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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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Cologne had acquired numerous surrounding towns and its inhabitants had grown in number - about 700,000. The famous Cologne Cathedral, which began building in 1248, was finally completed in 1880. Industrialization had changed the city and sometimes came at the expense of much of its historical heritage. After World War I, the British were in occupancy of the city until the year 1926. It was in the same year that Cologne was transformed into a media capital for the country. During World War II, Cologne endured numerous raids and much of it was devastated by the war. The population was reduced tremendously, with most citizens fleeing to rural... Read more »

 
 
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