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Cologne

4.2
City of Churches
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral. Its twin spires helped secure it a spot on the World Heritage list. Cologne was established nearly two millennia ago as the capital city of an ancient Roman province. This major cultural center is home to more than 30 renowned museums and hundreds of art galleries. The city's deep appreciation for fine art allows residents and tourists to experience a wide range of exhibits from showcases of local archeological artifacts to interactive exhibits of contemporary graphics to modern sculpture. Regarded as one of the nation's most liberal and diverse cities, Cologne thrives as an ever-expanding media, tourism, and business hotspot. Reduced to rubble at the end of World War II, Cologne now boasts a cityscape of ancient Roman walls, restored medieval churches, and avant-garde structures. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Germany fast, fun, and easy.
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Popular things to do in Cologne

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World heritage site
Cologne Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Chocolate Museum
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum Ludwig
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
Hohenzollern Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Cologne

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Theme Park
Phantasialand Bruhl
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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World heritage site
Aachen Cathedral Aachen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Museum
Stadel Museum Frankfurt
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Romer Frankfurt
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cologne

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Art Museum
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Botanical Gardens Flora
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shrine of the Three Kings
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Cologne

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History Museum
Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kunsthaus Rhenania
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kathe Kollwitz Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Cologne

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Religious Site
Gross St. Martin
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cemetery
Melaten-Friedhof
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Site
Domschatzkammer
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Saint Gereon's Basilica
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Cologne

Garden
Forstbotanischer Garten
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Stadtwald Park Koln
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Schlosspark Stammheim
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Rheinpark
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cultural Tour
Freewalk Cologne
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
KolnTriangle
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Koelner Zoo
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Historic Old Town
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

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