Save the date: From 14th until the 20th you have to be in Cologne!
Happy New Year Everyone! After a little break from the festivities, we are back to bring more content to you! And today, we have to address the next event happening later this month… Yes, we are talking about IMM 2019. But you already know everything about this German trade show, right? From our previous post, you have to! So we are here on a mission to make the best out of your days in Cologne. Ready to know the top 10 things you should do there? Here’s your Cologne city guide!
Scale the heights of Cologne Cathedral
With over 500 steps, this can be a pretty steep climb but well worth it to scale the heights of one of Cologne’s most iconic UNESCO World Heritage sights. Take a bottle of water, a good pair of shoes and enjoy the views of the city.
Visit Cologne’s youngest districts, Rheinauhafen
One of the cities newest districts, Rheinauhafen is the perfect place to discover the cities coolest new buildings, the Crane Houses. This once bustling port area has now been transformed into a creative hub and some pretty cool buildings that’s one of the best things to do in Cologne when the sun begins to set. The views are gorgeous.
Visit The Museums
Cologne is well known for its world-class museums, make sure to explore the many places, including the incredible Ludwig Museum that hosts work from Picasso and other world-class artists. Every year, Cologne also hosts one of the coolest festivals where you can explore, party and enjoy the museums in the middle of the night. Filled with DJ’s, plenty of bubbles and heaps of people – the Museums become the place to be, see and enjoy. Museum Night happens once every year.
Gorge at the Chocolate Museum
You can’t travel all the way to the Cologne without visiting the Chocolate Museum. Take a tour of the processing area, enjoy a little chocolate and learn more about the craft of chocolate making. Oh, don’t forget – the Chocolate Museum usually has members of staff wandering around. They don’t advertise it, but they usually have a bag filled with chocolates with them. Ask a few questions, or just say hello and see if they offer you a bar or two!
Gorge on kölsche cuisine
When in Cologne, make sure to stop for some traditional kölsche cuisine at Früh am Dom. The relaxed vibe of the place, delicious food, and Kolsh beer is most definitely a reason to take a pit stop here.
Party and gorge in the Belgian District
The Belgian District is one of Cologne’s most fun places. Filled with an array of cool bars and delicious restaurants, it’s the perfect district to spend your evening in the city.
See the quaint churches of the city
There’s a whole heap of beautiful churches to see in Cologne, make sure to take the time to visit St.Martin’s especially its architecture is truly beautiful.
Walk across the Hohenzollern Bridge
For a beautiful view of the city, walk across The Rhine River via Hohenzollern Bridge to the Rheinboulevard where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the glorious sunsets that Cologne has to offer. A place you must go once you went to the German trade show.
Explore the historic Old town
Cologne dates all the way back to the Roman period, which can only mean there’s a whole array of different architectural styles and histories to explore. One place you should definitely see is the old town, here you’ll find colorful houses, quaint shops and cobbled streets that are reminiscent of life many centuries ago.
Watch the sunset 103 meters above Cologne
One of the best viewpoints in the city is from the brand new, Köln Triangle. For a few Euro, you can take the lift to the 103-meter pinnacle that overlooks the historic center of Cologne. Head here around sunset and enjoy watching the city and the iconic Cologne Cathedral transform with sparkly orange hues. It’s gorgeous.
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