My City Trip to Cologne

Three weeks ago, I was in Cologne, primarily on the occasion of the Beautypress Info Day at Flora Cologne. But I afterwards I did some sightseeing and of course I went shopping too.

 

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Sightseeing in Cologne

 

Equipped with a city map I went on a small Sightseeingtour. This can be done by foot easily, as most of the sights are not far away from each other. First I had a look at the Cologne “Dom” Cathedral, a really imposing building with incredibly filigree details.

 

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Right next to the cathedral there are also some high class shopping spots.

 

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In Cologne, there are many other churches which are also worth seeing.

 

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If you will be in Cologne you should definitely go to the Rheinpromenade. I like the look of these completely different houses in a row. If the weather is nice, you can have a coffee or ice cream here and enjoy life.

 

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Always a good idea is a boat trip on the Rhein, I unfortunately had no time for it.

 

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This tower is part of the former Cologne city wall from the 2nd / 3rd century, which once comprised 19 towers.

 

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Also worth seeing is the flora in Cologne, already the building is really wonderful and certainly in summer also the garden.

 

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There are still some historic buildings to discover in Cologne. Like the ruins of the 12th century church of St. Alban, which was destroyed in the Second World War.

 

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A very impressive place.

 

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Shopping

 

Cologne is a great shopping city, because there are really many great shops and shopping centers. Amongst others, there is a NYX store. There are also many alleys with restaurants or smaller shops.

 

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Also worth a visit is the Hardrock Cafe in Cologne, which was just around the corner from my hotel. I would really recommend you to choose a hotel in the city center.

 

Surprised by this wall with the almost perfectly placed bike I had to capture it photographically.

 

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I will be back in Cologne soon, but this time I would be happy to have nice and sunny weather 🙂

 

Have you ever been to Cologne or do you live there?

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