As one of the largest cities in Germany, Cologne houses plenty of holiday destinations for all types of tourists. The people of Cologne are very liberal, accommodating and will gladly help you if you happen to get lost on your way to the city’s sights. Cologne is known for its museums, galleries, and trade shows and whether you’re searching for cultural, historical, or natural attractions, there are always plenty of things to do in Cologne and the dynamic city will not fail you.
When on holiday in Cologne, you definitely don’t won’t to miss the Cologne Cathedral, the seat of the archbishop of Cologne and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its towering spires and sophisticated Gothic facade are a sight to behold.
Another must-see holiday destination in the city is the Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum or Imhoff Chocolate Museum.
This museum is one of the top German museums and showcases the entire history of chocolate. Because of the interesting and mouthwatering guided tours in the museum, more than half a million visitors go here every year.
The Aktiengesellschaft Cologne Zoological Garden or simply Cologne Zoo is a world-renowned zoo in the city. It also has an aquarium and free-flight rainforest hall.
Cologne is considered one of Germany’s warmest cities. January is typically the coldest month while July is usually the warmest.
If you’re visiting the city in December, you can explore Cologne’s many Christmas markets that can be found all around the city. The most recommended ones are the Markt der Engel at Neumarkt and the Christmas market near the Cathedral.
Another huge winter event in Cologne is the Kölner Karneval or Cologne Carnival, one of the biggest and most colorful street fests in Europe. The carnival season officially starts in November but most of the culminating activities take place during the week before Ash Wednesday.
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