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Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest city and found in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is on the river Rhine, with a bridge over the river connecting two parts of the city. The city dates back to 4500 BC as it was an important hub in the Roman era and throughout the Middle Ages.
The Dom or cathedral, is the most famous and dominating building in the city with construction beginning in the 1200's, it was finished in the 1800's. It is the third tallest cathedral in the world. Within the church, you will find many amazing things, such as the Shrine to the three Holy Kings, dating back to the 13th century. This shrine is said to contain the skulls and clothes of the Three Wise Men. The Gero Cross dates back to the 10th century and it is the oldest crucifix north of the Alps. Should you feel brave and fit enough you can climb the 500+ stairs to the top of the cathedral and take in the awesome view of the city. Make sure you check to make sure the day is sunny, otherwise all you will see are the clouds.
The Schildergasse is a care free shopping street which dates back to the Roman era and has been a busy street since then. Today it houses a mix of massive department stores, small independent shops and great cafes.
The Hohenzollern Bridge is what you can take to cross the Rhine river. This bridge is famous and on a walk over it one will see many padlocks on the fence, this is a symbol of love.
The Belgian Quarter is popular for tourists and locals alike since this area has some great independent and cozy cafes to sit and watch the world go by as well as some great pubs, naturally serving Belgian beer. With car hire Cologne, you can drive to Belgium to drink some beer there too.
The city has some world class museums on offer such as the Chocolate Museum which was founded in 1993. The museums tells the story and history of chocolate and cocoa, from the Mayans to today, and the process that turns cocoa beans to the chocolate bar you buy in your shop. The museum has most of its texts in English and German, Within the museum there is a 10 foot chocolate fountain which you can dip waffles into and you can buy some fine chocolate in the shop.
The Romano-Germanic Museum explores the history of the city from the prehistoric times to the medieval era, but mainly focuses on life in the city during the Roman era. The museum has the impressive Dionysus mosaic as well as the largest collection of glasses from the Roman era.
Museum Schnütgen showcases artifacts and art from the Middle Ages, mainly of Christian origin, the museum is housed in a fantastic church, dating back to the 9th century.
Cologne is famous for its Kölsch beer, this is exclusively from Cologne. The beer is served 0.2 glass, so that it maintains its freshness and coldness. Once its drunk, the waiter is very quick to replace your empty glass with a full one, to stop the constant refilling of beer place you coaster on the top of the glass.
With your hire car Cologne you have the opportunity to get out of the city and explore the state. Within driving distance is the old capital city of the west of Germany Bonn and the industrial city of Dusseldorf.
Having a hire car in Cologne gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want free of the restrictions of public transport, within just a few clicks have your ideal car booked at the best prices.