Visit Cologne and its cathedral by train
Yes, that's right. Koelsch is the local dialect of German spoken in Cologne and also the name of its famous beer.
Cologne - a great German city with sights and culture
Cologne is an ancient city established by the Romans in the 1st Century AD on the banks of the Rhine and is Germany's 4th largest city with over 1 million inhabitants. Although mostly destroyed by bombing in World War II, it has been re-built resulting in a unique cityscape. It is famous for its cathedral, on which construction began in 1248 and is still in progress. Cologne has more than 30 museums and numerous art galleries. It is an important media centre with several TV and radio broadcasters based there. Adenauer, the first post-war German chancellor was mayor of Cologne. Cologne is also famous for its carnival season beginning in November and closing with a long weekend street festival in the spring.
Cologne has it all - history, culture and great experiences
Cologne's museums are must-sees, particularly the Roman-Germanic museum with its wonderful collection of Roman artefacts. The Museum Ludwig has many great works, particularly by Picasso. Cologne Zoo is close to the city centre and should be visited. Cologne also has one of the world's great exhibition centres with leading international events there covering a wide product range.
Cologne offers excellent shopping opportunities not just in the main railway station with its important rail links, but also in the Hohe Strasse running south from the square in front of the station.