Cologne is a city of breath-taking beauty which you can experience on a coach break with Caledonian Travel.
Situated on the River Rhine, Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest city with boasts all the charm of a medieval riverside town polished off with a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel.
Strolling through the streets of Cologne is like taking a tour of the city’s passage through time. You will come across traces of its Roman beginnings, countless medieval churches and post-war buildings sitting harmoniously alongside modern structures.
Its most iconic landmark is the unmissable Kolner Dom, the city’s impressive Catholic cathedral and World Heritage Site. Take time to admire the mighty twin spires and buttresses of Europe’s biggest cathedral, before venturing inside to experience its grand interiors and see the Shrine of the Three Holy Kings. Feeling energetic? If so, climb 533 steps to the top of one of the South Tower and you will be rewarded with stunning views!
There are another 12 Romanesque churches to tick off your list during your time Cologne, plus other impressive religious centres, including the Die Kölner Synagogue and ultra-modern Central Mosque.
Cologne’s museum trail is also fascinating and varied. Discover more about Cologne’s Roman heritage at the Römisch-Germanisches Museum, fine art from the 14th Century to the 20th Century at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and arouse your senses at the Fragrance Museum.
Meanwhile, you can enjoy tasty treats and drink from a chocolate fountain at Stollwerck Chocolate Museum.
After your cultural fix, lose yourself in the cobbled alleyways of the city’s Old Town to discover its fountains and monuments, and browse the many boutiques before trying its famous Kolsch beer in one of the many beer halls or pavement cafes.
Every Christmas, Cologne plays host to one of Germany’s largest Christmas Markets, featuring no fewer than seven markets, each with their own distinctive character and atmosphere. You can visit with Caledonian Travel at this magical time of year.
The city also has a flourishing arts scene and every July hosts the Kolner Lichter, when the Rhine is brought to life with a flotilla of illuminated boats and dazzling fireworks display. Search our Special Events breaks today and see Cologne sparkle like never before.
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