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Sights

Cologne is home to about one million people — and about six million visitors come to this metropolis on the Rhine every year to explore the city and its tourist attractions. Of course the most outstanding highlights are Cologne Cathedral and the city’s 12 famous Romanesque churches. One good thing about Cologne is that you can combine visits to many highlights, monuments, hotspots and museums by simply walking around — for example, from the Cathedral through the Altstadt (Old Town) to the Rheinauhafen (Rheinau Harbour) district and back along the Rhine. Or you can visit the Zoo and the Flora botanical garden, cross the Rhine in a cable car and walk back along the right bank, crossing the Rhine again to the Cathedral via the Hohenzollernbrücke with its load of “love locks” weighing many tonnes. Cologne is a green metropolis with many attractive parks and gardens that offer pleasant opportunities to relax after gathering so many new impressions.

The most important sights at a glance

Museum Schnütgen

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Cologne City Museum

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Chocolate Museum

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Museum of Applied Arts

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Rheinauhafen district

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Cologne Zoo

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Körnerstraße

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Cologne cable car

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Gebäude 9

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Stadtwald Forest

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Schildergasse

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Museum Ludwig

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KölnCard

The official tourist ticket

Would you like to discover Cologne inexpensively and easily? Then we recommend the KölnCard. The tourist ticket offers you free travel on all public transport and great discounts on art, culture and gastronomy.

Discover more cultural highlights

Museums

Cologne's rich museum landscape

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Street Art

Explore Cologne's street art culture