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Cologne is situated in North Rhine-Westphalia and is the fourth largest city in Germany. It is also the largest city on the river Rhine, Germany’s longest river. Along the banks of the Rhine is the Old Town of Cologne which is the city’s historic quarter. Cologne is 40km from Dusseldorf and 34km from Bonn with an international airport mid-way between Bonn and Cologne. Cologne is one of the warmest cities in Germany due to it experiencing a temperate-oceanic climate, meaning winters are cool and summers are warm.
Sightseeing in Cologne is extensive due to its vast history. There is Roman Cologne, Medieval Cologne, the Old Town of Cologne and modern Cologne. Cologne has been a banking center and home to one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges since the Middle Ages. It is famous for its chocolate and the ‘Eau de Cologne’, which was first produced in the 18th century. Cologne hosts more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries including the Museum Ludwig, which has the biggest pop art collection outside the USA. The picture-perfect Cologne Cathedral can be seen from all over the city with its two large towers and its magnificent Gothic architecture, and makes for a fantastic day trip.
Trips to Cologne can be enjoyed by all age groups. The Hohenzollern Bridge, decorated with thousands of love locks, is the perfect activity for couples to do together while in Cologne. The city is easy to get around and along with the historical sites there is great shopping and nightlife, so there is something to suit everyone regardless of their interests.
Ryanair have regular flights from Dublin to Cologne, and Aer Lingus have regular flights to nearby Dusseldorf. Cologne city is a great choice for a midweek or weekend break. Abbey Travel always have great rates on city breaks to Cologne.