If you don't research the menu closely enough, you'll be looking forward to half a roast chicken and you'll be bitterly disappointed when the "only" Köbes (brewery waiter) serves a Röggelchen (rye roll) with medium-aged Gouda cheese, onions, butter and mustard - known as "Halve Hahn" in Cologne.
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Cologne – Life at the big riverCuisine, Culture, Nature
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city and has become a really true capital. Located close to the Rhine river, it offers a wide range of beautiful sights, historical monuments and wonderful excursions to the surrounding area for all tourists. Travel with Corendon Airlines to Cologne and you will discover that Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) is the perfect starting point for a city trip to Cologne. The city has plenty to offer for everyone. Culture enthusiasts will find a wealth of museums with various exhibitions throughout the year. The numerous bars, pubs and clubs make for a fun evening for many, particularly with the locals staying out until the early hours on weekends. The Cologne carnival is, of course, a real annual highlight. Corendon Airlines also offers you very suitable fares for you to enjoy a holiday in Spain.
Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Its residents can look back on almost 2000 years of crucial city history. Kölle, as the locals lovingly call their town, is the largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with over a million inhabitants. The city is best known for its Gothic cathedral, the tasty beer from the regional breweries and the many lively pubs in the old town.
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For potatoes, ie apples from the "Erdapfel" and the apples on the trees, ie from "earth" it got its name from the traditional designation "heaven" The Kölsch version is made of crispy black fried pudding and roasted onions, adding a hearty addition to the mash of potatoes and apples and making the dish very hearty.
One of the popular dishes of German cuisine is Sauerbraten. If dressed with sweeteners such as apple or turnip greens, a Sauerbraten becomes a Rhenish Sauerbraten (the citizens of Cologne call it 'Soorbrode'). Raisins are part of the Rhenish sauerbraten, too.
With over 650,000 visitors each year, the Chocolate Museum directly at the Rhine is the most visited museum in Cologne and is one of the ten most visited museums in Germany. Some feel like they are in a land of milk and honey in the Chocolate Museum: there is a big fountain in the large glass dome of the Chocolate Museum, from which only chocolate gushes.
Located right at the Rhine, the Old Town of Cologne is charmed by its unusual atmosphere. Visitors should expect a rare blend of restaurants, stores, breweries and squares, with a historical flair, embedded between old houses and narrow alleys. Take time to enjoy a tour through the historical Old Town with an expert guide whilst walking in the footsteps of the after-war period.
The Arboretum is particularly famous for its Japanese section, offering many different types of plants and flowers ornamented in a “garden monument.” Some of the visitor-friendly ones include the Volksgarten, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki (aka Aachener-Weiher) and the Stadtgarten.
Cologne can’t offer you a natural sandy beach but generally a visit to Cologne must include a boat trip on the Rhine which can offer you the same happiness as a beach. Boat trips along the Rhine will give you a view of Cologne's Old Town and travel further south to the towns of Rodenkirchen or Porz or north to Mülheim. Enjoy the sparkling sights of Cologne lit up at night from the deck of a Rhine River cruise boat.
Weather in Cologne
Cologne is a year-round destination with rather warm summers and comparatively mild winters – cold weather and frost are rare over a longer period. Rain falls throughout the year, with much of Cologne experiencing its maximum rainfall over the high summer months. ... Cologne’s summer is relatively warm with average temperatures of 23°-26°C.
- Mar 6, Sat 8 Clear Sky
- Mar 7, Sun 7 Clear Sky
- Mar 8, Mon 5 Overcast Clouds
- Mar 9, Tue 9 Broken Clouds
- Mar 10, Wed 7 Light Rain
Cities with direct flights to Cologne
Cologne, the city at the river Rhine can be reached by major Turkish airports, i.e. Ankara, Antalya, Alanya, Dalaman, Kayseri, Izmir, Bodrum, Gaziantep, Adana, Eskibekir, Diyarbakir, Trabzon and Zonguldak. But also, tourist destinations in Spain, like Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife from the Canary Islands Corendon Airlines offer direct flights. During the summer holiday season Corendon Airlines offers its flights to the holidaymaker to these beautiful islands. Mallorca is also a very important holiday destination that Corendon Airlines has in its schedule during the summer season. Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik, two beautiful holiday destinations in Egypt are also connected directly with Cologne-Bonn. Last but not least the Greek islands of Crete and also Rhodes are offered to the sunseeker.
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Cheap flight tickets to Cologne
You will find the best and cheapest fares to your holiday destination Cologne with Corendon Airlines via our website or mobile app. The earlier you book your flights and organise your travel arrangements for Cologne the more you can secure a great stay. Make sure you also reserve the seat that is most convenient to you to make your journey unforgettable. You might also consider booking a delicious inflight meal and if required additional baggage. All for an affordable price.
Accommodation in Cologne
Cologne can offer you 300 hotels with a total of 31.000 beds (996 hotels including the nearby towns). From the cheap hostel to a luxury accommodation – you have many options to make your stay in Cologne affordable and memorable. For the leisure traveller searching for less expensive accommodation the city can also offer hostels, youth hostels, apartments and university dorms for students. On average, an accommodation in Cologne costs £66per night. Cologne can offer many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hilton Cologne. For other potential stays, consider Cologne Marriott Hotel and Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln, which can also be great places to stay.
Airport and Transportation
Cologne-Bonn airport is the gateway to the cities Cologne and Bonn. The best way to get to the city centre of Cologne is by S-Bahn or the Regional Express. Both of them take you straight from Cologne Airport to Cologne Main Station, cost only €3 each way (or nothing if you have a Cologne Card!) and just take 11 to 15 minutes to get you to Cologne City. In addition, transportation is also offered by regular shuttle buses or taxi.
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