The church is directly next to the main train station in Cologne, which you can approach from several directions.
The Cathedral is in the centre of the old town in Cologne. It's very big so you can't miss it. There is parking opportunity 2 minutes away from the Church on the Street Kurt Hackenberg Platz 2.
Nov-Apr 6am-7:30pm May-Oct 6am-9pm
The Cologne Cathedral is the third tallest church building in the world. Since 1996 the church is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. You have to enjoy this amazing view from the rooftop.
The Cathedral in Cologne is a phenomenon! Not only it's beauty, but its history and surrounding. It is a landmark and the highlight of Cologne. Among pious Catholics, the Cologne Cathedral is considered an important place of pilgrimage, because there are the bones of Magi. The treasury, the bells of the cathedral, the two church organs and the numerous stone carvings on the facade attract many visitors. You can explore the church on your own, or join a guided tour. In the surrounding of the church, you can find museums, shopping opportunities and the main train station.
Escape Address: Margarethenkloster 5, 50667 Köln, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The ones who are passing the the "Hohenzollern Bridge" by train or by foot, can not only see the wonderful Cathedral, but also a thousand of padlocks. Couples in love have labeled them with name & date and fixed it to the railing of the bridge to swear loyalty and eternal love! A must-do!
Not only Cologne is a beautiful city, where you can explore a lot of sights, events and local specialities. In the surrounding aera you can reach the cities Düsseldorf & Dortmund. Düsseldorf is approximately 35 minutes and Dortmund only 10 minutes away. You can enjoy a day trip in those cities.
Once a year you have to be on the carnival in Cologne. There is a party in the whole city in the pubs and on the streets until the evening. People are dressing up and celebrating the days before a 40 days lent and wearing those creepy masks and hear the loud music should cast out the winter ghosts.