Cologne Cathedral is not only the city’s landmark, but also one of Germany’s most popular sights. It is the third tallest church in the world and one of the largest churches in the Gothic style. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
The best vantage point in the city is the KölnTriangle. The office tower has a large, fully glazed viewing platform on the 29th floor, which offers a fascinating view over the city.
Cologne’s old town at the foot of the cathedral impresses with numerous breweries and the historic town hall, the oldest town hall in Germany. On a walk through the city centre, you will also discover twelve large Romanesque churches.
Your visit should definitely also take you to the newly designed Rheinauhafen harbour in the southern part of the city. There you will discover a special mix of listed buildings such as the harbour office and new architectural highlights such as the huge crane houses. In recent years, the former harbour has been transformed into a young and attractive district with small cafés, restaurants and galleries where you can take a relaxed stroll.