Cologne

Cologne

Cologne is one of Germany's oldest cities, having been founded in the year 38 BC. It is situated along the Rhine river and is often invaded by flood waters from the Rhine. It is a bustling city and home to numerous television and radio production stations. It also boasts to be the host of Europe's largest comedy festival. Cologne is also home to the largest gay community of Germany. A definite must see is the Cologneer Dom. You can tour this magnificent cathedral, except during mass times, and if you are feeling energetic you can even take the 509 steps to the top of the south tower. Take a trip and fly with Austrian Airlines to Cologne and enjoy its diverse culture and traditions.

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Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE CGN 17:40 19:15 01:35 29.03.2017 - 09.07.2017

Eat

Eat in Cologne
Unsicht-Bar
Blind date with lamb. In the restaurant Unsicht-Bar both the food and the guests remain in the dark. Literally! Diners may decide in daylight what they want to order, but by the time it arrives they will be in complete darkness. Here you can't even make out the fork in front of your mouth, meaning guests have to use their remaining senses to a heightened degree which leads to a unique and more intense dining experience.   You can choose from lamb, fish, vegetarian and chicken á la carte dishes, all served by a blind waiter, who will shed light on the menu and advise you accordingly. Your surroundings are pitch-black, but the food is a shining light!
Feldküche
Parklounge

Shopping

Shopping in Cologne
Chang 13
Chang 13 regards itself as addicted to fine arts. That's not only noticeable in terms of their fashion but also becomes quite clear when looking at their imaginative store concept: in the centre of the fashionable goings-on in the Cologne store stands a tree. From season to season, Chang hangs new and interesting objects on the tree. Sometimes paper lace doilies adorn the tree, sometimes it's garments and accessories in full bloom.   The man behind this concept is native Korean and a graduate from the fashion school in Trier. In Paris he learned the art of layered felting and he worked as a stylist all over Europe. Now he's selling his own fashion in the Belgian district. The characteristics of his style are wide and round slits in the sleeves and modified kimono cuts. Chang's aesthetic is mix of classic elements and avant-garde ideas. He loves extraordinary fabrics and values the exploration of materials and their innovative implementation. For all those among you with a green fashion thumb: off to Chang's fashion botany!
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Salon Ludvík

Stay

Stay in Cologne
Hotel Savoy
Globetrotters will feel at home here: the Savoy's rooms are decorated in a range of styles including African, American, Asian and European, offering guests a colourful mix somewhere between bamboo and bonsai, lido and lotus, out of Africa and oriental.   In order to see all of the continents you'll have to stay longer, but for short stays the 650m² beauty farm and the wicker beach chairs on the terrace facing Cologne Cathedral will keep a smile on your face. And when you're done with vodka martinis in the James Bond Suite, you can skip across to Divas Bar and take your pick from a vast selection of cigars and wines.   Life can be so simple! You barely have to step outside. One night in a double room from EUR 185.
The New Yorker
Atrium Rheinhotel

Sights

Sights in Cologne
Pollerwiesen
Come in and chill out! For 15 years now Pollerwiesen has been a stop for international DJ lines in dub, club, house, techno and pretty much everything else that goes with electronic party music. There's no shortage of space: the 20,000m² is ample space for up to 10,000 revellers. If you can't tear yourself away then opt for a season ticket. For an investment of 48 euros you can be involved every Sunday. And as the party gets going in the afternoon, you'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the Cologne nightlife and party around the clock.
Carnival Museum
Cologne Pride

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