Things to Do in Cologne

Top Things to Do in Cologne - Cologne Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Cologne


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Top Attractions in Cologne

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  • Joshane615
    Australia585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! We walked out from the Cologne train station straight into the front of the cathedral. Stunningly beautiful architecture! Much more beautiful than I was expecting.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did not take the tour - didn't think it would be worth it given our knowledge of chocolate making and tours where chocolate is grown. We did, however, have a hot chocolate in the cafe and pick up some treats in the shop. You do not need a ticket to do these things or to use the toilets. If you are in the area, visit the Historische Senfmuehle across the street.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Jason D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum. Was not on my radar at all but it had a great collection with almost no crowds. It was a joy to walk around the museum like a private session.
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Mark D
    Melbourne, Australia697 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place lots of sad tales plenty of information via the headset through out the building about a different time during world war 2.
    The two top floors where closed unless you where a group but still worth the visit.
    Not good for young children lots of story boards.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Mark D
    Melbourne, Australia697 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walk over the bridge to see all the love locks and views get a nice rear view of the cathedral and of the city once on the other side. Worth the stroll if you have time.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • NonDScript
    Singapore58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You get a 360degree view from the 29th floor for the cost of a few Euros. I would suggest that you walk around the Old Town before you go to the Koln Triangle, as it makes it more interesting to see the same places from a vantage point.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • scubamex
    Mass.434 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This really is one of the better zoos we have been to. Lots of animals to see and well laid out. Would highly recommend going.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed seeing many famous pieces here. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays and closing time is meant to be when the museum staff leaves, not when they start moving visitors out the door.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Risinghurst_Rover
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, understated botanical garden. Some items of interest, but unfortunately the glass houses are closed for rebuilding. But very good to get a break from the business of Cologne, to sit in the sun and eat at the open air cafe
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • scotterb60
    Farmington, ME63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We almost skipped Old Town Cologne - we had spent the morning at the Cathedral, walked across the Rhein, and were about to head back to Bonn (our hotel) when we decided that the Old Town was close by. We thoroughly enjoyed it - nice shops, some good food, streets that had character and felt less like a big city. It was a thoroughly enjoyable time!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Aero3926
    Midwest364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can visit the shop and purchase without a tour, but the history of the place makes it much more interesting. On the tour, one also gets to smell some of the ingredients used and see parts of the building not otherwise open to the public. At the end of the tour, you are given a very small bottle of perfume (valued at about the same cost as the tour).
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • ClaireLouise
    Derbyshire, UK327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful church. Very quaint and traditional
    We wandered in whilst walking around as was impressed by the traditional look church
    Written May 11, 2024
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