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
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.
Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne
The Hohenzollernbrücke is the oldest of the seven bridges that cross the Rhine river in Cologne. The large rail bridge is also the most photographed, thanks to its prime location near the cathedral.
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.
Cologne Cathedral, Cologne
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.




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