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Art galleries, museums, riverside beer-gardens, tasty cuisine, lively nightlife, chocolate and perfume - Cologne holidays have a lot to offer. Sitting alongside the River Rhine, the city of Cologne is packed with things to see and do, making it an ideal destination for a city break. Culture fans will delight in visiting Cologne Museum of Applied Art, the German Sport & Olympic Museum and historic EL-DE Haus, once the HQ of the Gestapo. Not missing Cologne Cathedral, Glockengrasse 4711 House (home of the famous eau-de-cologne), the Botanical Gardens, the Old Market and Iron Market Square, along the way. Hohe Strasse, Friesenstrasse, Schildergasse and Neumarkt Passage are a haven for shoppers in search of a bargain or designer labels. While family fun is guaranteed at Phantasialand and Cologne Zoo & Aquarium. Taste the German sausage and traditional ales at Fruh am Dom and explore the world of chocolate at the Chocolate Museum. Cologne has a full calendar of events including the popular Cologne Carnival in February. Winter is a wonderful time to visit the city when Cologne Christmas Markets get you in the festive mood. All of this is just a two hour flight away from the UK, making holidays to Cologne perfect for short breaks and long weekends.
Average 2 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 17°C