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Cologne Travel Guide

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Where is Cologne?

Before heading off on your epic adventure to Cologne, it's probably sensible to know where it is first. (It might also save you some embarrassment when friends and family ask exactly where you're going!) It's situated roughly 290 miles southwest of the national capital, Berlin, and 6 miles south of Leverkusen.

Places to Visit in Cologne

City Hall and Cologne Cathedral are just some of the great places to visit around here. Other notable options include Alter Markt and Great St. Martin Church. If you're not rushed for time, make an effort to check out all of them. Volkstheater Millowitsch is a fantastic place to watch a live theater production. Want to keep the good times rolling? Does it have an impact? What was the artist trying to achieve? Ask yourself these and other questions as you stroll the corridors of Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, a regarded art institution. But that's not all there is! Take a look at the ways, customs and beliefs of societies from another lifetime as you stroll around the exhibition of artifacts at Romano-Germanic Museum.

Car Rentals in Cologne

Indulge your travel lust by checking out car rentals in Cologne. It doesn't matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Orbitz will help you find a rental that suits your adventurous spirit. Get a car from Europcar at Cologne - Bonn Airport and you can go straight from the terminal to the highway. In the center of town, you'll find Budget at Buero Hbf Koeln Reisezentrum 2. Its convenient location makes for a simple and straightforward pick up. Sixt at Marzellenstr. 13-17 is another place to check out.

Where to stay in Cologne – Hotel Accommodation

Secure your hotel in Cologne as soon as possible and start planning the remainder of your wonderful getaway. Orbitz presently has 159 options available in this place. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World and the Humboldt1 Palais-Hotel & Bar are some top options for those who want to splash out a bit. That said, also check out THE QVEST hideaway (Gereonskloster 12) and the Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City- Hostel (Siegesstr. 5). These are some of our top lower-priced hotels.

Nearest Airports to Cologne

Hit the tarmac at Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN), the nearest airport to Cologne. Located 8 miles to the southeast of the downtown area, your adventure begins here!

Popular Places to Visit Near Cologne

Moenchengladbach is only 30 miles away from Cologne. Visit this locality for convenient access to some excellent tourist attractions like the Abteiberg Museum and Rheydt Castle. If you've got the time, travel just 55 miles to Lanaken. This is another part of the region with close by unmissable attractions like the Natural History Museum and the Bonnefanten Museum.

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