Cologne Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Cologne in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Cologne. These are the most preferred places to visit in Cologne in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Cologne may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Cologne.

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Popular Cologne Itineraries for 1 Day

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A Day in Cologne - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

The uniqueness of Cologne lies in the fact that despite being a 2000-year-old city it has expanded and developed to be one of the largest metropolitans in Europe. From medieval city gates and houses to streets famous for nightlife and shopping, Cologne offers you a soothing as well as an exciting travel experience. You can get inspired and spoilt at the same time in just 1 day at Cologne. Go through this itinerary to know how to spend a perfect 1 day in Cologne

How to spend 1 day in Cologne?


The city of Bonn was a witness to the baptism of one of the most distinguished and acknowledged musicians of all time- Beethoven and hence, it is the home to the Beethoven Hans Museum. Start your journey in Cologne from an inspirational note and experience the largest Beethoven collection under one roof. Head to the Haus der Geschichte(House of History) which is situated in Bonn itself. It is a museum of contemporary history and emphasizes the orientation of visitors and a vivid presentation of historical events.


Visit the Chocolate Museum located just 30 min away from the House of History and sate your appetite. This museum briefs about the 5000 years of history of chocolate as well as cocoa tree harvesting, cultivation, and nourishment. 1 day in Cologne is complete only after acquiring some knowledge about the emergence, history, and culture of chocolate from this museum.


Visit the Altes Rathaus, a gothic tower adorned with figurines of old city notables. The Altes Rathaus has architectural designs from every periodic era. The Kolner Dom should be on your list of must visit places if you are there for just  24 hours in Cologne. It is the most visited landmark in Germany and a tallest twin-spired church. End your day in Cologne by visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is one itinerary for 24 hours in Cologne.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Cologne

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Best Hotels in Cologne for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Cologne or 3 days in Cologne. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Cologne.

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