Cologne has a lot to offer, so it is worth planning 3-4 days for a city trip.
Of course the Cologne Cathedral is on the top of the list and is also an excellent starting point for a sightseeing tour through Cologne. From here you can go through the city centre to the Hohenzollern Bridge. This bridge is a popular photo motif for tourists with its many love locks and the wonderful view of the Rhine. Along the banks of the Rhine there are many restaurants and cafés. Those who prefer to enjoy their Kölsch in a traditional brewery can visit the Gaffel am Dom brewery. Cologne has a colourful museum landscape. Some of the most popular are the Museum Ludwig, the Chocolate Museum and the Romano-Germanic Museum.
Anyone who wants to go shopping in Cologne will feel at home in the Belgian Quarter. There are many small boutiques and unusual shops. Those who prefer big fashion chains will find everything their heart desires in Schildergasse. The nightlife takes place mainly at the Kölner Ringen. These are several adjoining streets that form a semicircle around the city centre of Cologne. The well-known club "Bootshaus" is located in the Deutz district and plays mainly electronic music. It is one of the best clubs worldwide.
Cologne is a popular travel destination all year round, but especially during the carnival season, dressed up jesters from all over the world are drawn to Cologne. The days of the carnival season are also called "the fifth season" and have their climax on Rose Monday. Carnival in Cologne is an experience that gives a good impression of the happy nature of the Rhineland.
The 25hours Hotel The Circle combines retro elements with futuristic styles and is located in a side street to the Cologne Rings. The noble Excelsior Hotel Ernst is located in the heart of Cologne and spoils its guests with award-winning gourmet cuisine. The artistic THE QVEST hideaway is in a monastery church in the old town of Cologne. Each of the 34 rooms is individually designed in the minimalist Bauhaus style.