Palm Vacations, A Travel Guide For Cologne
Cologne is the four most populated cities in Germany. These days the city is
a beautiful cultured destination with great leisure facilities, pubs and
shops. However, during WWII, Cologne was heavily bombed and damaged. After
years of restoration work it has been rebuilt to portray the wonderful
historic Roman city it use to be.
Travelling to Cologne Flying is the recommended choice of transport as the
city has K?ln/Bonn Konrad Adenauer Airport located 10km from the centre.
Also, for people arriving from countries that are outside Europe, Frankfurt
Airport is the closest and provides transfers for the 200km journey. Trains
and large roads make it easy to get to the city via other methods.
Accommodation in Cologne Hotels are the most popular choice of accommodation
in Cologne. However, check for the festival dates as this can seriously
affect the availability of rooms. Hotels are great as they offer different
classes of rooms and are conveniently situated around the city.
A Brief History of Cologne Cologne has a vast history as it is the eldest
city in Germany. The city has great importance in Roman History as it is one
of four sanctified cities that formed the north corner spot of the Empire.
At the beginning of the thirteenth century Cologne was renowned for being
the largest fortified city in the world. However, it has been changed around
a lot since then as 90% of Cologne was destroyed during WWII.
City Attractions and Sights Since the heavy bombing in WWII, restoration
efforts have seen the city burgeon into the historic Roman centre that it
used to be. The Cologne Cathedral (K?lner Dom) that was originally
established in 1248 was rebuilt to its previous state. It is an important
feature of the city and one of the worlds most impressive Cathedrals.
If you are interested in museums then head for the Aldstadt city?s most
famous museums are such as the Museum Ludwig. For relaxation check out
Claudius Spa that is found in the Rheinpark area although, you will need a
car to make the journey.
Shopping in Cologne Cologne has a great range of shops that cater for
everybody?s needs. The most popular shopping areas are in the centre where
there are a number of large. Other smaller streets that head out of the
centre have more unique shops and indoor markets. The shopping areas are
sectioned off for pedestrians, attractive and well laid out.
Food and Drink Cologne has a great range of top quality restaurants that
offer all kinds of international food. There are also numerous attractive
cafes and bars as well as all takeaway options.