If you like European destinations, there are many cities that sometimes we do not take into account when planning vacations, but that can be very interesting destinations. In Germany we always have places like Berlin or Munich in mind, but there are other cities that are definitely worth visiting, such as Cologne, known for its beautiful cathedral.
Colonia is the fourth largest city in all of Germany, and a destination that is becoming increasingly important in the country. It is not only a place to enjoy the architecture of the cathedral, but also an endless number of museums, gardens and streets that have preserved a lot of charm from the past. Would you like to know a little more about Cologne?
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La Cologne Cathedral It is the largest in Germany, but above all it stands out for being an incredible work in the Gothic style. The work was completed in the XNUMXth century, although its construction lasted much longer. Entrance to the temple is free, although when they are masses, they ask tourists to come out, so it is better to look at the time of the same in advance. On the other hand, if we want to go up to the top and enjoy the views and a more complete visit in the cathedral, this is paid. This cathedral can be seen both during the day and at night, and is that at night it is illuminated creating a spectacular effect on the city.
In Cologne we also have a space for chocolate lovers. German chocolate is famous for its quality, and in this city we can find a museum totally dedicated to delicious food. Upon entering we are greeted with a huge chocolate fountain, in which we can already taste it. But in the building we find many other spaces, where you can enjoy the history of chocolate or learn about its production in depth. We will finally arrive at the area where bars and chocolate figures are created to be able to taste it.
This bridge over the river rhine It is the subject of many photographic reports. With the cathedral in the background, it is a beautiful picture, and it has also become part of the symbols with which the city is recognized. This is one of the busiest railway bridges in all of Europe. The attraction for tourists lies in the pedestrian walkway that they have on the side, so that we can walk from one side of the river to the other, with the image of the cathedral watching us in the background.
Gardens and zoo
European cities usually have green areas that make them more livable. Authentic oases of peace where you can walk or enjoy the good weather. In Cologne we also have these natural spaces, highlighting the Rheinpark, one of the most popular, located on the right bank of the river. The Cologne Zoo is another diversion designed for the whole family in the German city. This zoo has the Hippodom, a place that is unique in all of Europe, and in which the climate and conditions of the African river area are reproduced. In the zoo you can also find all kinds of leisure spaces, such as shops and restaurants.
In this city we can't stop visit Casa Farina, the place where eau de cologne was made. This is the Perfume Museum, the place where we will be able to see how perfume is made, the utensils that were used in a traditional way and all the history.
Reliquary of the Three Wise Men
This reliquary was brought from Milan, and is currently on display in the beautiful Cologne Cathedral. It is a locket in which the remains of the Three Wise Men. It is located behind the main altar of the cathedral. There are three sarcophagi that rest together, one on top of the other, and are surrounded by a very careful decoration.
This is one of the most important museums of modern art, and it is a benchmark, so those who wish to make cultural visits should stop by. They feature works by artists from the late XNUMXth century, with works by Andy Warhol and even Pablo Picasso.
The Alter Markt means Old Market, and it is a well-known square in Cologne, a busy place to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. In this place is the old Cologne City Hall, and today it is the place where celebrations are usually held, such as the Carnival parade. It is also a place where there are shops and stores. The ideal place to get carried away by the atmosphere of the city and the buildings that tell us about its history.