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All reviews cobbled streets beautiful area nice stroll interesting architecture walk around lots of shops during wwii take your time cologne cathedral christmas market visiting cologne rhine river rathaus dom reconstruction kolsch germany
In that most of this area was leveled by WWII bombing raids, there is not a lot of the old town to see. Just at the very far southern end of the city. New the Cathedral it is almost all new construction.
I was unlucky to come to Cologne on 11 November evening. It was the time of the carneval in Cologne and there are too many people around. Impossible to get a taxi at the railway station and enormous crowd everywhere. Next morning there was garbage...More
You will rarely find a level walking place in the old town, where the roads are cobbled and the street change texture and levels quickly. There is so much to see; the Rathaus, the parks, the street of antiques, the old breweries and the new...More
The Old Town area of Cologne is a stunning sight. The skyline, in particular, is dominated by interesting architecture including the Cathedral which is easily visible and rather looming down any of the streets.
The old town of Cologne is not big but very nice. It locates on the west coast of the River Rhine. You can find many cozy restaurants and pubs. Typical food and drink of the old town are German sausage and bier decorated with potatoes...More
Nice an welcoming, and somehow impressive because of the main attraction of the city, the majestic Dom. Nice shops, cafeterias and small restaurants. In the center of Cologne you can always find many people walking, from different nationalities.
Cologne historic old town is really worth to visit, there are beautiful cathedrals, historical building, city university complex and many more. What needs to be mentioned is there are two river sides and two faces of the city. Right side is more like industrial zone...More
Strolling around the historic Old Town should be a must for all visitors provided time is sufficient for the visit. There are many old houses there with different architectural impacts. There are many shops and restaurants in the town. Recommended.
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Cologne is a friendly, walkable town. Most of the restaurants we went to were reasonably priced and there was a lot of choice in cuisines as well. We ate at a lot of the Kolsch breweries and we met a lot of locals this way... More
Cologne is a friendly, walkable town. Most of the restaurants we went to were reasonably priced and there was a lot of choice in cuisines as well. We ate at a lot of the Kolsch breweries and we met a lot of locals this way and had a great time. Fruh was our favorite! Did not do a lot of attractions but we walked past a few of them, just strolling along the river was fun in itself. The church of course is hard to miss and has some neat historical archaeological things around it, all of which are out in the open - (free) to peruse. I dont think you will be disappointed.