Cologne cathedral (©Stadt Köln)

Famous for its cathedral (Dom) and early Roman remains, Cologne (Köln) also has many interesting churches, museums, art galleries, and a wealth of attractions, including a large shopping area and a beautiful zoo. A good guide to Cologne is available at the tourist information office (Verkehrsamt) opposite the cathedral.

Famous museums include the Romano-Germanic Museum, the Praetorium (impressive excavated area of a Roman Imperial Palace), Museum Ludwig, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, the Arts and Crafts Museum, a museum displaying art from China, Japan and Korea, a chocolate museum, and the German Sports and Olympic Museum.


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Cologne Zoo

Large zoo with a large modern elephant habitat, an interesting aquarium, and a fine bird collection
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