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Historic Old Town

Altstadt-Quartier, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4922 1346430
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Altstadt-Quartier, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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"cobbled streets"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 10 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 7 reviews
"shopping area"
in 6 reviews
"before christmas"
in 4 reviews
"great walk"
in 4 reviews
"during world war ii"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"visited cologne"
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"cologne cathedral"
in 11 reviews
"rhine river"
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"rathaus"
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"dom"
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"destruction"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cologne's Old Town is not the largest or the most impressive in Germany but it is worth a visit to see the cathedral. The church is a magnificent structure full of interesting things inside and out. The rest of the Old Town has a few...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the old town for a weekend and found it a very easy, relaxing place to settle into. The sun shone for us which meant we could stroll around, stopping for something to eat and drink along the way. There is a good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i loved to go to the old city, what remains after the war, most is reconstructed but the cathedral is impressive.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, many historical buildings were destroyed during the second world war, but those, which remained, still can catch one’s breath. In my opinion, it’s better to start from another Rhine bank: one can make marvellous photos there. Just imagine – the Hohenzollern Bridge, Dom, St....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walking area of Cologne, however area is post war. Many shops and gardens to enjoy for a few hours.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Nice buildings, calm and quite streets, impressive view of the Dom from lots of streets. Area includes nice historical buildings, bar, restaurants and some of them are classical Kolsch. It is nice and worth seeing area of city.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Have been visiting Cologne for many years as my husband goes to the Messe. So I explore on my own. Very pretty cobbled old town with the beautiful Domo which is still being restored. Lots of changes over the years. More commercial. And a fortune...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

In all fairness, the Historic Old Town has completely been taken over by the tourism trade, and particularly cheap tourist scam restaurants. It's too bad, at the same time if you can look through this you can still get a feel for the "Old Times"

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited an exchange student we have kept in contact with over the years. She and her family took around Cologne. You must have a cup of coffee at the pastry shop across the square from the cathedral. The spires on the cathedral are amazing....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

You just can't go to cologne without passing by this magnifisent place. The dome, the narrow streets, the small shops and cafes , it's just marvelous. Near the cathedral, you gonna find photos about the modern history of the city, they're worth a look.

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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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debbiv2
3 November 2017|
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Response from bradbrot | Reviewed this property |
Altstadt is just round the corner.. have fun!
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Response from Mario99445345 | Reviewed this property |
Meeting place for tours is at Tourist Information Centre infront of Cathedral. If your hotel is in city centre the cathedral is reachable on foot.
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