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The old town is nice for wandering around and stopping at a square here and there for a nice tiny cold glass of kolsch. It was mostly destroyed during the war, except the cathedral, so most buildings are not originals but rebuilds. It still looks...More
Seeing as 90% of the city was bombed during the war there is not much ‘old’ left. Having said that the ‘old town’ is a lovely place to take a stroll and sit for a drink or meal. There is plenty of variety and you’ll...More
The Cologne Cathedral is very majestic and built on the grand scale. I was in awe to stand outside and to walk around inside. However most of the Altstadt area is filled with less than great restaurants and beer drinking establishments. Very crowded with tourists...More
Cologne’s old town extends from the Cathedral to the river and encompasses a number of historic sites and buildings. Some buildings date back many centuries, although many have been damaged over time, and have been repaired and rebuilt. There are laneways, places to shop, drink...More