cologne
Country : Germany
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German
Population
City: 1 034 175 (2014)
Metro: 1 930 036 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Cologne
closeCologne, 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.
Random Cologne Highlights
Rathaus, Cologne
The Rathaus, Cologne's City Hall, was built in the 14th century and expanded over time. The city hall's tower, the Ratsturm, is decorated with 124 statues of historic figures.
Alter Markt, Cologne
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.
4711 House , Cologne
The 4711 House, a neo-Gothic building, is the flagship store of the famous 4711 Eau de Cologne. The current building is a postwar reconstruction of the former headquarters of the perfume maker.
Hahnentorburg, Cologne
The Hahnentorburg is the most impressive gate that remains of the former medieval city wall that encircled Cologne. It was built in the mid 13th century as one of 12 gates that gave entrance to the city.




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