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Attractive structures near the riverside

During our river cruise trip by mid-Oct, we embarked at the pier near the Cologne Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Very modern

A lot of modern buildings (especially those in the area I live it seems!) are hideous and... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our river cruise trip by mid-Oct, we embarked at the pier near the Cologne Cathedral. Immediately we saw three "crane-like" structures near the riverside and later learnt that one was for apartment while the other two for use as office buildings. The design concept...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Best views of these masterpiece buildings are from a boat ride on the Rhine. A must see and photograph on your Cologne bucket list.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We came across these gems due to my GF obsession with sunsets. She found a photo of the Crane houses from a different angle than everyone’s normal pictures so we set out on an adventure to imitate the photo. Let’s just say we missed sunset...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

From my point of view, this “harbour style” area is one of the rare examples, when modern architecture is perfectly integrated in to the old one. And it is located only 20-25 minutes away from the main railway station (by foot & along the Rhine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A lot of modern buildings (especially those in the area I live it seems!) are hideous and distasteful. Cologne seem to have sorted this issue perfectly. Their modern architecture is quite pleasant to look at and kept clean and well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

The modern concrete and glass buildings on the banks of the river offer a striking contrast to the historic area in which they stand. The three identical buildings are shaped like dockyard cranes which used to stand in the area before it was redeveloped.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

you can see them from the outside. they destroy the nice view of the Rhein (river) and right next to them are older housed and the older chocolate museum...so it seem titally out of place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ahnungs L
Reviewed 2 June 2018

.....and I loved it!! Saw it from the boat trip, then walked to see it close up . A stunning example of modern architecture.,

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I had a stroll along here after visiting the chocolate museum. There really wasn't much to see or anything going on other then to look at some of the buildings and old canes there. The large tall residential buildings not doubt give you a great...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Three amazing 'crane' buildings stand along the river Rhine. An impressive sight to see from the river and the road.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Em B
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