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Excursion destinations around Cologne
Cologne is more than a mere city break: its beautiful environs are ideal for day excursions by car or bike. Located east of Cologne, the natural beauty of “Naturarena Bergisches Land“ that surrounds the towns of Bergisch Gladbach and Gummersbach is well worth a visit. The Bonn area and the fascinating “Siebengebirge” range of mountains adjoin in the south upstream the River Rhine. And southwest of Cologne lies the Rhein-Erft area with appealing castles and attractive leisure facilities.