Gross St Martin
KD River Cruises
One of several companies offering one-hour spins taking in the splendid Altstadt panorama; other options include sunset cruises.
Dating to the 15th century and much restored, the old city hall has fine bells that ring daily at noon and 5pm. The Gothic tower is...
The Praetorium has relics of a Roman governor’s palace below the Altes Rathaus. It will be part of the much larger subterranean...
Papa Joe’s Klimperkasten
A piano player tickles the ivories nightly in this museum-like place where the smoky brown walls are strewn with yesteryear’s...
Sünner im Walfisch
In a building that can trace its foundation back to at least 1626, this trad German restaurant does a fine job with all the classics and...
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Lonely Planet review
Winning top honours for Cologne's most handsome exterior is Gross St Martin, whose ensemble of four slender turrets grouped around a central spire towers above Fischmarkt in the Altstadt. Its striking clover-leaf choir is an architectural feature pioneered by St Maria im Kapitol , where major treasures include a carved door from the original 11th-century church and a spectacularly ornate Renaissance rood screen.