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Probably the most popular tourist attraction in Cologne is the picturesque Old Town, which although being almost completely reduced to rubble during World War II, was painstakingly rebuilt to retain its original character. The historical centre, where you’ll find the famed Alter Markt (Old Market), has been painstakingly rebuilt according to its pre-war style, with its famous most famous building, Cologne Cathedral, receiving a particularly careful restoration. A more modern attraction, but still one of the oldest examples in Germany, is the Cologne Zoo.
Cologne has become a major cultural centre known for its carnival, celebrated in February. Throughout the year there is plenty to do in the city thanks to the lively art scene, countless galleries and over 30 museums and galleries. The Schnütgen Museum has an extensive collection of medieval art, housed in a Romanesque church from the 11th century. The Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) is home to thousands of design objects, from a chair by Mies van der Rohe to a simple retro vacuum cleaner.
If you want to practice German, then Cologne is the ideal place. The local population is known for its hospitality. Many people speak English, especially young people, and there are plenty of guided tours in English.
It’s easy to get around in Cologne thanks to the efficient and affordable public transport network, consisting of trams, buses and trains and the ticket machines have an option for English. Another great way to explore the city is by bike, which can be rented on the north side of the main train station.
This Cologne hotel is within a half-kilometer (about 0.3 mi) of the Cologne Cathedral, Old Town, the National Socialist Document Center, and the Museum Ludwig. The River Rhine is 1 km away.
Located in Grengel, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fruit Museum, Theater am Dom, and Millowitsch Theater. Golfclub Wahn and Shops at City Center Porz are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Innenstadt, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rudolfplatz, Volkstheater Millowitsch, and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. City Hall and Cologne Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Cologne for at least part of your stay.
Located in Altstadt-Nord, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eigelstein Torburg and Cologne Cathedral. Romano-Germanic Museum and Great St. Martin Church are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Modern hotel situated in Cologne's city center, near the Dom Cathedral, Old Town, Central Station and Rhine.
Located in Altstadt-Sued, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cologne Synagogue and Volkstheater Millowitsch. Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and City Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Altstadt-Nord, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Kunibert Basilica, Cologne Cathedral, and Great St. Martin Church. Romano-Germanic Museum and Alter Markt are also within 1 mi (2 km).