The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, in the former medieval armoury, explores all facets of Cologne history. There are exhibits on Carnival,...
Vestiges from the ancient settlement include a Roman arch from the former town wall outside the Dom and the Römerturm, a tower standing...
Museum für Angewandte Kunst
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst consists of a series of period rooms tracing European design from the Middle Ages to today. Keep an eye...
Repertory theatre based at the Schauspiel, in the same massively remodeled complex as the Opernhaus (opera). The box office for both is...
Classic French cooking by chef Jean-Claude Bado stars at this prim little bistro that's one of Cologne's most popular restaurants. The...
Appellhofplatz 23-25 · interesting places nearby
NS Dokumentationszentrum information
Cologne's Third Reich history is poignantly documented in the NS Documentation Centre. In the basement of this otherwise mundane-looking building was the local Gestapo prison where scores of people were interrogated, tortured and killed. Inscriptions on the basement cell walls offer a gut-wrenching record of the emotional and physical pain endured by inmates. Executions often occurred in the courtyard.