Follow the Budgettraveller's adventures as he spends 48 hours in Cologne on a 100 Euro budget. Visit Kolner Dom- the fourth biggest cathedral in the world and admire its majestic spires. Why not walk along the Rhine in the Koln Altstadt and watch the boats sail by? Perhaps enjoy an evening of art at the Museum Ludwig or visit a perfumery... drink a few Kölsch beers or indulge at the Schokoladenmuseum. Find out about the hidden gem of the small town of Kaub and experience the romance of the…
Cologne at Dusk, Germany - Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. It can be seen from nearly every point in the city centre and from many places elsewhere. It is also one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic and Neo-Gothic architecture in the world.
Cologne Cathedral, Unesco World Heritage Site ~ The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria and considering that the monument is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional work of human creative genius, constructed over more than six centuries and a powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval and modern Europe.
As Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is big but not overwhelming. The population is diverse and while the city is spread out, it’s a completely manageable city to discover with easy public transportation or even on foot. Cologne is actually pretty cool. Here’s a peek into the hipster hotspots in what might just be Germany’s most under-rated city.