Cologne

Panorama Cruise

Duration: 1 hour
Overview: See the skyline of Cologne from the river Rhine and enjoy beautiful views of the city's most important sights, such as the famous Cathedral and the fairground, while a taped commentary will give you information about the attractions as you pass them by. The cruise will first take you south, to the former fishing village of Rodenkirchen and then northwards to the fairground, where you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the city's shoreline from the river. You will then be returned to the old city centre where the tour ends.

Evening Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Overview: Enjoy the evening skyline of Cologne on this unescorted tour which offers you beautiful views as well as music and dancing. The tour starts from the old city centre and leads to the south of Cologne as far as the town of Suerth. It then turns back north, through Cologne, as far as the northern suburb of Cologne-Muelheim. After 2 hours you will return to the old city centre of Cologne where the tour ends.

Cologne Cathedral

Duration: 2 hours
Overview: The city's famous landmark is one of the largest churches in Europe and one of Germany's top attractions, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. At approximately 157 metres in height, the Gothic cathedral has the second tallest church spire in Europe and houses the shrine of the Three Wise Men. The magnificent Cologne Cathedral hovers above the roofs and chimneys of the city. It is not only used as a point of orientation but is the pride of the people in Cologne. It can be seen from nearly every point in the city centre and from many places elsewhere.

Chocolate Museum

Duration: 3 hours
Overview: Showcases the 3000-year long culture of chocolate around the world. The futuristic museum's complex, made of steel and glass, is situated right on the banks of the Rhine River, close to Cologne's Old Town.

Visitors are taken on a journey spanning 3,000 years of chocolate history. The chocolate production area located at the tip of the museum is one of its highlights. Stretching across two levels, it shows visitors how bars of chocolate, truffles and hollow figures are made.

There are plenty of interactive activities, but the highlight of the museum is a 10-feet high chocolate fountain: The museum staff will be happy to dip waffles into the warm chocolate to give you a try.

Cologne Zoo

Duration: At your own pace
Overview: Cologne's zoological garden is located in the northern borough of Riehl close to the Flora botanical garden. Founded in 1860, it is Germany's third-oldest zoo. You can admire more than 500 species from all continents and oceans here.

The Fragrance Museum

Duration: 3 hours
Overview: One of the most famous fragrances in the world: Eau de Cologne. In the oldest perfume factory in the world, visitors can learn about 300 years of perfume history. The Fragrance Museum (Duftmuseum) is located in the main building of the family-run Farina Company in the historic centre of Cologne, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the history of Eau de Cologne, for example, during a guided costume tour with the "parfumeur". Another Eau de Cologne production was built about 100 years later in the Glockengasse in Cologne. Visitors can also explore the world of fragrance in the 4711-Haus, for example, at a fragrance seminar in which an individual Eau de Cologne is created under expert guidance.

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