A Weekend in Cologne
Enjoy A Weekend in Cologne; a fascinating city, with a charming core and masses of culture
Cologne’s Old Town was carefully rebuilt after being almost obliterated during WWII. Although it’s Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne has retained its old-world charm with narrow, cobbled streets and alleys. On a weekend in Cologne, Sunday is the best day for a lavish breakfast and in Cologne, there is plenty of street food to indulge on. However, the city’s most famous landmark, The Cathedral, stands proud with an ornate façade and filigree spires. This UNESCO site is one of Germany’s most popular attraction. The cathedral is just one element of this city’s unique architectural heritage.
Cologne is the perfect base to discover the Rhine Valley
Whilst spending a weekend in Cologne, you will soon realise this is a lively and vibrant city, abundant in museums and culture. Furthermore, getting around the city to explore is relatively easy. It is also a great base from which to explore the Rhine Valley. Perhaps venture to quaint Königswinter where you can take the cog railway up Dragon’s Rock for incomparable views and to visit the striking Drachenburg Castle. At the end of your days exploring, relax and chat over the local beer, Kölsch. Locals are very proud of this brew and of their city in general. Once you’ve discovered Cologne for yourself, you’re sure to see why!
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Make your way to your hotel in Cologne. Depending on your arrival time, begin exploring this wonderful city.
Enjoy a guided tour of this lovely city and Old Town. Along with the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral, Cologne boasts a multitude of Romanesque churches, museums and galleries. The rest of the day is free to explore, maybe take a cruise on the Rhine or just meander around the fabulous designer and tourist shops. Perhaps visit the famous Chocolate Museum where you can learn about the history of chocolate and buy a few samples! Have a bite to eat and a brew in the Altstadt (Old Town) – sample Cologne’s own beer ‘Kölsch’, or visit the House of 4711, where the original Eau-de-Cologne was invented.
Drachenfels and Königswinter
Why not make an excursion to Königswinter, with its quaint Old Town and beautiful riverside promenade? Make the short journey from Cologne by road or along the river by boat. Against the beautiful backdrop of the Siebengebirge hills, perhaps take the cog railway to the top of the Drachenfels or ‘Dragon’s Rock’ where the legendary dragon was slain. Take in the breathtaking views over the Rhine. Stop off en-route to the summit at the striking Castle Drachenburg or simply enjoy the views from the comfort of the train carriage.
It’s time to leave Cologne behind. If time permits, enjoy a final stroll through the city before beginning your return journey to the UK.
Ibis Köln Centrum; H+ Hotel Köln Brühl; Mercure Severinsbrücke; Mercure Hotel Köln Belfortstrasse.
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