Things to do in North Rhine-Westphalia

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1. Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral is the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world. It was built between 1248 and 1880 in order to house the precious Shrine of the Three Holy Kings. The cathedral stands 516 feet (157 meters) tall and is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
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Marvel at the Gothic architecture and the shrine of the three wise men at one of the largest churches in the world.

2. Messe Duesseldorf

Learn about the events happening in Messe Duesseldorf during your trip to Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
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Learn about the events happening in Messe Duesseldorf during your trip to Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

3. Cologne Zoo

Cologne’s zoo is in Riehl, north of the city center along the Rhine River. It was founded in 1860 and is Germany’s third-oldest zoo. It’s home to more than 500 species of animals from every ocean and continent, including predators and big cats.
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This is one of the country’s oldest zoological gardens, and has the biggest collection of animals in Germany.

4. LANXESS Arena

Catch an event at LANXESS Arena during your trip to Cologne.Amble around this culturally rich area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.
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Catch an event at LANXESS Arena during your trip to Cologne.Amble around this culturally rich area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.

5. Externsteine

Explore the great outdoors at Externsteine, a lovely green space in Holzhausen-Externsteine. While you're in the area, wander around the forests.
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Explore the great outdoors at Externsteine, a lovely green space in Holzhausen-Externsteine. While you're in the area, wander around the forests.

Popular places to visit in North Rhine-Westphalia