Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Cologne

Kölner Dom

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…
Top Choice Cathedral in Aachen

Aachener Dom

It’s impossible to overestimate the significance of Aachen’s magnificent cathedral. The burial place of Charlemagne, it’s where more than 30 German kings were crowned and where pilgrims have flocked since the 12th c…
Top Choice Museum in Osnabrück

Felix-Nussbaum-Haus

Osnabrück-born Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum (1904–44) is renowned for his works, which have shades of Van Gogh and Henri Rousseau. In 1944, after several years in exile, arrest in Belgium and successful escape in F…
Top Choice Museum in Cologne

Römisch-Germanisches Museum

Sculptures and ruins displayed outside the entrance are merely the overture to a full symphony of Roman artefacts found along the Rhine. Highlights include the giant Poblicius tomb (AD 30–40), the magnificent 3rd-ce…
Top Choice Museum in Xanten

RömerMuseum

The grand building west of the Archäologischer Park houses the RömerMuseum, which takes you on a journey through 400 years of Roman presence in the Lower Rhine region. Modern and interactive, the exhibit kicks off w…
Top Choice Museum in Essen

Ruhr Museum

The former coal-washing plant provides an edgy setting for the Ruhr Museum. Exhibits span the history of the Ruhr Region in an easily accessible and engaging fashion. Just as the coal was transported on conveyor bel…
Top Choice Museum in Bonn

Beethoven-Haus Bonn

One of the world's most famous composers, Beethoven was born in 1770 in this rather humble town house. Today it displays a predictable array of scores, letters, paintings and instruments, including his last grand pi…
Top Choice Church in Kalkar & Around

St Nikolaikirche

Dating from the 13th century, St Nikolaikirche is famous for its nine masterful altars chiselled by members of the Kalkar woodcarving school. Top billing goes to the High Altar, which depicts the Passion of Christ i…
Top Choice Cathedral in Bonn

Münster Basilica

A good place to start exploring Bonn’s historic centre is on Münsterplatz, where the landmark Münster Basilica was built on the graves of the two martyred Roman soldiers who later got promoted to be the city’s patro…
Top Choice Museum in Dortmund

Zollern Colliery

The Zollern II/IV Coal Mine was considered a 'model mine' when operation began in 1902. It boasted state-of-the-art technology and fantastic architecture, including an art nouveau machine hall and a castlelike admin…