Fly To Cologne, Germany
Cologne is a modern city with an ancient history dating back to two millenniums ago. It located on the renowned Rhine River; it is one of the tourism and media hotspots of Germany as well as a leading business centre.
It is one the most liberal German cities and is famous for its beer. The relics of the past brilliantly merge with the contemporary German technology makes a visit to Cologne a thrilling experience.
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Getting to the City Centre from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
Buses and trains have shuttle between the airport and the city centre but the fastest transfer from the airport to Cologne is by Taxis which are located outside terminals 1 and 2. Car rentals and limousine service provides an elegant and efficient transfer to Cologne.
Cologne has several historical and cultural treasures which include the cathedral, the world renowned museums and cultural monuments from the Roman Empire to contemporary time. A few of them are:
Cologne Cathedral: the cathedral is a master piece of medieval Gothic architecture as been ascribed as one of the most beautiful ecclesiastic edifice the world over.
Romano-Germanic Museum: The Romano-Germanic Museum has a dazzling glass collection and the Dionysos mosaic and the famous tomb of Poblicius are also here.
Cologne is also home to 42 museums which include Museum Ludwig, which has the biggest pop art collection in the world after USA
Cultural Quarter: the cultural Quarter at Neumarkt together with 120 galleries which has a wide variety of collections from the 2000 years to present is a testimony of Cologne’s position as a centre for art and culture.
The Old Town: most part of the city was destroyed during World War II. It was rebuilt after the war into picturesque city
Zoo: Cologne Zoo with gardens covers a land mass of 20,000 m2. It has an elephant park, Nile crocodile’s antelopes and hippos with African river valley landscape.
Things to Do
Take Photos at iconic landmarks in the city; the zoological Garden and cable car are also fantastic backgrounds for a souvenir photo snaps.
Take time out to go on Shopping. Buy the renowned kolsch beer straight from the breweries and get original Eau de Cologne perfume made by age-long perfumers.
Unwind in one numerous bars, while savoring the taste of a cold kolsch beer. Dance the night away in one of the trendy nightclubs. Dine at a Cologne restaurant and give your taste bud a treat with spicy local cuisine.
Hotels and Accommodation
Whether you are choosing based on star rating or price you will surely find a wonderful accommodation for your stay in Cologne that will match your budget and taste.
Several car rental companies including Sixt, Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Budget offer their services at the airport and other strategic locations in the city. The car varies from SUVs to Limousine and other luxury vehicles to simple convenient cars.
Best Time to Visit
Between the September and October, during the autumn season is the best time to visit Cologne. The beer gardens open by May and it is also a nice time to visit. The weather during winter is also mild and moderate.