Hardly any other major German city conveys a similar attitude to life as the metropolis on the Rhine. In addition to the unique Gothic cathedral, you will discover numerous exhibitions and galleries worth seeing. The Roman-Germanic Museum gives you an interesting insight into Cologne's rich Roman heritage. For art lovers, a visit to the Museum Ludwig or the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is worthwhile. The subsequent stroll through the old town will surely lead you to one of the typical breweries. Over a glass of Kölsch at the bar, you'll immediately strike up a conversation and feel like you belong. After a stay here, most tourists agree with the locals: Cologne is a feeling - not only at Carnival!
Where is Cologne?Cologne is a German city in the southwest of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, around 34 km south of the state capital Düsseldorf. There are about 1.088.000 inhabitants living in Cologne.
Cologne also includes the formerly independent municipalities of Rodenkirchen (Bez. Köln), Brauweiler, Lövenich, Sinnersdorf, Wesseling, Stadt and Porz a. Rhein.
Weather in Cologne
Der Wetterbericht für Cologne am 24.03.2023: Ganztägig wechselhaftes Wetter. Zeitweise kann es regnen bei Temperaturen von 11 bis 14 Grad und mäßigem Wind aus Süd bis West. tagsüber wird durchschnittlich eine Temperatur von 8 °C erreicht, nachts kühlen die Temperaturen auf bis zu -0 °C ab.
Tickets und Touren
Cologne: Top Sights Rhine River Cruise
Discover the beautiful city of Cologne on a Rhine River cruise. Relax as you cruise down the river and learn about the sights you spot from your boat's loudspeakers.
Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings
Experience Cologne’s renowned brewing culture up close on this beloved brewery tour. Learn about the city’s most interesting, hilarious, and weird legends while enjoying Kölsch, its local beer.
Cologne: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket
Immerse yourself in Cologne's Golden Twenties on a VR ride! Discover the exciting post-WWI, British occupation, and Spanish flu. Experience a Cologne in bloom with 3 stops: the cinema, the hatter's store & the VR-ride.
Cologne: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket
Discover the vibrant metropolis at the Rhine with a ticket to a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the city of Cologne. See the Cathedral, Zoo, and other sights, and enjoy audio guide commentary as you go.
Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket
Visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne and discover the 5,000-year cultural history of cocoa and chocolate. Find out how chocolate first arrived in Europe and how it has changed over the decades.
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