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Free live jazz.
Free live jazz.
Cologne’s geographical and spiritual heart – and its single-biggest tourist draw – is the magnificent Kölner Dom. With its soaring twin spires, this is the Mt Everest of cathedrals, jam-packed with art and treasures.
Busy, loud and boisterous, Päffgen has been pouring Kölsch since 1883 and hasn’t lost a step since. In summer you can enjoy the refreshing brew and local specialities beneath starry skies in the beer garden. Potato pancakes are served on Fridays.
In a 19th-century customs building, the Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum is an imaginative, if Germany-focused, tribute to the sporting life from antiquity to today. There are exhibits on the 1936 Berlin and 1972 Munich Olympic Games and on such modern-day heroes as Steffi Graf and Michael Schumacher.
This relative youngster draws a somewhat less raucous crowd knocking back their Kölsch in a web of highly individualistic nooks, including a room lidded by a kaleidoscopic stained-glass ceiling. On Tuesday, insiders invade for the freshly made potato pancakes. The wood carving over the main entrance translate as: 'Hops and malt, God preserves'.
Explore the historic city of Cologne on this full-day trip from Frankfurt! Travel by luxury coach to Cologne and enjoy a guided tour of the city. Visit the world-famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the city's historic old town and enjoy free time to explore the local shops and do some independent sightseeing.
What used to be a small cafe famous for its eccentric glass-chard chandelier has morphed into a well-respected restaurant where organic ingredients are woven into sharp-flavoured dishes. The owners raise their own meat. Get a table overlooking the park for a meal or just a drink.
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst consists of a series of period rooms tracing European design from the Middle Ages to today. Keep an eye out for a 15th-century Venetian wedding goblet, a silver service by Henry van de Velde and life-sized animals made of Meissen porcelain.
This glamorous cocktail bar lures chatty sophisticates huddled in intense conversation and grateful for the mellow lighting and jazz. Named for a colonial hotel in Cairo, it offers 190 different cocktails, including 40 original creations.
A luscious and spunky bakery that captures the Belgisches Viertal vibe, come here for amazing cupcakes, tarts, cookies and more. Then repair to Brüsseler Platz to sit back and enjoy.
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 festooned with newly cleaned statues of old city notables.
Travel from Cologne/Bonn International Airport to your Cologne City Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Cologne City Hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.
Check out the city skyline while wiggling your toes in Sahara sand on the upper deck of a parking garage at this quirky beach bar.
Enjoy a two-hour evening cruise, sightseeing along the Rhine River as you take in the panoramic vistas of Cologne. With access to spectacular views of city landmarks lit up at night, you’ll pass many of Cologne’s top attractions – like the Hohenzollern Bridge – while you learn about the city’s 2,000-year history.