Cologne is a German city on the western stretch of the River Rhine. A landmark of high Gothic architecture set amid a reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views.
The Cologne cathedral is about 160 meters high, and it is a reference point for us tourists. Everywhere we go we can spot the cathedral. The views from the top of the towers are amazing, you can see the entire city from there. You can climb the 509 steps to the top of the tower and burn all the calories from the nice German food you consumed! That’s what I did.
When I was at the top of the tower, I couldn’t stop contemplating the beautiful view.
Right next of the Cathedral there are lots of places to go, museums, coffee shops, and traditional German beer gardens.
When I was by the bridge, I came across the love locks. They are one of the most charming Cologne attractions. As proof of their love, couples fix padlocks to the railings on the Hohenzollern Bridge; to ensure everlasting love, they then throw the key into the River Rhein below.
After an eventful day you could enjoy one of the local breweries, or go straight for the Cologne nightlife.
Cologne is a great place for a long weekend. I really enjoyed my time there. Around autumn time, when the tree leaves are changing colours it is particularly beautiful.