Holidays in Cologne
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The perfect getaway - a Cologne holiday
Situated on the river Rhine lays Germany’s fourth biggest City, Cologne. Buzzing with atmosphere and character the place has so much to offer and definitely worth taking a trip to.
Life in Cologne is uncomplicated and energetic where culture is an essential feature of this metropolis. Long before you reach the centre of Cologne, visitors are swept away by two mighty spires penetrating the City’s skyline, belonging to Cologne’s main tourist attraction and one of Europe’s most spectacular cathedrals, Kölner Dom. Holding the record for having the biggest church façade in the world, this treasury is well worth a visit when on holiday to Cologne. The City not only features outstanding architectural buildings but plays host to a vast amount of art museums including the world-famous Wallraf-Richartz, featuring stunning collections from the Masters and the Ludwig containing pieces from the likes of Picasso.
If you’re in need of a break from the incredible sights of Cologne, why not head to one of the City’s other famous retreats...the Claudius Therme. Located in Cologne’s Rhinepark, the Therme is one of Europe’s most beautiful thermal spas featuring a wide range of pools, saunas and massaging water jets. Take the opportunity to indulge in this traditional Roman surrounding and escape the hectic pace of everyday life. See more about Cologne city break.
Sample the entertainment on holiday to Cologne
If it is a lively nightlife you are after, a Cologne holiday will not disappoint. Despite having a reputation for being one of the most ancient of cities, it is still young at heart offering a huge variety of entertainment from clubs and bars to boat parties, themed nights and outdoor festivities. If a calmer scene of entertainment is more what you’re after, why don’t you spend the evening at the "Schauspielhaus", the official theatre of Cologne where you can experience classic plays and novels? Or head to the "Senftöpfchen" and "Atelier Theater", where your laugh muscles will definitely be trained as superb comedy takes the stage.
No matter how fussy your eating habits are, you will not be left hungry. In Cologne you will find more than 3000 cafes and restaurants serving everything from pizza to sushi but as a visitor it is definitely worth sampling some of the traditional dishes such as “Kölsche Kaviar" (black pudding with onions) or "Halve Hahn" (a rye bread roll with semi-mature Gouda, onions and mustard). Don't forget to try one of the typical brew houses, where the native beer of "Kölsch" is drunk in its volumes and you will be surrounded by a friendly and open-minded atmosphere.
Cologne is not just a treasure for the adults but holds a vast amount of attractions to keep children entertained. It is certainly recommended that a holiday to Cologne does not exclude a trip to the Stollwerck chocolate factory on the banks of the Rhine River, where you can witness all sorts of chocolate being made or take in the cultural history of chocolate itself at the Museum of Chocolate.
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Plan a flexible Cologne holiday
With it’s stunning architecture, great museums, top restaurants and shops – there really is no wander why people refer to this City as addictive. easyJet holidays can help you create the perfect holiday. Why not book your flight and hotel together for great savings to an incredible destination.