The fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne is a hub of culture and history dating back over 2000 years. Spanning both sides of the River Rhine in a far flung corner of West Germany, Cologne found itself the unwitting victim of some of the worst bomb attacks during World War II, completely wiping out the majority of the city centre. Rebuilt in the late 1940s, Cologne bounced back and has since become an incredibly influential city.
Explore the sights of the city’s landmarks on foot or by river boat, indulge yourself in a geothermal spa, get back to nature in the Flora Botanical Gardens or the Cologne Zoo, or jump on the culture tourist bandwagon and discover one of the cities many museums and art galleries. Whatever takes your fancy, Cologne is packed full of fantastic things to do, any time of year!