Whoever said, “age is just a number” sure knew what they were talking about! Even though Cologne is Germany’s oldest city, the spirit of the city grows younger each day. Not only is Cologne rife with history and monuments that testify to it, it’s also quite the hub for businesses, media houses and the tourism industry in the modern world.
Apart from the famous cathedral, there are many a museums to catch your fancy, be it art, chocolates or the Roman period. Stroll down the Alstadt, stop at a local watering hole for one of those famous German brews you’ve heard about and immerse yourself in the events and festivals that the residents of Cologne are so proud of.
Essential travel information and Cologne tips for your visit
- Like any big city, Cologne is not entirely crime free and has areas you should avoid even during the day.
- Stick to the tourist areas.
- Keep an eye on your belongings and beware of pickpockets.
- Avoid getting into altercations with any local people especially drunk people, who will be roaming through the streets after hours.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Cologne
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