Cologne is the largest city in the most populous state i.e. North Rine – Westphalia and the fourth most populous city in Germany. It is located on both side of river Rine, the second longest river in Europe and 45 kilometers away from Dusseldorf, the capital of North Rine – WestPhalia.Cologne was discovered in the 1 st century AD by the Romans and named as Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, means Roman Colony. In 462, Cologne was the capital of Roman province of Germania Inferior.
The best time to visit Cologne depends on your likes. If you want to go to Cologne for Sightseeing then you must book your tickets to Cologne in April to June or in September to November. September to November is best for cheapest hotel prices and less airfare for Cologne too. But if you are a beer lover along with sightseeing lover, then must choose April to June, because the beer gardens open in this season. To enjoy festivals of Cologne, winter (December to February) is perfect for visiting, but visitors must book their hotels and return flight from Cologne before starting celebrating the festivals here because in this frosty – festive season a great number of visitors use to visit Cologne.
One of the best places that visitors must visit is the Cologne Cathedral. It is the cathedral of St. Peter and St. Mary. Cologne Cathedral is famous for its high gothic architecture and a highly aspiring building of the middle age. It covers an area of 6,166 Sq. meters with 56 pillars and 157-meter tall twin towers.
Cologne’s Old Town can be categorized as the demonstration for Old Cologne. It has many traditional houses, buildings with earlier architecture, galleries, shops, cafes, and many paths along the Rhine River. All these represent the earlier cologne.
The best option to watch all the tourist attractions available alongside the Rhine River is the Rhine River Cruises. It’s just awesome to enjoy the scenario of the Rhine River and the beautiful Twin tours of Cologne Cathedral, the picturesque building of Old Town, the Hohenzollern Bridge, Rhine Valley and also the towns of Mosel River.
Like Rhine River Cruise, another best sight viewing option is Cologne Cable Car. The Rhine – The Cologne Cable Car provides journey from one side to another, along with gives the Bird’s Eye View of the beautiful city. The Cologne Telecommunications Tower is the best for the Bird’s eye view.
The Wallraf–Richartz Museum is one of the three major museums in Cologne, Germany. It houses an art gallery with a collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century.
The Roman-Germanic Museum is an archaeological museum in Cologne, Germany. It has a large collection of Roman artifacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, on which modern Cologne is built.