Travel to Cologne - Hotels, Sightseeing and Travel Guides
Cologne is one of the old, lively, charming and vibrant cities in Germany. It is located on the river Rheine in North Rhine-Westphalia region. It is also called as country’s “ gay capital”. The breathtaking sights, vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping, monuments, world-class architectural building with lots of history, many pubs and restaurants that entice the visitors to this wonderful city of Germany. Cologne offers everything for which tourists are looking for. There are lots to see and lots to do. The sightseeing in Cologne is ranging from the old Roman towers to the modern opera house.
Cologne is the largest city of North Rhine Westphalia and one of the largest cities of the Germany. Cologne or Koln is a beautiful city and full of restaurants, pubs with vibrant nightlife. It has old museums and historical places to visit. The Population of Cologne is approx 1.1 million and the city is approx 130km in length. The oldest building in the city is Ubii monument, which was built in 4/5 AD. This is the fourth largest city of Germany and it was built in 38 BC by Romans. From cologne you can take a boat ride to Rhine to reach France. If you are travelling to cologne from London, Eurostar is one of the best options. Book train tickets by Eurostar to Frankfurt railway station and change to Cologne from here. There are many beautiful sightseeing on the way and this can be a pleasant travel ride
The must see attractions in Cologne are:
Travel to Cologne By Eurostar
The wonderful city of Cologne is easily accessed with Eurostar. If you are planning to visit this breathtaking hotspot, then Eurostar trains are the best option. The thrilling speed of 186mph adds charm to your odyssey. Moreover, the journey is most convenient and comfortable while traveling through Eurostar. You can also enjoy the delicious food and other on-board fantastic facilities while traveling through Eurostar.
Eurostar International is the best train to visit Cologne by train from London (United Kingdom). There are no direct trains by Eurostar to Cologne but you will be connected to partner trains to reach the destination. Book London to Cologne train tickets by Eurostar and enjoy travel from London to Brussels by Eurostar. You will reach in one hour and 55 minutes at Brussels station from London. Change here to Cologne by the high speed train Thalys or German high speed train ICE Trains. There are many trains on this route, so please check train time table before making your travel and book train tickets to Cologne as per your connivance.
You can boo a return ticket from London to Cologne by Eurostar for just £97. It is approx 5.5 hours journey from London to Cologne, but you will find the journey very interesting. Inside the train, you can use DVD, high speed Wi-fi to surf and watch films. Cologne is linked with trains from all local cities and Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. There are many trains between these places and on an average trains are operated every two hours. Train fares starts from €3 to €112
Cologne Train Station: Cologne train station is situated in the city centre right next to Cologne Cathedral with its distinctive twin towers and a stone's throw from the banks of the River Rhine. All around there are historical buildings and church. You can spend s good time by seeing these attractions. You can visit Cathedral’s South Tower. This is a 500 feet tower with 533 steps. More than 1200 train cross cologne Hauptbahnhof station including high speed trains as ICE, Thalys and Sprinter. This station is connected by trains from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, London and Paris
The countryside beauty is breathtaking and easily visible while traveling through Eurostar. You simply need to hop on the Eurostar London Brussels Train from London St Pancras International station to Brussels station and then proceed to Cologne with Thalys or German high speed ICE train. The journey time for London to Brussels is 1hr 55min and for Brussels to Cologne is 1hr 57min.
Cologne by Air: Cologne Bonn Airport is the biggest airport in the city. There are more than 130 daily flights from the airport to many destinations as New York, UK and sub continentals. Airlines as British Airways and Easyjet are operating flights to Cologne.
If you are looking for fun and enjoyment during night, Cologne is the Perfect place having vibrant nightlife. Nightclubs and style bars are dispersed around the town.
Famous Bars and Clubs in Cologne are:
Eating Out in Cologne (Koln)
It is rightly said that nobody can dies of hunger and thirst in the wonderful city of Cologne. It offers good quality restaurants, more than 3000 bars and breweries. Traditional Cologne cuisine also includes the Rievkooche (grated potato cakes), even though the humble potato fritter is enjoyed nowadays with more sophisticated toppings such as salmon. Another favorite Cologne dish is Rhenish Sauerbraten (marinated roast beef). The most famous drink is Kölsch, a light, top-fermenting beer that cannot be brewed anywhere other than in Cologne.
Cologne is one of the largest and most affluent cities of Germany. Cologne is haven for shopping and people travel from various parts of Germany as well as other countries to have good quality shopping in Cologne famous shopping districts. Famous shopping areas:
There is variety of hotels in Cologne city ranging according to your budget. The most famous hotels:
Map of Cologne