Discover the cozy and liberal character of this city that constitutes an artistic and cultural center in the Rhineland region of Germany.
Cologne is located on the banks of the Rhine River and is the fourth largest city in Germany. Cologne has a particular charm, fruit of its long and fascinating history. An imposing cathedral, a medieval square and magnificent old buildings combine perfectly with modern building blocks. The numerous travel offers will allow you to travel to Cologne to practice tourism, although it is also a very common business destination. The city is famous for being the cradle of colony water, produced for the first time in 1709. It is also known as one of the most liberal cities in Germany.
One of the most popular areas for visitors is the picturesque old city, which was virtually reduced to rubble during World War II. Cologne was one of the German cities bombarded with greater hardness, but has been rebuilt with great care. The historic center, including the Alter Markt (old market), it has been restored respecting the structures that existed before the war, and the old buildings that survived the bombings, such as the famous Cologne Cathedral They have been very well preserved. The cologne zoo It is one of the oldest in Germany.
Nowadays, Colonia is known for being one of the main cultural centers, as well as for its Winter Carnival, which is celebrated in February. Many activities are also held throughout the year thanks to the vibrant art scene of the city, its countless galleries and its more than 30 museums. The Schnütgen Museum It houses a large collection of medieval art in a Romanesque church of the eleventh century. Visit the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), where you can see thousands of design objects, from a chair by Mies van der Rohe to an old vacuum cleaner.
Cologne is a good place to practice German, since the inhabitants of the city are known for their cozy nature. Here there are also many people who speak English, especially the youngest, and there are visits and information available in English in the main attractions of the city.
Getting around Cologne is easy thanks to its efficient and economical public transport network, which includes trams, buses and trains. Ticket vending machines also have options available in English. An alternative to discover the city is to rent a bicycle. There are rental companies in the northern part of the main train station.
Where to sleep in Cologne
On websites, you can choose between nothing more and nothing less than 159 hotels, apartments and other types of accommodation that meet all tastes and budgets, from excellent luxury hotels to hostels and cheaper options.
If you have decided to enjoy a few days of real luxury consult the excellent prices of Excelsior Hotel Ernst, located in Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz, or Humboldt1 Palais-Hotel & Bar, which is located in Kupfergasse 10. Of course you can also take a look at Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City-Hostel and Windsor Hotel, which fall within the same category of rates and services. In addition, its location is excellent, because Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City-Hostel is in Siegesstr. 5, and Windsor Hotel is on Von-Werth-Straße 36-38.