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Our pages offer useful information to help visitors find their way around Cologne and appreciate its charms. Choose your own must-sees from our selection of the main sights in the city of Cologne. Moreover, we introduce you to the whole region, offering details on various subjects, and give you an overview of the city’s history.

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Sights and monuments of Cologne

For example: Cathedral of Cologne
Why was Cologne Cathedral built? The Cathedral houses the shrine in which the relics of the three magi –in Germany: the three holy kings- are being kept. These relics were discovered by St. Helen, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, at the beginning of the 4 th century near Bethlehem. They were brought to Constantinople and later were transferred to Milan. When Milan was conquered in the 12 th century, the German emperor Frederick I. “Barbarossa”, gave them to his chancellor, the Cologne archbishop Reynald of Dassel as an acknowledgement for his support in the campaign against Milan. These relics were the most valuable part of the booty.

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History of Cologne

Cologne’s 2000 years of history begin in 57 AD, when Julius Caesar, during the Gallic Wars, conquered the territories on the left bank of the River Rhine. The Rhine formed the border between the Roman Empire on the western bank and the Germanic area on the eastern bank. In 50 AD, Cologne received its city charter and the name “Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium” (CCAA). In the late 1 st century, Cologne was made capital of the Roman province Lower Germania. In the mid-5 th century, it was conquered by the Franks............

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Look out: Our page offers useful information and details of the best hotels and restaurants in the city of Cologne.


Whether you stop by for a short visit or stay at Cologne for a longer time, we hope it will be a pleasant experience. By providing information about all the cultural offerings in town and around the region the portal LatLon-Cologne wants to help make your visit memorable. Most of LatLon’s pages of are printable in PDF-format.

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Museums in Cologne

For example: Chocolate Museum

The Cologne Chocolate Museum was founded in 1993 and financed by Dr. Hans Imhoff, then chairman of the governing body of Stollwerck, a Cologne company with a long tradition. Today it is
an independent, one-of-a-kind museum providing insight into a variety of aspects of the past and present of chocolate and cocoa in an exciting way. Read more...

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Culture and leisure offerings

To assist you in preparing your travel to Cologne, this page lists the most popular cultural and leisure venues.

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  Theaters, Concerts, Art Galleries
  Amazing Places to Discover & Relaxation
  Cologne Highlights


2022 Calendar of events at Cologne

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The best way to understand and appreciate a place is by hiring the services of a passionate tour guide. Our local partner will discover the highlights of Cologne to you.
Individual programs available on request.

Your expert local guide in Cologne with Tour-Agentur

Do you like to see Cologne, the Cathedral and the museums? Do you know Cologne already a bit and you have special interests? What about a tour into the underground discovering a part of the roman sewer or the roman governor's palace, the Praetorium? Afterwards a trained guide will tell you the right answers an will give you background information.

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Foto: Festkomitee (Kölner Karneval)


Europe is a beautiful continent and many of its cities are worth visiting. LatLon-Europe was created to present some of its most interesting and attractive cities, providing all useful information you need to plan a holiday: Sights & monuments, the history of the city; moreover, a choice of the best hotels & restaurants, and cultural offerings and events in the region – all of this in several languages.

LatLon-Europe is a web portal for tourist information managed by Pascal Jeanrenaud from Berlin. Various local partners support the small business. LatLon-Europe introduces a new travel destination that deserves your attention, from well-known cities like Berlin, Dresden, Geneva, Munich, Cologne and Hamburg to smaller towns like Neuchâtel, Lausanne or Potsdam.

If you are interested in collaborating in the presentation of one of our next destinations, find additional information under the headings “About this website” and “Your business in this space” or simply send us an E-mail.

We hope that our presentations make you want to discover these places on one your next travels. We invite you visit our website regularly and get to know more charming cities in Europe.

Please note: As LatLon-Europe exclusively provides information, we invite you to contact the tourist service providers, such as hotels or tour guides, yourself. We also have a list of specialized travel agencies available.

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