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Best day trip out of Cologne?

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Best day trip out of Cologne?

Recommendations for day trip out of Cologne. Wanting to see the beauty of Rhine Valley and some castles. Where should we go and how to do we do it? Thank you!

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1. Re: Best day trip out of Cologne?

ltaylor84: The area you want to be in - the Middle Rhine Valley - is a good distance from Cologne. It's better if you can spend a night in the area to suck it all up. Touring a castle or two and visiting a couple of scenic villages on foot is the best way to do it, but it takes some time. A cruise through some of the scenic section is worthwhile as well and possible after April 5th, though a bit time consuming. If a night there isn't possible, you can still do a visit that involves some compromises in a single day.

Middle Rhine Valley: www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de/index.php…

KD cruises: www.k-d.de/english/kd-scheduled-cruises/

If you want a specific strategy for getting around, let us know...

...whether you can spend a night there

...your exact travel date(s) or date options

...how many travelers

...whether you're using a railpass to see other places in Germany or Europe, and what type of pass

...where you are going after your visit to the Middle Rhine.

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