Explore one of Germany's biggest cities - Cologne
DFDS Cologne Destination Guide
Cologne is like a living architecture exhibition, with buildings from as far back as the ancient Roman times lying next to modern, avant-garde museums and concert halls.
The city is centred on the cathedral, which is regularly voted Germany’s most popular tourist attraction.
Culture in Cologne
Cologne’s cathedral is the biggest single tourist attraction in Germany. With its two 157-metre high towers, Cologne Cathedral towers over the Old Town. As well as the building itself, the Cathedral Treasury displays a stunning collection of religious artefacts, sculptures and other items dating from the 4th to the 20th century.
The Old Town is an attraction worth visiting during your city break. A network of narrow streets with a large variety of cafes, restaurants and shops amongst brightly-coloured houses. Within the medieval city walls, 12 beautiful churches stand in the heart of the city.
Shopping in Cologne
Cologne attracts shoppers from far and wide and offers a wide range of shops from high street fashion to exclusive designer outlets.
Apostelnstrasse is a shopping street in the heart of Cologne. You'll find a whole variety of shops here, including high quality jewellers and goldsmiths.
Neumarkt Passage Arcade is another popular shopping destination with a range of high-quality specialist stores located both inside and outside the arcade. This is the ideal place to stop off for a bite to eat.
Dining in Cologne
Cologne offers numerous bars, cafes and restaurants serving a wide range of dishes. Em Krützche is a charming building in the old town alongside the Rhine houses a traditional restaurant serving classical and Rhenish cuisine. "Zur Tant" and "Hütter's Piccolo" restaurants are on the banks of the Rhine with beautiful views and a terrace.
The bistro offers homemade cooking, while the restaurant menu features gourmet cuisine. Park Plaza is a well-appointed, modern establishment offering outstanding service and serving both regional and international dishes.