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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mitch w
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ivanleban
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is well kept and really nice to walk in. Lots of little shops and restaurants. Lots to see!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anke H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank timj101101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Francesco M
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank IvanK4
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Most of the time different people with different culture is there. Inside the church is special and outside is full of energy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank khoein
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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EssexWoo
6 November 2018|
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Response from Heather G | Reviewed this property |
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
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2 November 2018|
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Response from khoein | Reviewed this property |
I guess so, I have seen some parking around there.
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Phil C
23 January 2018|
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Response from JosieF1958 | Reviewed this property |
You are in the old town area and within 10 minutes walk to the Cathedral, if I am correct about your location.
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