Cologne

Cologne

Cologne is Germany's fourth biggest city and boasts 7 different bridges over the Rhine! Cologne has many different sides - Roman, Medieval and Modern - so there's something here for everyone. If churches are your interest, you should pay a visit to Cologne Cathedral which is one of the most famous architectural monuments in Germany, or what about the twelve Romanic churches which are located within the city walls? In addition to churches, there are also museums to be seen, including the Roemisch-Germanisches Museum which details the city's Roman history. If you prefer the outdoors, then the Botanical Gardens and zoo might be more up your street. As with any other big city, Cologne offers a variety of shopping and eating. So why not fly with Austrian Airlines to Cologne and discover this amazing place for yourself?

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Worth knowing

Germany
    • Currency: Euro(EUR)
    • Language: German
    • Capital: Berlin
    • Austrian flight destination: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart

Sights in Cologne

Sights in Cologne
Cologne Cathedral
The cathedral: it is easy to locate as it acts as a navigation point for locating everything else. Standing at 157 metres tall it was for many years the city's tallest building. Today only the telecommunications tower reaches higher into the sky. Nevertheless life in Cologne mostly revolves around the monumental construction - that is of course until the jesters take over. Those who pass through the great entrance as non-believers may well find themselves reconsidering once inside. The giant halls leave visitors feeling so small and insignificant that humbleness will take care of itself. But the cathedral also moves with the times. When Gerhard Richter created the south transept window in 2007, he chose instead of the proposed Bible scene to design a colourful mosaic, which resembles the pixels of a computer screen. Although the original reaction was one of anger, the uproar has since settled down leaving Richter's work to enlighten church goers and art critics alike.
Pollerwiesen
Carnival Museum

Eat in Cologne

Eat in Cologne
Fischers Weingenu
Order cola and wine here and you might as well get your coat. Fischers Weingenuss is exclusively for wine aficionados. The ?wine bible' boasts 700 different wines, leaving wine lovers utterly spoilt for choice. Fortunately the menu provides handy hints as to which wine goes with which dish. This way you won't turn red when ordering the Grünen Veltliner from Kemptal to accompany braised knuckle of lamb Carpaccio.   If your wine knowledge is somewhat lacking, then why not attend a wine seminar: Christina Fischer is on hand to provide novices and connoisseurs alike with a big glass of passion. After this course you'll never order cola and wine again!
Chez Chef
Unsicht-Bar

Shopping in Cologne

Shopping in Cologne
Salon Ludvík
If you're looking for that special dress for stepping out onto the red carpet, you can do a lot worse than head to Salon Ludvík. Here tailored art is conceived and created for elegant television stars. Fenja Ludwig's motto is ?Panta rhei' (everything is in flux). Flowing materials, low-cut backs and dove motifs stand at the forefront of the chic label. The couture icon is in touch with her craft, emphasising the female body without restraining it, while bridging the gap with her unmistakeable style between Parisian tradition and modern Cologne.
Zeitgeist Cologne
Blutsgeschwister

Stay in Cologne

Stay in Cologne
Cristall
Hotel Cristall shows its colours: the lobby is lavishly dominated by colour-of-the-month lavender, while the conference rooms are more reserved in white and the rooms in brown tones. Even the stairway banister was unable to escape the brush, having received a coat of bright red.   The colourful mix is accompanied by unique furniture and black marble. Particularly fanciful are the easels in the rooms: if you're not a fan of mirrors, simply turn it around to discover a classic painting on the other side. With this toy alone you could entertain yourself for hours, yet that would indeed be a shame with Cologne on your doorstep! Double room from EUR 100 per night.
Hotel Savoy
Domappartement

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VIE CGN 17:40 19:15 01:35 11.07.2017 - 27.08.2017

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