A Weekend Getaway to Cologne, Germany

Germany, Cologne Guide (B): A Weekend Getaway to Cologne, Germany

If you haven’t been to Cologne yet, it’s about time you make the trip over. Founded in the 1st Century, Cologne is home to some of the country’s most historical museums, shops and homes.

Cologne is the largest city in NRW and is well known for their excellence in media and arts. Similar to Düsseldorf, Cologne is split into two as the Rhine River runs through the old town. You may have heard all about Cologne’s rival Kölsch beer (to our Düsseldorf Altbier) and the beautiful Kölner Dom… but there’s more to be said about this vibrant city.

Whether you’re planning a day trip or a full weekend getaway, Cologne definitely needs to be checked off your travel wishlist.

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Cologne is only about a 45-minute drive from the city center of Düsseldorf (40 kilometers), which makes it an easy option when you’re looking for something new to explore around the area. It’s an easy drive, but some people even say that you’re better off taking the train to enjoy the view and avoid traffic. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend Getaway to Cologne, Germany
Guide Location: Germany » Cologne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cologne Cathedral   Hohenzollernbrucke   Museum Ludwig   FRUH “Em Veedel”   Die Fette Kuh   Bei Oma Kleinmann   Funkhaus   DJH Koln Pathpoint  
Author: Jenna Davis
Read it on author's website: http://lifeinduesseldorf.com/weekend-getaway-explore-the-urban-city-life-of-cologne/