Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town
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The area
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Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
How to get there
  • Koln Central Station • 7 min walk
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Helen935
Angouleme, France105 contributions
Dec 2022
We went for the Christmas Markets, one of which was in the old town. Have a look around there are some beautiful buildings and great places to eat.
Written December 13, 2022
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Darth_Vaider
Scotland, UK333 contributions
Oct 2022
Was a bit disappointed by this area of Cologne. Probably spent more time walking to it than looking around.
Written October 19, 2022
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,489 contributions
Aug 2022
Although about 80% of the city was destroyed in WW2, this area was rebuilt to be much like it was before the war. It has narrow cobble stone streets with nice shops and restaurants. (Note the cathedral was not destroyed: either by order to avoid it or because it was a good navigational landmark to guide planes to other targets.)
Written September 10, 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,496 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
My wife and I walked through Historic Old Town Cologne after our morning tour of the Cologne Cathedral on our Viking Rhine River Cruise. The different colored buildings were very picturesque. This area around the Cathedral was one of the few places in Cologne not bombed by the Allies during WWII. I’m glad Historic Old Town survived the War.
Written September 1, 2022
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jasjam98
Reading, UK651 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We took a free walking tour . Small area of cobbled streets , painted buildings, cathedral, Roman ruins , stumbling blocks. Backs on the the Rhine . Grab a Kölsch and sausage or pork knuckle in one of the many restaurants. Loads of places to sit and take it all in .
Written August 27, 2022
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Tkommy
102 contributions
Jul 2022
I love this busy old town! It has nice shops and restaurants and it is enjoyable to just have a walk here with friends.
Written July 23, 2022
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Malissa H
13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A beautiful historic district. It's a small area so won't take a lot of time to explore. If/when the museums are open they will likely make the experience something you can spend more time on. I would recommend sitting down for a glass of beer and schnitzel.
Written July 3, 2022
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Eaton_Out
Greenville, SC467 contributions
Apr 2022
Cologne's Old Town contains narrow, cobbled lanes. Many houses in various colors line the streets. Visit the Cologne Cathedral while here. Much of Cologne was destroyed during WW2 so much of what you see has been rebuilt to emulate the old.
Written May 13, 2022
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Millie M
Englewood, FL50 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
5 stars fir this town. Just about amazing town to walk through. Do not miss the Dashund Muesuem, it is so cute. The sausages were also amazing by the river.
Written March 23, 2022
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Polisgirl
Polis, Cyprus634 contributions
Nov 2021
The Old Town of Cologne is really picturesque and a good size to stroll around. It was particularly good as I visited at the time of the Christmas Markets so it felt extra special
Written December 19, 2021
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