KölnTriangle
KölnTriangle
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"This place is temporarily closed." 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.
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Michael T
Leeds, UK320 contributions
Lift to 28th floor gives access to glass-protected viewing area giving a 360 degree view over the city. Probably best done in the morning when the sun will be illuminating the cathedral.
Written September 1, 2022
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Linda W
Durham, UK27 contributions
We took the underground train across the river from the city to the Cologne Triangle and then the lift for the 28 floors to the viewing gallery. The glass-walls of the viewing gallery has graphics on it so you can tell what you're looking at in the distance. After taking it all in, we walked back to the city along the railway bridge with its tens of thousands of 'lovelocks' fastened to the bridge railings.
Written April 22, 2022
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Francis D
Montreal, Canada1,928 contributions
Admittedly, we had a bit of a hard time to find the place, as it is a building giving way into an inner courtyard... in which you cannot enter through said courtyard and entrance to the Observation deck section is a the back of the building, facing the train tracks.
Indications were not very clear, to say the least.

Once you've found how to get in the place, you're taken up by an elevator that stops a couple of floors lower than the deck itself... which you have to climb the stairs to reach.

Once you've reached the deck, it is a 360-degree deck, with glass panels surrounding it and having some buildings-of-interest highlighted on said panels, all around.

The place delivers what it is intended for and is rather cheap to get in.
To be fair, the place cannot be to blame for Cologne not having a very great skyline. Other than the classic railway bridge / Cathedral combo, there aren't so many picturesque angles to be seen from the top.

But, worth going up (if no long wait) while on that side of the Rhine.
Written December 19, 2021
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Brian T
650 contributions
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Although the day was a little cloudy, it was worth going up onto the observation deck. The deck provides a 360 degree view with informative markers, on the glass, indicating structures in the distance.
Written October 10, 2021
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Jon Withrington
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34 contributions
Couples
Only open on Friday-Sunday. We checked the website, Facebook and Google and there was nothing to be found. No signage or notices!
Written August 25, 2021
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Sandra Mueller
Hildesheim, Germany3 contributions
The triangular tower offers an exceptional view of Cologne. An absolute recommendation for everyone. Whether locals, visitors or tourists. Visit this tower and enjoy the view over Cologne. For this purpose, distinctive buildings are named on the windows of the terrace. A selfie with the cathedral in the background completes your visit to the triangular tower. Enjoy.
Written February 12, 2021
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,023 contributions
Stunning views of Cologne - and all for a €3 entrance ticket!

They have made huge efforts with social distancing to make sure guests entering & leaving never meet.

Again due to COVID, at the moment it's only open from midday on Saturdays & Sundays. Get there before midday or you'll be in a queue for 45 minutes.
Written August 21, 2020
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Katiefinnegan
Galway, Ireland237 contributions
We took e-scooters from Cathedral square across the bridge which took about 5 minutes.

Entry is €3 and you take an elevator 28 floors to the top. You then climb an additional flight of stairs by foot.

The views from the top are breathtaking and you can spend as long as you like. There is a bar at the top serving tea/coffee and waffles. It's lovely!
Written March 17, 2020
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Cggrimm07
Blackburn, UK64 contributions
Couples
The tower is a modern looking building and it’s a quick lift ride to the top. The views are good you can see all of the city and take a few good pics. It’s only 3 euros so it’s worth it.
Written March 6, 2020
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José Patrão
Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal22 contributions
Beautiful view. I strongly recommend but go during the sunset to enjoy to enjoy the lights turning on.
Written February 27, 2020
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