Cologne (in German, Köln) is the main city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populous city in Germany – right after the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. Besides, Cologne is located just a few kilometers from Germany’s borders with other European countries. For example, if you want to visit the cities of Liège (in Belgium) or Maastricht (in the Netherlands), you can do it in less than two hours by car! Ready to visit Cologne?
The impressive Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and one of the best examples of European Gothic architecture. With more than 6 million visitors per year, this religious temple is also one of the most famous churches in Germany and Europe. So, if you decide to visit the city of Cologne, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore this temple. From the imposing towers to the valuable relics displayed at the Treasury, there is much to discover about this cathedral!
Located in Central Europe, Germany is a popular tourist destination because of its natural and cultural diversity. Here, you’ll find historic castles, picturesque villages, areas of dense forest, and large urban centers like Berlin or Hamburg. And even though I only visited Germany once, I couldn’t help but write a bucket list about this beautiful country. After all, my series “10 Best Places to Visit In …” already has articles on France, Italy, Spain, England, Greece, and Portugal!