The Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) is a large-scale architectural masterpiece with its austere outline that has become the city symbol a long time ago. Its towers reaching high towards the clouds, the sun glowing onto its dark stones, its magnificent stained glass windows will boggle your mind. Walking up 509 steps inside either of the 157-meter-high towers you will love the unforgettable panorama of this city and look for details in the roof of the cathedral.
The Farina Fragrance Museum in Cologne can be rightfully called the museum of the perfume arts history—after all, Eau de Cologne was conceived here in Cologne. Would you like to find out what do they look, all those distillation apparatuses and vials that were made for the Eau de Cologne? Come and visit the museum which is located inside the building of the oldest existing perfumery factory.
The Chocolate Museum in Cologne is located in a whimsical-looking building that reminds one of a ship. Here you can learn more about the technological processes for manufacturing different types of chocolate and chocolate goods plus, of course, taste samples of these same chocolate goods.
Phantasialand is the famous theme park designed to entertain both adults and children. While you stay there you can make a virtual space trip, take part in spectacular rides over tumultuous Hollywood rivers or simply feel happy when sitting in a merry-go-round and relishing your cotton candy.
Christmas Market in Cologne is the largest Christmas fair in Europe where the atmosphere of real festival and a fairy tale experienced “live”. One can taste here a specially brewed Cologne beer called Kölsch. It can be made only in Cologne, so producing it in other regions is strictly prohibited in accordance with a special agreement.
Shopping in Cologne is best done on Schildegasse, a street where since old days painters lived who made shop signs and also coat of arms. Also on Mittelstrasse with its de-luxe brands and Ehrenstrasse which is favored for shopping by the locals.