The city of Cologne has everything for all visitors with various interests and these include arts and culture, churches with unique Romanesque architecture, museums, historical buildings, theatres, memorials and wells, parks and gardens, musical hotspots, cinemas, shops, restaurants and cultural tours. These tourist attractions make Cologne favorite German destination. Cologne depicts a cultural area and many historical sites and leaves no doubt that there is a sense of history in this Germany City.
There are lots of activities you can do here while some of the attractions are good for sightseeing only as you learn something. The River Rhine will be a perfect place to experience a comfortable cruise while savoring what else the River and the surrounding areas has to offer. The Cathedral is something you should not miss as this is one of the landmarks in Cologne. This is a World Cultural Heritage Site and will give you a taste of the Gothic construction techniques.
The Romanesque churches to visit include St. Andreas, St. Aposteln, St. Cacilia, St. Georg and St. Gereon among others. These churches were built many years ago and visiting them will give you some information on the growth of the church in Cologne. The city also boosts of Germany’s oldest town hall. The Cologne Town Hall is an historical building that means so much to the people and you only have to visit it to find out.
Cologne does not disappoint museum lovers and there are also art galleries containing both traditional and modern art pieces. The museums are categorized into Private Museums, Municipal Museums and Ecclesiastical Museums that are the representation of the city’s historical background. Private Museums you can visit include the Chocolate Museum, Odysseum, 4711 and the Cologne Carnival Museum.
Parks and gardens in Cologne are good for recreational activities as you enjoy the beauty and serenity of their surroundings. They include the Flora & Botanical Garden and the Rheinpark among others. Musical hotspots show the rich musical capabilities of the city and these include the Opera House, Musical Dome and the jazz clubs. Cinema areas can be good places to spend some time and enjoy a film.
The locals relish and preserve their ancient traditions and this you can see by attending the Cologne Carnival annual festival if you can. You can also enjoy the cultural tours where you will find ready cultural programmes to take you through every historical period in Cologne.