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City Guide : CologneStanding as the Germany's oldest fundamental city, Cologne is a city in the North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Federal State of Germany. Cologne lies on the Rhine, one of the most important rivers in Europe. It is the 4th largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Cologne is popular with its splendid architectural and cultural treasury. Cologne is famous for its Kölsch beer.
Tourist AttractionsCologne is a world city with its architectural structures, historical and cultural treasuries and world famous museums.
Since its completion in 1880, Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) is the spiritual and geographical hub of the city and is the most famous landmark. The Cathedral is administered by the Roman Catholic Church and the seat of Archbishop of Cologne.
Cologne boasts with its Domschatzkammer at the city center. The Cathedral Treasury will attract you with its robes, sculptures, reliquaries and liturgical objects.
The twelve Romanesque churches are among the fundamental cultural values of the city. These are St. Andreas, St. Aposteln, St. Cecilia, St. Georg, Groß St. Martin, St. Kunibert, St. Maria im Kapitol, St. Maria Lyskirchen, St. Pantaleon, St. Severin, St. Gereon and St. Ursula.
SEA LIFE Königswinter is the underwater world in Cologne. Starting from the Rhine, the journey under water accompanied via the 360 degree underwater tunnel, continues to the settlements of North Sea and to the Atlantic. You will encounter sharks and various species face to face.
Culture & EntertainmentThe city is an internationally renowned art center. Cologne totally has 36 museums and 118 galleries. To name among these culture and art centers, Museum Ludwig at Aldstadt is admired as the European hub of postmodern art. You will witness all genres created in the 20th century. From Russian and American art performers to Picasso, the museum has an infinite art treasure.
Music of all genres from all periods, literature, photography, theater, crafts, trade fairs, congresses, carnivals, cultural events, concerts and whatever you want is available at Cologne.
Der Keller Theater (conventional performances), Scala Theater (cabaret and comedy), Atelier Theater (entertainment, comedy) and Millowitsch Theater (folk performances) are some of the fundamental performing art centers.
Koelnmesse is the modern trade fair exhibition center of the city. It is one of the world's leading trade fairs organizers with an area of 286 m2 and over 38.000 exhibitors. Annually, more than 1.000 congresses are held in the city.
The city is the music metropolis. Cologne is the center for concerts and live music performances from all times and all styles. Musical Dome near the Rhine, Kölner Philharmonie at Bischofsgartenstrabe 1 and Kölnarena as the largest show and musical hall of the country, are the concert and music centers of the city.
The Carnival in Cologne (November) is the time of a great range of indoor and street celebrations at the city. Clubs and halls in all shapes and of all categories accompanied by all music genres offer a dynamic night life at the city.
Food & DrinkUnprecedented breweries, Cologne palates from the top-quality restaurants and the world cuisine will whet your appetite. Above 3.000 public houses, restaurants, cafes and breweries all offer the grand German and world delicacies.
Some German specialties at Cologne;
Himmel un Ääd (mashed potatoes with apple mash together with onion and a special sausage), Flönz (a kind of blood sausage), Rievkoche (potato pancake, especially with apple mash), Rheinischer Soorbrode (beef), Röggelchen (a kind of roll made of rye, eaten with cheese), Kölscher Kaviar (a special blood sausage with onions)...
The beer of Cologne, the Kölsch beer, is world wide famous. It is served in the sylindrical glasses named as Kölner Stangen each of which can include, at most, 0.2 liters of Kölsch.
ShoppingIn addition to its architecture and culture, Cologne is world-renown with its department stores and shopping centers. All wishes and needs are internationally and nationally fulfilled via the limitless alternatives of the shopping world at the city.
Hohe Straße and Schildergasse Streets are dense locations teemed with a great range of shops. Huge department stores and the outlets of world brands are found at these streets. You can find various trendy boutiques with large shopping opportunities.
Mittelstraße and Pfeilstraße are the centers for exclusive designer shops. The sophisticated shoppers must pay a visit to these locations.
A great deal of malls are present at the city. Olivandenhof and Neumarktpassage Malls at the end of Schildergasse Street are among the major ones.
40th Anniversary Celebrations In Cologne
Attended by more than 1500 invited guests, the evening brought together a wide array of prominent businessmen and politicians as well as leading figures from the media world and organizations of çivil society.
A first in its field, the Turkish Airlines Chamber Orchestra, founded under the leadership of composer-conductor Betin Güneş, presented guests with some outstanding works of western classical music as well as a selection from Turkish composer Cemal Reşit Rey and Istanbul classical music.
Host of the evening, Turkish Airlines’ President Temel Kotil, Ph.D. pointed out that Turkish Airlines is the only airline to have its own orchestra. Another pleasant surprise for guests was the Turkish Airlines Symphony, composed specially for the evening by orchestra conductor Güneş.
The same evening Temel Kotil, Ph.D. presented a plaque to Cologne Airport Managing Director Michael Garvens, who in turn expressed his pleasure to be working with Turkish Airlines.
Ticket Sales Offices : Cologne
|Cologne City Ofice +49 69 86 799 849|
|Address||Am Hof 28, 50667 Köln|
Call Center : +49 69 86 799 849
0049 221 272 48 300*
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Weekdays 9.00 – 18.00
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|Cologne Bonn Airport Sales Office +49 69 86 799 849|
|Address||Flughafen Köln/Bonn, Terminal 2, 51147 Köln|
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|Cologne Cargo +49 69 86 799 849|
|Address||FKB Cargo Center Heinrich-Steinmann-Str 12 51147 Köln|
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Cologne : Airport Information
Address : Cologne/Bonn Airport, Postbox 98 01 20, 51129 Cologne, Germany Phone : + 49 2203 40 40 01
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