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
Chino Latino
London, Leeds, Nottingham and Cologne. Apart from three English cities there's now also a subsidiary of the Pan-Asian restaurant concept with a special twist in the city on the Rhine.   The menu unites influences from China, South East Asia and modern Japan. That means more specifically: there is sushi, dim sum and tempura but also main courses like red snapper grilled in banana leaf with lemon grass-coconut-sauce or black codfish in chilli-garlic-marinade with mango-caviar. Afterwards the guests can choose between desserts like yogurt cake with a liquid core, passion fruit jelly and blue curaçao air or red bull snow with lemon fruit salad. The dishes are served step-by-step. In this way a communicative and relaxed atmosphere is created. And in the Latin American cocktail bar the barkeeper serves drinks with fine and fresh ingredients.
Unsicht-Bar
Parklounge

Stay

Stay in Cologne
Atrium Rheinhotel
In hotels furnished with a retro look it's easy to feel like you have been dropped into a 70s science fiction film. That's not the case at Atrium Rheinhotel. Here you can admire the retro theme without being overawed by it. And black and white philosophers will love it here: colours have been banned from the atrium, while the rooms have a purist finish.   Yet you can't have everything as the fresh flowers bring a radiant contrast - alas back tulips are not yet available. What one wouldn't expect to find in this designer hotel are the ceiling lamps, which suspiciously look like they're from IKEA. Nevertheless, business travellers and others, who concentrate on the bigger picture, are guaranteed to feel satisfied here. Double room EUR 108 per night.
Domappartement
Motel One

Shopping

Shopping in Cologne
Daniels
If the airline once again sends your luggage in the opposite direction, you'll still be well suited and booted for your meeting: Daniels has classic clothing for all types of business people. There's also matching jewellery, shoes and handbags by Ash, Htc and Goti. But the best feature is the range of sizes, with Daniels catering for both ends of the scale. Unfortunately the nobly designed shop is styled to such a degree that you'll almost be ashamed of your own outfit. Be sure to wash your hands before you handle anything! For today's businessmen there's an additional branch at Neumarkt 10, while the kids also have their own shop floor at Ehrenstraße 41.
Lanius
Blutsgeschwister

Sights

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.
Carnival Museum
Galerie Berndt

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