Cologne – a lovely cultural city worth visiting
If you have previously visited the city of Bochum, Weimar, or Schweinfurt, and want to explore German cities, then the city of Cologne is for you! The city of Cologne is simply magnificent and can be found in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. You will not be short of activities, places to see and things to check out whilst staying in one of the Cologne holiday rentals available.
Holiday apartment Cologne – A great choice any time of the year
One of the best things about a holiday to Germany is that it is a great experience all year round. If you want to spend summer here in one of the Cologne holiday apartments available, spend it down by the river Rhine with a picnic and soak up the sun whilst admiring the beautiful traditional German village-feel that this city has. Whilst here in the heart of the city, you cannot miss the Cologne Cathedral. One of the worlds most impressive and famous buildings, the Catholic church was built in 1248 and stood the test of time, even after it was attacked during both the First and Second World Wars. The Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors everyday and it is hard not to see why; there is something deeply alluring about the building. The Hohenzollern Bridge is also a fantastic piece of architecture which you can walk along, which crosses the river Rhine, and is extra romantic as you can place heart-shaped padlocks along the gates, fences and the tracks here.
If you find yourself wanting to visit the German Christmas Markets during the winter, then there are plenty of Cologne holiday rentals available then as well. Sample the traditional German cuisine whilst washing it down with the local mulled wine available on offer. The markets and stalls are divine and attract many visitors to the city of Cologne every year, and other German cities such as Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden and Heidelberg.
If you are wanting to see German culture gone wild, come during Cologne Carnival, which is a highlight for those who enjoy fancy dress- large street carnival that takes place in February with over 1.5 million people attending every year. Enjoy the bars and nightclubs, of which there are many scattered all across this electric city. Perfect for those after a good party! Visit the city of Münster to continue the party, as this student city, over an hour away with the train, is a vibrant city with great nightlife. This can also be said of the nearby city of Duisburg so you will be truly spoilt for choice about where else to travel around to!
Cologne also gave its name to Eau de Cologne - visit the House of 4711 to learn about the original, unique and lovely scent. If you're keen on perfume, why not consider a holiday in Grasse, the world capital of fragrance?
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Beauty and spa days are very popular amongst tourists and locals alike and there are a wide range of these to choose from, whatever you have on your agenda, make sure you plan it beforehand. There really is lots to see in this wonderful, romantic city. Go on holiday to Cologne for an exciting, but also relaxing city break; it is what you make it!