Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne, Cologne

Rodenkirchen is the southern city district of Cologne. The district is known for its bridge, the impressive St. Maternus church and the two green parks which make Rodenkirchen an important district. Rodenkirchen offers you the opportunity to taste a bit of Cologne's food and culture, by visiting the famous Zum Treppchen and the Youth Kammeroper. Take this tour to find out more about Cologne's distinctive district, Rodenkirchen.
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Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne Map

Guide Name: Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne
Guide Location: Germany » Cologne (See other walking tours in Cologne)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: audrey
Rodenkirchen Bridge

1) Rodenkirchen Bridge (must see)

The Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Rhine. Completed in 1954, it has a main span of 378 metres. It was built from 1938 to 1941, after the design of Paul Bonatz and the planning of Fritz Leonhardt, for the Autobahn Cologne-Aachen. Today the Bundesautobahn 4 is the southern wing of the Cologne Beltway. The bridge was destroyed in an airstrike on January 14, 1945. Rebuilding took place between 1952 and 1954, with the old pylons re-used. The new bridge was built with only...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Zum Treppchen

2) Zum Treppchen

Zum Treppchen is a restaurant with a wonderful view over the Rhine and Rodenkirchen Bridge. The old restaurant has been famous since the 1960s for serving tasty food and local beer. Due to its location, the restaurant is considered one of the best local restaurants not only in Rodenkirchen but in the whole of...   view more
Old St. Maternus Church

3) Old St. Maternus Church

The Old Church of St. Maternus, or the "Chapel", as it is usually called, is located close to the Rhine waterfront. The church consists of two areas with choir and vestry. It was formed in different architectural periods. The older part, the nave, with its semicircular apse, is probably from the tenth century. In the fifteenth century, a nave with Gothic windows was constructed, and in the seventeenth century a west tower in front of it was added. In this massive tower, several rooms...   view more
St. Maternus Church

4) St. Maternus Church

St. Maternus is a church built between 1865 and 1867. It was built in a Neo-Gothic style under the design of the architect Vincenz Statz. The church is also remarkable for its stained glass windows designed by Hanns Kirchner. The altars of the church were designed by Elmar...   view more

5) Kammeroper

Kammeroper is a modern youth opera in the center of the Rodenkirchen district. The ensemble hosts a variety of shows, so it is a perfect example of young culture in Germany for tourists to enjoy. The Opera has its own symphonic orchestra. Kammeroper has also shows for...   view more

6) Friedenswald

Friedenswald is a recreation area which consists of designed meadows and different paths. The park features a variety of rare trees, so it is well-protected. For the children's enjoyment, there is artificial sand so the park is a wonderful area to relax or play a...   view more
Forstbotanischer Garten

7) Forstbotanischer Garten (must see)

If you are passionate about plants, Forstbotanischer Garten in Cologne is definitely a place to visit. This garden specializing in sylvan botany is set over 25 hectares. Established in the year 1964, the garden has on display a stunning diversity of 3000 species of groves, both native and foreign. Visitors come here in great numbers to browse through the Japanese peonies, azaleas and Katsura trees, the North American redwoods and cedar and the Rhododendron Canyon. This canyon reflects the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Cologne, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Cologne

Create Your Own Walk in Cologne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cologne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Tour of Cologne

Shopping Tour of Cologne

Cologne is a remarkable city, with a traditional profile combining German and French elements. This tour is to help you shop for some truly good items, starting with delicious chocolates and biscuits to a wide selection of exclusive souvenirs for friends and family.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Beerhouses Tour in Cologne

Beerhouses Tour in Cologne

Beer is an important part of Germany's culture. German beer is considered among the best beer in the world due to the German Beer Purity Law, which says that the only ingredients that can be used for producing beer are water, hops and barley. In Germany there is a wide variety of beer specialties. One of them, Kolsch beer, is brewed in Cologne. Take this tour to visit the most popular beerhouses in Cologne.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
The Museums of Cologne

The Museums of Cologne

Cologne is an important city in Germany with French influence that makes it a major cultural center in the entire Central Europe. It is the home of more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions vary from ancient Roman archaeology to modern graphics and sculpture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Straddling the river Rhine, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and a major European metropolis and cultural center. The latter is manifested in the richness of impressive architecture and fine museums found in the city. When in Cologne, make sure to explore the city's most popular places of interest with the help of this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Nightlife in Innenstadt-Nord

Nightlife in Innenstadt-Nord

Known as a city for students, Cologne is home to a large number of clubs. The colorful nightlife scene consists of different types of clubs, including nightclubs, lounges, and live concert clubs. Take this tour to experience the rhythm of Cologne's nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Architectural Landmarks in Cologne

Architectural Landmarks in Cologne

Cologne boasts Gothic, Neo-Romanesque and modernist architecture, such as the Cologne Cathedral, the 12 Neo-Romanesque Churches and some new glass and steel architectural splendors. The city has also some impressive remains that weren't destroyed during the war. Follow this tour to admire Cologne's best examples of architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km