The perfect location for a short family getaway, romantic weekend or group tour, Cologne is an attractive city located on the River Rhine in Germany. Famed for its amazing Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge leading to it, the city is historic and contemporary in equal measure – offering much in the way of tourist attractions, modern hotels and vibrant bars and restaurants for everyone to enjoy.
Things to do in Cologne
is a major cultural centre and this is reflected in its excellent museums. We recommend a visit to the famous Romano-Germanic Museum, or to see one of the city’s orchestras performing, such as the Gürzenich Orchestra or Musica Antiqua Köln. After this, why not spend a day walking through Cologne’s pretty streets admiring the architecture, and stop for a cup of coffee or a local Kölsch beer in a streetside café?
Perhaps the best time to be in Cologne is on the 11th November at 11 minutes past 11 a.m, for historically this is when Carnival starts. Continuing until Ash Wednesday, Cologne Carnival is one of the biggest in Europe, and presents a myriad of sights, sounds and rhythms to those who join in.
The home of the world famous fragrance Eau de Cologne, it’s no surprise that fashion and shopping is taken seriously in the city. Stores range from independent boutiques to larger brand name shops selling all the latest European styles.
With a host of great value hotels on offer, plus cheap flights and transfers and all-inclusive meal and entertainment packages, your Cologne city break will provide a memorable and refreshing short holiday with friends or family.