Schildergasse shopping street, Cologne

Schildergasse shopping street, Cologne (must see)

A trip to Cologne is incomplete without a visit to the famous Schildergasse shopping boulevard. The street dates back to Roman times, where it was the city's Decumanus Maximus. During the Middle Ages it was home to artists who painted coats of arms where the street got its name from (Schild meaning Shield). With 13,000 people passing through every hour, it is the busiest shopping street in Europe. The Schildergasse is a designated pedestrian zone and spans about 500 meters from Hohe Straße on the Eastern end to Neumarkt on the Western end. People visiting Cologne definitely include a trip to Schildergasse in their itinerary.

At Schildergasse, you can find reputed chain stores and brands apart from individual retailers. Some of the popular landmarks on Schildergasse include the Renzo Piano-designed Peek and Cloppenburg’s Weltstadthaus and the ancient Protestant Church of St. Antoniter. Another popular shopping mall is Hohe Straße. Some of the popular tourist areas of interest close to Schildergasse include the Schnutgen Museum, Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Church of St. Cacilien Basilica and Rautenstrauch Joest Museum. On your trip to Cologne, walk through this exciting shopping street. You will find so many interesting things here making it hard for you to hold on to your wallet.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the most popular shopping streets in Europe, with seemingly endless possibilities to eat and drink, plus all the famous German, European and US brands.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Schildergasse shopping street on Map

Sight Name: Schildergasse shopping street
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Shopping Tour of Cologne  

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