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Cologne Cathedral (Dom)
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Ranked #1 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

If you visit Cologne during the holidays, shop at the Christmas markets and visit the Cathedral. The church is amazing. If a mass is going on, you will have to wait, but it is... more »

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Ranked #2 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Owner description: TeamEscape - Germany's first live Escape Game!Break the routine: One room - one hour - one team. Only you and your teammates'... more » Owner description: TeamEscape - Germany's first live Escape Game!Break the routine: One room - one hour - one team. Only you and your teammates' minds in a race against time. Find hidden objects and hints, combine them, and solve mysteries and puzzles. All of this with only one goal in mind - to escape the room! Recognize connections and discover secret hiding places. Use your mind, teamwork, and ingenuity to uncover the mystery of the room. « less
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Ranked #3 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails; Architectural Buildings; Concerts
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Ranked #4 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Zoos
Owner description: This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and boasts an aquarium and the world's largest elephant... more » Owner description: This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and boasts an aquarium and the world's largest elephant park in northern Europe. Open 365 days a year; in the summer hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. « less
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Ranked #5 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Historic Sites
This old Nazi prison, preserved in its original state, is a terrifying reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.
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Ranked #6 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Art Museums
This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th century through the 19th century.
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Ranked #7 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Owner description: This bridge over the Rhine River can be crossed by foot or by train. Since 2008 padlocks have adorned a fence on the bridge,... more » Owner description: This bridge over the Rhine River can be crossed by foot or by train. Since 2008 padlocks have adorned a fence on the bridge, affixed by couples as a sign of love and commitment. « less
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Ranked #8 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #9 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Cacti and plant houses make up this garden, which dates from the 1800s, along the Rhine River. Gardens are open 8 a.m. until... more » Owner description: Cacti and plant houses make up this garden, which dates from the 1800s, along the Rhine River. Gardens are open 8 a.m. until dusk daily. Plant houses are open October to March 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April to September 10 a.m.-6 p.m. « less
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Ranked #10 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: One of Cologne's 12 churches built in Romenesque style, Saint Gereon's Basilica dates to the 11th century and has unique... more » Owner description: One of Cologne's 12 churches built in Romenesque style, Saint Gereon's Basilica dates to the 11th century and has unique architectural features including a dome, an intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath and the remains of Roman walls. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It is not possible to visit the church during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. « less
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Ranked #11 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This art museum houses a diverse collection that includes everything from Dali to Warhol to one of the world's largest... more » Owner description: This art museum houses a diverse collection that includes everything from Dali to Warhol to one of the world's largest Picasso collections. Open Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., every first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m. « less
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Ranked #13 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: This urban cemetery offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city's storied history, art and personalities. Open from... more » Owner description: This urban cemetery offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city's storied history, art and personalities. Open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the winter, with extended hours in summer and fall. For a detailed tour, you may hire a guide at your own expense. « less
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Ranked #14 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Owner description: This skyscraper offers commanding views of the Cologne Cathedral and invites visitors to look at exhibitions, eat at its... more » Owner description: This skyscraper offers commanding views of the Cologne Cathedral and invites visitors to look at exhibitions, eat at its Mongolian barbecue restaurant and take in views of the surrounding area from its Panorama Observatory. Entrance to the building is free, access to the viewing platform costs 3 euros. Open Oct. 1 to April 30, Monday-Friday from noon-6 p.m., from 10 a.m. on weekends. May through September open until 10 p.m. « less
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Ranked #15 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
Owner description: This intimate church includes intricately designed wooden doors from the 11th century on its outside and wooden carvings... more » Owner description: This intimate church includes intricately designed wooden doors from the 11th century on its outside and wooden carvings depicting the life of Christ on its inside. « less
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Ranked #16 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: History Museums
This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.
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Ranked #17 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Museums
Owner description: Get a whiff of the place where eau de cologne was born. Learn about perfume essences and attractions and let your nose lead... more » Owner description: Get a whiff of the place where eau de cologne was born. Learn about perfume essences and attractions and let your nose lead you thorough history. « less
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Ranked #19 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #20 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a diverse collection of chocolate art creations and... more » Owner description: Located above the city's famous chocolate factory, this museum includes a diverse collection of chocolate art creations and chocolate-wrapper artwork. « less
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Ranked #21 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind... more » Owner description: This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind only the Dom as Cologne's most prominent religious structure. « less
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Ranked #22 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Museums
Owner description: A rice storage hut and and a full Javanese gamelan greet you at this unique museum that aims to unite humanity across... more » Owner description: A rice storage hut and and a full Javanese gamelan greet you at this unique museum that aims to unite humanity across cultures and gives visitors an opportunity to explore their own prejudices and preconceived notions. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m. « less
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Ranked #23 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #24 of 79 attractions in Cologne
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Ranked #25 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #26 of 79 attractions in Cologne
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Ranked #27 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Owner description: Die Off Art Cologne Galerie ist eine kleine Produzentengalerie in der Kolner Altstadt, und ein Raum fur Kunst und Kunstler... more » Owner description: Die Off Art Cologne Galerie ist eine kleine Produzentengalerie in der Kolner Altstadt, und ein Raum fur Kunst und Kunstler eine Begegnungsstatte die KUNST PUR prasentiert. Junge Kunstler haben hier die Moglichkeit sich zu auszustellen und ihre Arbeiten einem breiten Publikum zu prasentieren. Die Galerie offnet nur nach Vereinbarung. Vernissagen werden via Facebook und Twitter bekanntgegeben. Anfragen zu Ausstellungsmoglichkeiten uber die Email Adresse « less
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Ranked #28 of 79 attractions in Cologne
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Ranked #29 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Ranked #30 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Category: Breweries; Architectural Buildings
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