Cologne Cathedral: www.koelnerdom.de
A world heritage site and the landmark of Cologne known the world over, in fact the most visited sight in Germany. With its two 157 m high spires also one of the largest churches in Europe. The ascent of the southern spire offers visitors a unique view over Cologne.
6.00 - 19.30 hrs (November-April)
6.00 - 21.00 hrs (May-October)
Ascent of the spire open daily
9.00 - 16.00 hrs (January-February)
9.00 - 17.00 hrs (March-April)
9.00 - 18.00 hrs (May-September)
9.00 - 17.00 hrs (October)
9.00 - 16.00 hrs (November-December)
Köln-Düsseldorfer River Cruises
Take advantage of a visit to the picturesque hills of the Siebengebirge with its small and ancient castles and ruins along the river Rhine. For lovers of wine a drive through the closeby river Mosel valley with its vineyards is a true must. For KD boat tickets to these attractions please contact our concierge and front desk team.
Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Cologne; Tel.: +49 (0)221/ 258 3011
With meticulous attention to detail of the Swiss chocolate maker Lindt presents the 3000-year history of the chocolate bean. The way from the rain forest to the pâtisseries of the world is shown, explained and displayed - tasting at the famous chocolate fountain is allowed!
Cologne Triangle Panorama Platform
The observation deck on the roof of the LVR tower provides the perfect panorama for souvenir photos. Located in Deutz opposite Cologne Cathedral. Take a view from the old town promenade down to the three L-shaped Kranhaus buildings in the Rheinauhafen harbour.
The fountain telling a tale of goblins was donated at the hundredth birthday celebrations of August Kopisch in 1899. Guided tours about the fountain and its history can be booked at the Tourist Information. The Heinzelmännchenbrunnen is located at the Früh brewery; Am Hof 12-14, 50667 Köln; Tel.: +49 (0)221/ 221 233 32
Arguably the most successful manufacturer of the original Eau de Cologne has always been located on Glockengasse opposite the Opera house. The museum can only be visited with a tour guide and by appointment.
Good to know: The chimes on the facade play on every full hour the Marseillaise song, in remembrance of the French army at the time of the Revolution who gave the building its iconic house number.
4711 Museum, Glockengasse 4711, 50667 Köln; Tel.: +49 (0)221/ 92 50 450
Opened in 1898, this southern part of the old town has undergone a makeover over the past decade, comparable to the London docklands. The most impressive architectual highlights are the three L-shaped Kranhaus buildings. In addition to offices and homes you will find some excellent restaurants and a modern river promenade that invites for a stroll.
Each city quarter (Veedel) is as individual as its citizens. Whether hip, modern or with a long tradition - Cologne has to offer a a variety for every visitor. Our concierge will assist you with tips for a Veedel visit.