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When to go Cologne

The city is a beautiful destination for visit. The cologne has a very pleasant weather conditions whole of the year round. It has the mild and moderate winter with occurrence of snow fall. Summers are humid and don't become blazingly hot. In the months of September-October the prices for accommodation gets lower and raise with the carnival season starts on November. The ideal time to visit the city is September and October, but the visitors comes here around the year.

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Weather Cologne

Having with cold winter and rainy summer, the city of Cologne, an oddly, gets most of its precipitation in the months of June and August. The nicest weather in Cologne comes in spring from March to May and autumn from September to October. Rain aside; however, July and August are delightful months to visit in terms of temperature. The daytime maximum average temperatures in these months hover around 24?C (75?F).

Arrival Cologne

Cologne acts as a major hub for the regional and main lines services to the Bonn (40 minutes), D'sseldorf (30 minutes) and Aachen (1 hour) several times an hour. ICE super fast train make hourly trip to Frankfurt, Berlin and every two hours to Munich. IC train serves for the Hamburg. The bus station is Right behind the Hauptbahnhof, on Breslauer Platz. Trips to Prague are scheduled three times a week. The Eurolines go to Paris and comes daily back. It is also a major autobahn hub encircled by Kolner ring and exits in all direction through A1, A3, A4, A57, A555 and A559. Driving in Cologne is not very comfortable, the entire parking is near residential area and you have to pay too much for parking. Cologne's mix of buses, trams, and U-Bahn or S-Bahn trains is operated by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg in cooperation with Bonn's system. Buy your tickets (either short-trip or 24-hour) from the orange ticket machines at stations and aboard trams; be sure to stamp them.

Best Locations Cologne

The first and only cable car designed for, to span a major river is from within one of the cars of the Rhein - Seilbahn and is one of the first and only Panoramas over the ancient city of Cologne. The Rhein-Seilbahn stretches between points near the zoo, in the district of Cologne-Riehl, to the Rheinpark in Cologne-Deutz, a total of about 915m (3,000 ft.). From the air, you'll get a good view of the busy river traffic along the Rhine. The cable car operates April to October, daily 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Domschatzkammer, Cologne is proud of its Domschatzkammer, whose reliquaries, robes, sculptures and liturgical objects are handsomely presented in 13th-century vaulted rooms on the north side of the Dom. Items to keep an eye out for include a Gothic bishop's staff from 1322. Kölner Dom, Cologne's geographical and spiritual heart and its main tourist attraction is the magnificent Kelner Dom. With its soaring twin spires, this is the Mt Everest of cathedrals. It's packed with an amazing array of art treasures, and its elegant proportions and dignified ambience leave only the most jaded of visitors untouched. Building began in 1248 in the French Gothic style but was suspended in 1560 for lack of money. Museum Ludwig, The distinctive building facade and unorthodox roofline signal that the Museum Ludwig is no ordinary museum. Considered a European mecca of post-modern art, it offers a thorough overview of all genres - traditional to warped - generated in the 20th century.

Night-life Cologne

Cologne full with, variety of arts and night-life options are one of the major cultural hubs of Germany. The Performing Arts--The most impressive grouping of theatre space in Cologne is within the Schauspielhaus, Offenbachplatz, the site of three theatres, each with its own agenda and schedule. Performances range from the avant-garde to the classic. Dance Clubs - A combination of live bands and DJs play at the MTC Music Club, Zulpicher Strasse 10, and unpretentious, even somewhat grungy bar with a small stage at one end. Either live or recorded music is played nightly, usually beginning at around 8pm, and continuing in an amiable, albeit high-volume and somewhat dysfunctional venue till around 3am. Expect lots of interest in punk-rock exhibitionism. Jazz Clubs - Klimperkasten (also known as Papa Joe's Biersalon), Alter Markt 50-52, is a small and intimate jazz and piano bar open from 11am to 2am, with live music every night beginning around 8pm. Sunday, when the music begins at 3:30pm and lasts until 1am, is the best day to come.

Several times a week (usually at 8pm Wed and Sat, but with frequent exceptions), the Underground, Vogelsanger Strasse 200, hosts rock groups that include both relatively unknown local acts and high-profile bands. Bars, A 110-year-old bar, Paffgen Brauhaus, Friesenstrasse 64-66, serves its K?lsch brand of beer, along with regional cuisine. Seating is available indoors and out. Open daily 10am to midnight. Cologne offers more diversions and distractions for gay men and women than any other city in the Rhineland. Head either to the Marienplatz area or the Bermuda Triangle. A good gay bar for men and women is Quo Vadis Pub, near Marienplatz at Pipinstrasse 7, open daily noon to midnight during the week and 11am to 1am on the weekend

City of Destination Cologne

The city of Cologne, located at the North West of Frankfurt and to the south of Da'sseldorf. This largest city of Rhineland is rich in antiquity and every new foundations dig, the excavators comes up with a new archaeological finding. Devastating though the World War II bombing was -- nearly all the buildings of the Altstadt were damaged -- reconstruction brought to light a period of Cologne's history that had been a mystery for centuries. Evidence showed that Cologne was as important and powerful during the early Christian era as it was during Roman times and the middle Ages. In the early Christian era, a bishopric was founded here and a number of saints were martyred, including the patron of the city, St. Ursula. During the middle Ages, as Cologne became a center for Internationaltrade, Romanesque and Gothic churches were built with prosperous merchants' gold. Traces found in Cologne dated back to 38 BC and confirms the Roman legions set up here. The emperor Claudius gave it rights as the capital of a Province in the AD 50. Today, the historical records from past 2,000 years can be seen here - from the old Roman towers to the modern opera house. But Cologne is also a bustling modern city, with a lively population. It's also increasingly becoming the fine-art capital of Germany.

History Cologne

The history of, one of the fourth largest city of Germany dated back to ancient times, its origins linked with The Julia Aggripina, who murdered her spouse and murdered by her son Nero. Julia was born in 15 AD, in a garrison town that had been established 48 years earlier. She eventually became the emperor's wife and persuaded him to rename her birthplace after her - although it didn't take long for Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium to get shortened down to Colonia. In German it's now known as K?ln. Gradually to become as a powerful catholic archbishops throughout the dark period construction of its first began in 1248, just 40 years before the archbishops lost power to the guilds at the battle of Worringen. K?ln became a Free Imperial City and continued to prosper. The French invaded in 1794 and - when the Congress of Vienna ended the occupation - the city was subsumed into Prussia. During the nineteenth century the city industrialized and continued to flourish. During the war time, the economic downturns were ridden out by the strong economy of Cologne. . It has been estimated that 95% of central Cologne was destroyed. In the decades following the conflict, enormous effort went into clearing the ruins and rebuilding the city. The automotive and pharmaceutical industries powered today's Cologne and both of which helped it recover to from its wounds to become the fourth largest city in Germany.