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    Cologne – Köln or Kölle, depending on how native you’ve gone – is Germany’s oldest city, dating back over two millennia. Dominated by the towers of its rustic, soaring cathedral, Cologne is a little heralded corner of Germany that hides numerous photogenic medieval and Roman features amongst its charms. It’s a refined city, a place where Belgian-style chocolate shops integrate the epic beer halls, and the angular pastel houses along the banks of the Rhine give the centre an almost fairytale vibe.

    It’s hard to miss the twin towers of the 157 meter tall cathedral, Dom, which took over 600 years to build, and are celebrated throughout Germany in songs and literature. Inside you’ll find the golden Sarcophagus of Epiphany, a 13th century relic that’s at the forefront of a mammoth collection of art hidden in the cathedrals’ treasure chamber. In fact, the entire city is rammed full of churches, with twelve ornate Romanic examples tucked within the Medieval city walls, including a tiny 9th century worship spot that takes the breath away.

    The Fish Market, the City Gates, the City Hall, the Praetorium and the Roman Tower all offer outstanding examples of the Cologne of old, too, while you can pick up a thorough explanation of it all at the impressive Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which gives a full account of the Romans along the Rhine, as well as housing its own mosaics.

    The city’s not all about history, though. There’s plenty in the way of off the wall modern architecture here, and the locals have a penchant for a few beers (try the local specialty Kölsch) and soaking up an inspiring local collection of modern art. The beer halls here are notoriously lively, while there’s a full on social calendar incorporating the impressive local soccer team and plenty in the way of live concerts or theater to enjoy, too.

    While it might be Germany’s oldest city, Cologne’s far from stuffy, and goes out of its way to run with the times. None of that ancient charm’s been lost, though, and you can spend hours exploring the side streets eying ornate buildings and snacking on spectacular chocolate. Alternatively, bring a strong painkiller, and dive into the tumultuous nightlife.

    During the Christmas period you can stroll at three different authentic Christmas markets: one at the cathedral, one in town center and one at 'Alter Markt' near the river.
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    • Hänneschen-Theater
      0.12 Km from Cologne
      Hänneschen-Theater is a traditional puppetry-theatre in Cologne, Germany. It was established in the year 1802. The stage is situated in a building on Eisenmarkt in downtown Cologne. The pieces are set in Knollendorf, a fictional village somewhere in the outskirts of Cologne. The popular puppets represent fictional characters who embody typical traits of cologne people, so Tünnes and Schäl, Hänneschen and Bärbelchen, as well as other unique characters. In addition to the ever-changing pieces tha...
    • St. George's School, Cologne
      6.93 Km from Cologne
      St. George’s School is a state-approved, international school located in Cologne, Germany. Founded in 1985, St George's is a private school and teaches the English National Curriculum (in form of the GCSE or IGCSE at Key Stage 4) and the GCE Advanced Level or IB Diploma Programme after Key Stage 4. Pupils are aged between 2 and 18. St. George’s is a coeducational and non-denominational school which is run independently from local or state financial support. School uniform is compulsory with the ...
    • BayArena
      11.58 Km from Cologne
      The BayArena (German pronunciation: [beːʔaˈʁeːna]) is a football stadium in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been the home ground of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen since 1958. It is not a UEFA 5-star stadium, however is in the process of becoming one.
    • Smidt-Arena
      11.73 Km from Cologne
      Smidt-Arena (formerly Wilhelm Dopatka Halle) is an indoor sporting arena located in Leverkusen, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 3,500 people. It was home to the Bayer Giants Leverkusen basketball team.
    • Morsbroich Museum
      12.10 Km from Cologne
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    • Brauweiler Abbey
      12.71 Km from Cologne
      Brauweiler Abbey (German: Abtei Brauweiler) is a former Benedictine monastery located at Brauweiler, now in Pulheim near Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. It was founded and endowed in 1024 by Pfalzgraf Ezzo, count palatine of Lotharingia of the Ezzonian dynasty and his wife Matilda of Germany, a daughter of Emperor Otto II and Theophano. Ezzo and Matilda were buried here, as were their two eldest sons Liudolf, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (d. 1031) and Otto II, Duke of Swabia (d. 10...
    • The Crypt (Kings Dominion)
      16.40 Km from Cologne
      The Crypt (formerly Tomb Raider: Firefall) is a HUSS Park Attraction suspended Top Spin ride located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia. The Crypt was also the name of a giant top spin at Kings Dominion's sister park, Kings Island (Kings Island's version closed on October 30, 2011 while the Kings Dominion version still operates). Both rides were originally themed after the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, until Kings Dominion, Kings Island, and the other three Paramount Parks were sold to the ...
    • Gymnasium der Stadt Kerpen
      20.10 Km from Cologne
      The Gymnasium der Stadt Kerpen (German, High school of city Kerpen) is a Gymnasium and a Europe school (Europaschule) in Kerpen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The school was founded in 1968. Since 2001 the additional name Europaschule (Europe school) has been officially used. The school has 165 teachers and 2,266 students (September 10, 2008).
    • Michaelsberg Abbey, Siegburg
      23.61 Km from Cologne
      Michaelsberg Abbey (German: Abtei Michaelsberg) is a former monastery of the Benedictine Order, belonging to the Subiaco Congregation (1064-2011). The monastery is situated on the Michaelsberg ("St. Michael's Mount"), about 40 metres above the town of Siegburg. For this reason it is also often known as Siegburg Abbey.
    • Beethoven House
      24.41 Km from Cologne
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    • Bonn
      The city of Bonn is located in the Cologne/ Bonn region in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
      It is the former capital of West Germany from 1949 - 1990 and the official seat of government from 1990 - 1999.

      It was home to many government institutions (prior to their move to Berlin) but still remains as the country's center of politics and administration. Bonn now holds the title of "Federal City" and has since developed into a hub of international cooperation with the housing of 17 United Nations institutions. The city has also established itself as an important national and international center of conventions, meetings and conferences of Germany's largest corporate companies such as DHL headquarter (The Post Tower being holding the record of the tallest building in North Rhine-Westphalia region).

      And one definitely cannot miss the Rhein River which flows through it. Take a stroll by the river bank and enjoy the surrounding environment with all the greenery.

      The city is not all about government and business though. Thousands of people ranging from classical music lovers to experts come each year to see the birthplace of Ludwig Van Beethoven (Beethoven House) in Bonngasse which is a memorial site, museum and cultural institution serving several purposes.
      Bonn, Germany

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    Graphic showing average weather in Cologne in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 1.7 64.9 35.1 25.6
    Feb 2.2 56.9 36 22.4
    Mar 5.4 44.9 41.7 17.7
    Apr 9 56.3 48.2 22.2
    May 13.2 66 55.8 26
    Jun 16.3 80.3 61.3 31.6
    Jul 17.9 74.4 64.2 29.3
    Aug 17.4 84.2 63.3 33.1
    Sep 14.7 56.5 58.5 22.2
    Oct 10 54.7 50 21.5
    Nov 5.9 57.8 42.6 22.8
    Dec 2.9 60.6 37.2 23.9

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