Germany‘s most visited sight! This Gothic church is the city’s landmark and heart. It is the second-tallest church in Germany and the third tallest in the world. In 1996 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its history is just as impressive: construction started in 1248, construction lasted 600 years and it was the world’s highest building for four years. The west facade is the biggest church facade ever built – join a guided tour through the church!
Cologne Old Town
Old buildings, small alleys, restaurants, shops, and breweries – that’s the flair of Cologne Old Town right on the river Rhine. Join one of the guided tours through this district and learn more about the sights. Together with the Cologne Cathedral, the Romanesque Great St. Martin church and the tower of the historic Town Hall, the Old Town forms the famous Rhine panorama.
Alter Markt is the central place for Cologne locals and visitors during the Xmas and Carnival time. In the small alleys you find trendy shops as well as many museums: Roman-Germanic Museum, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Museum Ludwig etc. Must-do: stroll along Rhine-promenade.
Museum Ludwig and Roman-Germanic Museum
Best known museums in Cologne: Museum Ludwig exhibits art of the 20th and 21st century; Roman-Germanic Museum is an archaeological museum.
Boat Trip on the Rhine
The river Rhine is the longest river in Germany; the city of Cologne seen from the river is a special experience.
Great St. Martin
This distinctive church has been a landmark of the Cologne Old Town since the Middle Ages. Its foundations rest on the remnants of a Roman chapel. The church was badly damaged in World War II; restoration work was completed in 1985.
There are more sights to see such as Cologne Zoo, the Belgian Quarter, the love padlocks on Hohenzoller Bridge, Rhine Park, the German Sports and Olympic Museum, the Chocolate Museum, …. Come and see for yourself!