, discos and places of entertainment to complement daytime tourism with a good party at night. In addition, there are more than 100 galleries and 36 museums, making it a city where you will find practically everything.

Colonia’s cathedral

It is the most striking thing in the city, so it is a must if you are going to be there. It is the most visited tourist attraction in the entire country, with almost 7 million visitors each year. It is a spectacular Gothic cathedral that took almost 60 years to fully build and was for a time the tallest building in the world. It has 509 steps to reach the top of the south tower, which offers an excellent panoramic view of the city. You enter the cathedral for free but if you want to climb the tower you will have to pay € 2.50.

Green areas in Cologne

They are very important and the perfect place to get away from the madding crowd and enter a totally different world. There are many parks in the city center where you can spend some time relaxing or taking a walk or bike ride. Some of these parks take you along the right side of the Rhine, where there is a cable car and a ferry to take a walk and get to know the city from another point of view.

Chocolate Museum

It is on the banks of the Rhine and there the history of this delicious delicacy is exposed, as well as showing how its production process is both now and two centuries ago. How could it be otherwise, it has a store where you can buy all kinds of chocolates of a thousand shapes, sizes and flavors. The entrance to the museum costs € 7.50, a little more if you want a guided tour, in which they will give you a couple of chocolate samples.

Romano-Germanic Museum

Another of the most interesting places in Cologne and in which there is a great variety of artifacts that were used by the Romans, including the spectacular "Mosaic of Dionysus" , around which the museum was built in 1941. It has 3 floors and In them you can see a great variety of ceramics, jewels, portraits and also the most important collection of Roman glassware in the world. Entry costs € 6.