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Germany’s fourth largest city
A 2,000-year-old settlement that lies over the River Rhine, Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest city and is the regions cultural hub. Architecturally magnificent and designed in a gothic style, the building and cathedrals oppose the flat landscape with their grand spires and elegant river views. Known as the cultural capital for its bustling streets and friendly, edgy atmosphere.
Step back in time in the Old Town
Wander the cobblestone streets, admire the pre-war buildings and sit in the historic square when you explore Cologne’s Old Town. With a vibrant and bustling atmosphere, streets are dotted with traditional German eateries and vast plazas amongst the new constructions of the post-war rebuild.
A plethora of museums await
One thing Cologne isn’t short of is age-old museums full of treasures from the cities past eras. Exhibiting everything from awe-inspiring paintings to fragrances and chocolate. Wander around the historic buildings that hold the secrets to the cities hidden histories and become acquainted with the traditions and people that call this spectacular location home.
The first home of Eu de Cologne
The original home of Cologne and the founding nation to some of today’s best-known perfumes and fragrances. Cologne was home to German perfumer Johann Maria Farina who was the brains behind what would become eau de Cologne. Still known to this day for its stunning smells and tasteful pallets, perfume can be found around every corner in this magical city.