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Reviewed 6 November 2018

My wife and I took the subway from the DOM to the ticket office where you board the Rheinseilbahn only to find out that is was closed down for 2 months for repairs. It is a long walk back to the DOM along the waterfront...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank iververtz
Reviewed 23 August 2018

If you are a tourist and not German speaker than the Rheinseilbahn is still working. How comes? This attraction is closed but not announced for English speakers. I have made efforts to call and inform them. I hope they took responsibility.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zviamely
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is a really nice view. you are driving from one side to the other side of the river and see everything along the river. it is really a nice and amazing view!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ahnungs L
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is one of the things I would recomend to start with when you visit cologne. You will get a good overview over the old part of cologne and can combine this with a nice walk in the "Rheinpark". You can also walk through the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank DrGnatz
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Today I went with my kids after the zoo,and we were very disappointed to gind it closed. We asked to a local, who explained that last year there was a malfunctioning and it will be closed until renewed. First time Tripadvisor let me down.

Date of experience: March 2018
7  Thank Gea7
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We bought a return trip and the price of 7€ is fair. The trip gave us a beautiful view of the river and Cologne. I don't recommend it on hot days in summer as it gets very hot in the cabins but otherwise it's worth...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank sawickis
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Unfriendly grumpy clerk at till, seemed to be doing us a favour in selling us tickets. Poor knowledge of basics like good morning good bye please and thank you (we are Germans, so foreign language not an excuse)

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tofifi
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The only downpart is the money, which they charge nowadays for a return ticket per Person (7 EUR). But still, if you are just a visitor to Cologne, you shouldn´t miss this very scenic (though unfortunately rather short) ride through the air over the river...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I had a short trip to Koln and this was my main highlight for the kids and us to ride across the rhine. Well apparently it had broken down days to weeks prior to our visit according to the parking lot guy. BUMMED out but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank LisaKWSmith
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a cheap and fun activity that will not take too much time. Pods hold up to 4 riders and you will be able to see the beautiful Cologne skyline. However, beware that there is a nudist beach in the park below the cable...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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