Cologne City Breaks
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Köln, as it's known in German, is the country's fourth-largest city and a bustling cultural and historic metropolis on the banks of the beautiful Rhine river. Few other places can combine centuries old churches and roman ruins alongside high-rise skyscrapers and modern architecture quite like Cologne can. Take a walk along the Hohenzollern Bridge at sunset and you'll understand - the skyline from this vantage point is something that simply cannot be missed.
Cologne CathedralExit the central station and this astonishing structure will knock you back at first glimpse. Towering 157 metres above the city, Kölner Dom, as it's known locally, features the largest facade of any church in the world and is an absolute must-see.
Hohenzollern BridgeCologne's oldest bridge takes a privileged position next to the cathedral and features thousands of engraved love padlocks, added by sentimental lovers over the years. The pedestrian walkway offers stunning views of the city skyline.
St. Martin's ChurchLying on the banks of the Rhine in the Old Town area of the city, this pretty romanesque church, built on the site of Roman ruins, is a distinctive feature of Cologne's skyline. Badly damaged in WWII, it had only finished being restored in 1985.
PhantasialandJust south of Cologne in the pretty town of Brühl, you will find this fantastic theme park with six themed areas and a huge range of rides and shows. Don't miss UNESCO listed Augustusburg Palace on your way back - it's right outside Brühl train station.
Köln TriangleRelatively new on the list of Cologne landmarks, this innovative skyscraper was completed in 2005 and serves as an observation tower on the Deutz embankment. At over 100m high, it offers panoramic views of the Cathedral.
Museum LudwigThis popular modern art museum, sandwiched between the Rhine embankment and Cathedral, is home to one of the biggest collections of Picasso works across Europe and also features key pieces by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.