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What to Do in Cologne: Must See Attractions

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Discover the best sights in Cologne with some unique tours & day trips, or get through our list of 169 fun activities in Cologne. We have no booking fees and free cancellation, so you can rest easy and concentrate on planning the perfect vacation.

Things to Do in Cologne with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Cologne. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that'll make your vacation unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Cologne

Sightseeing on a limited budget in Cologne? Spend time, not money, on fabulous experiences.

Hohenzollern Bridge - Fans of architecture will certainly enjoy admiring the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Pixie Fountain - Come to understand some of the intriguing history of the region through this attraction.

Wallraf Square - This vibrant location is a favorite of both locals and tourists.

Fühlinger See - Just being beside the water is sure to leave you feeling peaceful and calm.

Alter Markt - If you'd like to explore some of the more important or unique places in the community, it's worth visiting this place.

Minoritenkirche - Get a better understanding of the local beliefs at this spiritual sanctuary.

Volksgarten - Whether you can tell your peonies from poppies, you'll find beauty in this gorgeous display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Cologne

Innenstadt

Known for its stunning cathedral and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Innenstadt. Check out top attractions like Cologne Cathedral and LANXESS Arena, and jump on the metro at Heumarkt U-Bahn or Severinstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Deutz

Museums, shopping, and river views highlight some notable features of Deutz. Make a stop by LANXESS Arena or Cologne Trade Fair Grounds while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Deutz Koelnarena U-Bahn or Suevenstrasse U-Bahn to get around town.

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Old Town

Known for its stunning cathedral, stunning river views, and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Old Town. Top attractions like Cologne Cathedral and Alter Markt are major draws. Catch the metro at Heumarkt U-Bahn or Neumarkt U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Porz

Porz is well-liked for its bars and golf courses. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, City Center Porz and Kleiner Kiesstrand are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Porz (Rhein) Station or Porz Markt U-Bahn to get around.

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Altstadt-Nord

Known for its stunning cathedral and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Altstadt-Nord. Check out top attractions like Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig, and jump on the metro at Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn or Heumarkt U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Kalk

Get to know Kalk and its many features like its bars and festivals. You might want to explore sights like Odysseum and Bergisches Land Nature Park, and you can jump on the metro at Autonbahn U-Bahn or Merheim U-Bahn to get around the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cologne on a sunny day?

What to do in Cologne on a rainy day?

What should I not miss in Cologne?

You'll want to put these attractions high on your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • RheinEnergieStadion
  • Alter Markt
  • City Hall

Are there cheap things to do in Cologne?

Keep more of your hard-earned coin in your wallet with these thrifty and fun experiences:

What can you do in Cologne for free?

Your break in Cologne needn't break the bank with free attractions like these to discover:

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Alter Markt
  • City Hall
  • Great St. Martin Church