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Things to do in Cologne, Germany

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 26th of November, 2009

Cologne is one crazy large and fun town that may be worth a visit when in Germany. Its closely located near Düsseldorf as well, so there are plenty of places you can visit.

Cologne is nicely set by the Rhine River so there is plenty to do during the summer months. Furthermore, the city offers several town festivals most importantly the Cologne Carnival. There are some 2 Million visitors, the trains are packed with drunk people and the hotels are sold out during this period. Nevertheless, you won't get much sleep anyway when you go there.

The main tourist attraction in Cologne is probably the Cologne Dome, which is the largest and most important catholic church in Germany.

 

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Along the River Rhine in Germany stands one of the country’s biggest cities, Cologne. It is one of the oldest in Germany, bursting with historical and cultural treasures. It has evolved over its many centuries of existence, but its past always remains something to look back upon. This article explores Cologne in its early beginnings to the present day.Early History In what is the center of Cologne today, the Oppidum Ubiorum was the site of the first urban settlement in the city. It was founded by the Germanic tribe called Ubii in 38 B.C., and was acknowledged as a city by the Romans in 50 A.D. with the new name Colonia Claudia Ara... Read more »

 
 
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