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Cologne, founded 2000 years ago by the Romans, is one of the oldest cities in Germany. The twelve Romanesque churches and the famous cathedral attest to how important the city was as a religious center.
Today Cologne has a relaxed, almost provincial atmosphere. Its historic center is ideal to explore on foot. Besides the many ecclesiastic buildings the city also offers a number of interesting museums and historic structures such as the eclectic Rathaus and the Gothic Gürzenich.
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The Colonius is the tallest structure in Cologne. It was built in 1981 as a telecommunications tower and until 1991 its observation deck offered great views over Cologne and its surroundings.
Cologne's cathedral, one of the world's largest churches, attracts millions of visitors each year. The cathedral was built over a span of more than 600 years and was the world's tallest building when completed in 1880.
Alter Markt is a historic square, created in the 10th century when a tributary of the Rhine was filled in. The popular carnival celebrations always start at this square.
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