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Flights to Cologne-Bonn

Life at the Big River: Cologne-Bonn

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Cologne-Bonn, with its history of 2000 years, is highlighted as the biggest city of North Rhine-Westphalia. Associated with Rhine River, that is located at the centre of the city, Cologne is known as a lively, cheerful, cosmopolite city. It should be on every holiday list with its offerings for everyone, from culture to art and night life.

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Rhine River / North Rhine-Westphalia




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Cologne-Bonn Airport


Visit lots of museums; participate a boat tour on Rhine; taste the traditional dishes

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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  • Culture
  • Nature


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Halve Hahn

Halve Hahn is a famous, local sandwich, consists of a thick slice of gouda cheese, pickles, raw onion. It is mostly made with rye bread and served with mushroom. It is among the classics of Rhien region in Germany and can be found in most of the bars and restaurants in Cologne.

Himmel und Erde

It is a traditional dish popular especially in the regions of Rhineland and Westphalia. It is consists of black pudding, fried onions and mashed potatoes with apple sauce. It should be on your list while coming to Cologne-Bonn.


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. It is basically a meat dish in which the meat is marinated for several days. Before cooking, the raw meat is marinated in a mixture of vinegar, wine, herbs and spices for 3 to 10 days. A very different kinds of meat can be used from beef to lamd or pork. 


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Chocolate Museum

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.

Cologne Cathedral
With its two 157 m high towers, Cologne Cathedral is the city's landmark and Germany's most prominent architectural monument. Also worth seeing is the interior of the cathedral, including the Three Kings' Shrine.
Old Town

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.


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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.

River Rhine

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.

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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.


Destination Airport: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)  
Hurghada - Cologne Bonn flight duration   5:20 hours
Heraklion - Cologne Bonn flight duration  3:20 hours
Rhodos - Cologne Bonn flight duration  3:30 hours
Palma de Mallorca - Cologne Bonn flight duration  2:15 hours
Adana - Cologne Bonn flight duration  4:05 hours
Antalya - Cologne Bonn flight duration  3:50 hours
Ankara - Cologne Bonn flight duration  3:50 hours


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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Cologne-Bonn

When is the best time to travel to Cologne?

From June through to September.

Are there direct flights to Cologne-Bonn?

Yes, Corendon Airlines offers direct flights.

Where do I book my flights to Cologne-Bonn?

Via the Corendon Airlines website or mobile app.

When is the Carnival period in Cologne?

End of February/beginning of March.

What is Cologne's most famous building?

Cologne Cathedral is Cologne’s outstanding landmark.

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