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Cologne Holidays

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Cologne Holidays

This location is roughly 470 kilometres southwest of the capital city of Berlin and 10 kilometres south of Leverkusen.

Cologne is an excellent destination for families, with a great variety of things to do that are sure to appeal to kids of all ages. Head over and see what's happening at Phantasialand or the MMC Studios. Make sure you also let the kids have fun at Terrassen-Freibad and Aggua Troisdorf.

See some exotic and unusual animals at the Cologne Zoo, one of this destination's excellent spots.

Enjoy being surrounded by the wealth of plants at the Japanischer Garten. This charming patch of greenery is a great setting to get away from all those tourist activities.

If you've been flat out like a lizard drinking, why not take time out in some of Cologne's green parks? Forstbotanischer Garten Koln and Carl-Duisberg-Park are both great spots in which you'll be able to find a nice shady nook. Alternatively, Turnicher Castle Park and Volksgarten may be handier depending on where you are.

A lot of holidaymakers enjoy the area's beautiful lakes. Bask in the incredible vistas at Stockheimer Hof Recreational Area. If you're after more, get going to Fühlinger See.

Do you love the natural world? Then make a trip to Flittarder Rheinaue to spend some time in the crisp, clean air of nature.

This destination has heaps of museums, offering several unique cultural experiences. We recommend the Chocolate Museum and Fruit Museum. If you have some more time to burn, we suggest you also go for a walk around the Keramion Museum and the Cologne Carnival Museum.

Are you after a wholesome activity for the kids that's both educational and fun? With a changing roster of exhibits and interactive displays, the entire family will be sure to enjoy a visit to the Odysseum.

Are you looking to fill some gaps in your general knowledge? Make tracks to the Romano-Germanic Museum and get lost among its fascinating exhibits, models and diagrams. The Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum is another excellent attraction nearby, that is worth visiting afterwards if you can squeeze it in.

Do you enjoy the arts? Cologne offers a wide range of interesting exhibition spaces you won't want to miss. Make sure you find your way to the thoughtfully curated displays at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and the Museum Ludwig. Can't get enough? The Museum of Applied Art and the Museum of East Asian Art are a perfect way to end the day.

Cologne has heaps of curious historical museums that are sure to whisk you away on an adventure through the mists of time. You are guaranteed to emerge from the Cologne City Museum and the Bilderbuchmuseum Burg Wissem with an abundance of new knowledge. The Bergisches freilichtmuseum Lindlar and the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum are also worthy of a gander if you have some time to burn.

This holiday destination has moved on from the past, but you will still find loads of history to get out and explore. Take a historical journey at City Hall and the Cologne Triangle Panorama. Then end your tour with a stop off at the National Socialist Documentation Centre or Melaten-Friedhof.

Learn about the struggles and rivalries that have troubled this area over the years at Cologne Fort Museum, a historic Cologne defence.

Are you and the children curious about the idea of going to see the ostentatious buildings that have been the residence of some of Cologne's rulers and leaders? You are able to pick from a few of the region's most renowned dwellings. Whether you make your way to Augustusburg Castle, Schloss Bruehl or Brühl Palaces, you are likely to have a ball looking at the unique features of these buildings.

For history nerds, the area's castles are attractions that must be visited. Have a lark sticky beaking around the mysterious innards of Castle Park Gleuel. Afterwards, if you have time, see how the architecture differs at Falkenlust Castle and Palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust.

You don't have to be a religious fanatic to enjoy the diverse range of divine sites in and around this area. Cologne Cathedral and Great St. Martin Church are the most frequented of these places of worship, with the Cologne Synagogue and St Maria im Kapitol standing as two other good choices.

If you've run out of inspiration and you've yet to run out of space on your itinerary, you will still find a couple of unique things to do here. While the majority of visitors seem to pass over the Cologne Cable Car and the Michael Schmacher Kart and Event Centre, you might find that they're worth a stop at.

Top Cologne Hotels

Steigenberger Hotel Köln

Steigenberger Hotel Köln

Habsburgerring 9-13, Cologne, NW
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Innenstadt, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neumarkt, Cologne Cathedral and City Hall. Alter Markt and Chocolate Museum are also within ...

    from NZ$231

    Maritim Hotel Köln

    Maritim Hotel Köln

    Heumarkt 20, Cologne, NW
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Haymarket, Chocolate Museum and Alter Markt. Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge are also ...

      from NZ$220

      Hotel Lyskirchen

      Hotel Lyskirchen

      Filzengraben 26-32, Cologne, NW
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

        Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Alter Markt and City Hall. Great St. Martin Church and Romano-Germanic ...

        from NZ$141

        Holiday Inn Express Köln-Mülheim

        Holiday Inn Express Köln-Mülheim

        Tiefentalstr. 72, Cologne, NW
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Muelheim, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Claudius Therme, Cologne Cable Car and Cologne Zoo. Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and LANXESS Arena are ...

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          CityMax am Dom

          CityMax am Dom

          Ursulastraße 4 - 8, Cologne, NRW
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cologne Cathedral, Romano-Germanic Museum and City Hall. Alter Markt and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum ...

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            Novotel Köln City

            Novotel Köln City

            Bayenstr. 51, Cologne, NW
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rheinau Harbour and Chocolate Museum. Haymarket and Alter Markt are also within 1 mile (2 km). ...

              from NZ$174

              Boutique 009 Köln-City

              Boutique 009 Köln-City

              Ursulaplatz 9-11, Cologne, NW
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hohe Strasse, Cologne Cathedral and Musical Dome. Museum Ludwig and Hohenzollern Bridge are also ...

                from NZ$122

                Cologne Marriott Hotel

                Cologne Marriott Hotel

                Johannisstr. 76-80, Cologne, NW
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Located in Innenstadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Musical Dome, Cologne Cathedral, and Museum Ludwig. Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and Hohenzollern ...

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                  Hyatt Regency Cologne

                  Hyatt Regency Cologne

                  Kennedy-Ufer 2a, Cologne, NW
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                    Located in Innenstadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and Musical Dome. LANXESS Arena and Hohenzollern Bridge are ...

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                    Wyndham Köln

                    Wyndham Köln

                    Breslauer Platz 2, Cologne, NW
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                      Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Musical Dome and Museum Ludwig. Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge are also within 10 minutes. ...

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